Logistics Assistant G5

February 2, 2022

Job Description

the United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Logistics Assistant G5
Requisition ID: 156644
Location: Kano
Organizational Context

Job holder report to Logistics Officer, a Head of Unit,  or the designate.
At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services.
Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.

Job Purpose

To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.
Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service mind-set.
Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.
Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities.
Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating various issues to the supervisor.
Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (e.g. SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance evaluation) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems in support to informed decision-making.
Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management.
Provide guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.
Other duties as required

Standard Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of Secondary School education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Desired Experiences for entry into the Role:

Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.
Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.
Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.


General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.


WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit the International Civil Service Commission's website: http://icsc.un.org  (link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/nigeria.htm).

Application Closing Date
11th February, 2022 at 11:59pm Nigerian Time.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Terms and Conditions

Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position.
Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.

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