Logistics Associate G6 ( internal & External)

Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted September 28, 2022
Category Logistics
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG



Opening Date: 27 September 2022

Closing Date: 11 October 2022

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 4 million people assisted in 2018. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally, is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).

As an introduction to the accountabilities

Supply Chain Planning and Optimization Service

Planning equips Sudan County Office (SDCO) SC to achieve its strategic goals of being agile, reliable & cost-efficient, supporting quality & safety, and strengthening national capacities & markets. The Supply Chain (SC) Planning Service has been conceptualized to maximize and mainstream best practices developed across WFP in SC Planning. The Service supports and provides cross-functional collaboration, promote end-to-end SC visibility, and leverages tools and analytics and optimization tools.

Supply Chain Management is at the core of WFP’s humanitarian response and, therefore, an area of strategic focus. SDCO aims to better integrate and continuously improve the process in its Logistics unit through continued innovation of the overall Country Office (CO) Supply Chain by; identifying, designing, and implementing initiatives on four levels: strategic planning, structure, processes & tools, and staff development.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Supply Chain Planning Pipeline Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Contribute to developing Supply Chain Planning (Allocation Plans, distributions plan) and processes, ensuring compliance with more comprehensive logistics policies and WFP standards. Support Supply Chain Planning projects or day-to-day operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries. Collect and analyze data through research and networking with colleagues at the Country Office (CO) and Area Office (AO) to recommend actions and workable solutions to the supervisor to improve performance and efficient allocation of resources within the Country Office operations. Conduct portions of resources pipeline analysis and reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimize the use of available resources. Guide support staff at CO and AO, acting as a referral point and supporting them with analysis and queries. Collate data and contribute to preparing accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP-wide view of Supply Chain Planning activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Supply Chain Planning Pipeline Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

7- Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (i.e., through contribution to the training materials).

8- Identify and build productive relationships with Supply Chain stakeholders, colleagues, and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.

9- Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFPs can quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

10- Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

11- Other as required.


Skills Requirement

Sound Knowledge use of Office, Excel and Data Analytics Tools. Highly numerate with an innate ability to analyze & interpret data quickly & recommend improvements. Problem-solving skills. The incumbent will be required to travel to the field office based on 40(Field) /60 (CO Office) basis.


Completion of secondary school plus a post-secondary certificate/Diploma in any other relevant functional area .

Advanced university degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Data Science, Operations Research, or Business Management or related fields or relevant experience of a minimum of five years is desirable.


Fluent in oral and written English and Arabic, including having technical writing skills.


These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RB) and Country Offices (CO and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to a Logistics Officer, Head of Unit or the designate.
At this level, job holders demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders typically manage a small team, supervising and coaching staff.


Experience working with government or humanitarian agencies (e.g. UN, NGOs, etc.) is preferred, particularly in humanitarian logistics. Experience in SC-related industry (e.g. supporting S&OP-type processes, material planning, distribution planning, procurement, shipping, etc.). Experience maintaining corporate systems and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, and food stock. Experience in using analytics to support operations management (e.g. planning, optimizing supply chain networks, developing of KPIs and visualization dashboards, etc.). Experience in business analysis, process mapping, data transformation and analysis, presenting conclusions to senior management, etc.). Effective people skills, working individually and in a team in a multi-cultural environment.

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