SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER at World Food Programme (WFP), Kigali, Rwanda – CLOSE: 02/12/2022

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SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER at World Food Programme (WFP), Kigali, Rwanda – CLOSE: 02/12/2022

Career Opportunities: Supply Chain Officer, CST Level 2 (178504)

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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The position is required an experienced supply chain officer to help strengthen operations and staff capabilities under the direct supervision of the Head of the Supply Chain. The incumbent will support the overall management of the supply chain activities, procurement of food, non-food and services, Logistics operations in supporting the country office, and regional operations and supply chain emergency and preparedness and response. The candidate must have good technical and managerial abilities to maximise the efficiency of the logistics operations and activities. The candidate is expected to be results-oriented, demonstrate adaptive capacities in effective supply chain management, and make significant contributions to planning and operations at country and regional scales.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide advice, analytics, and contributions to integrated supply chain operations.
  2. Manage supply chain operations to ensure an integrated supply chain approach meeting the partners’ food assistance needs and service provision requirements.
  3. Participate in developing and implementing supply chain plans and procedures in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, and quality and support national capacity strengthening.
  4. Analyze regional/country context and design and manage the end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks to proactively mitigate and address dynamic supply chain challenges and obtain operational optimization.
  5. Plan and manage the implementation of innovative supply chain operations, initiatives, and services to ensure a timely, cost-effective, and integrated approach with core activities and services and closely cooperate with key supply chain stakeholders.
  6. Plan, monitor and manage resources to maximize the effectiveness of supply chain operations.
  7. Identify and build productive partnerships with counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational knowledge and resources and build capacity to ensure coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations.
  8. Perform in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance.
  9. Manage supply chain operations to ensure compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.
  10. Constantly monitor the performance of supply chain operations to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.
  11. Manage service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations and safeguard WFP’s interest.
  12. Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain activities and trends to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
  13. Manage, motivate and develop a team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  14. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, governments and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
  15. Other as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Transport, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or another related field, or First University degree with additional 2-5 years of related work experience and training/courses.
Experience: 

  • Experience in managing an area of supply chain operations, including coordination
    with internal and external stakeholders.
  •  Experience in implementing operational supply chain strategies in a country.
  • Experience in designing and implementing supply chain, retail and partnership
    Networks.
  • Experience in managing relationships and national capacity-building initiatives with the UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and government organizations.
  • Experience evaluating and selecting service providers and/or suppliers.
  • Experience identifying operational risks and maintaining documentation on
    emergency preparedness.
  • Experience in implementing approved corrective actions to improve performance and monitor progress.
  • Experience supervising professional staff.

Knowledge & Skills: 

Master in Negotiation, analysis and writing skills
Languages:    Fluency (level C) in the English language.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Strategy Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain strategies. Conducts analytical
and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation.
Operationalizes strategies in own area of responsibility.
Supply Chain Planning Leads supply chain planning within area of operations managed. Oversees and
coordinates periodic planning across functions and with partners. Ensures consensusbased
plans are in place and aligned with strategy.
Supply Chain & Networks
Management
Manages end-to-end supply chain within area of operations. Leads the design and
implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership networks. Oversees and
coordinates integrated delivery of supply chain services.
Supply Chain Capacity
Strengthening
Leads design and implementation of supply chain capacity strengthening initiatives
within area of operations managed. Leverages WFP’s supply chain capacities and
networks to strengthen national value chains and stakeholders.
Supply Chain Performance &
Development
Leads continuous supply chain improvement and innovation initiatives within area of
operations managed. Defines operational performance targets, monitors
performance, anticipates and mitigates risks for timely corrective actions.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • • Experience in managing an area of supply chain operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience in implementing operational supply chain strategies in a country;
  • Experience in designing and implementing supply chain, retail and partnership networks;
  • Experience in managing relationships and national capacity building initiatives with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and/or government organizations;
  • Experience evaluating and selecting service providers and/or suppliers;
  • Experience identifying operational risks and maintaining documentation on emergency preparedness;
  • Experience in implementing approved corrective actions to improve performance and monitoring progress;
  • Experience supervising professional staff.

Interested candidates should apply using the “Apply” button below not later than 02nd December 2022

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

How to Apply

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  • Category : Management Jobs

Location

KK 512 St, Kigali,Kicukiro,Kigali City,Rwanda

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