Logistics Officer (Warehousing)

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted November 20, 2019
Category Transportation & Logistics
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address UN Avenue


Logistics Officer (Warehousing)

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.

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). In the field job holders report to the Country Director, Head of Field Office or the designate. In RBs and HQ, job holders report to a more senior Logistics Officer. Job holders are likely to focus on one specific area of logistics (i.e. budget preparation and management, commodity and warehouse management, supply chain, fleet and workshop management, port operation management, logistics cluster and information management) or manage teams within logistics operations to ensure supply chain strategies are implemented.

Establish reports based on logistics movements and distribute them according to requirements and prepare/maintain transport information for reporting purposes.

Experience Requirements

At least 9 years’ experience in warehouse managerial/supervisory role, with progressively increasing responsibilities in the warehouse operations.
Hands on experience in Warehouse Management systems implementation.

Job Responsibilities

surveys for logistics services (transport, warehousing, Fumigation, …etc to assist CO in awarding competitive and cost-efficient service providers)
Proven ability to implement process improvement initiatives
Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained
Implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse in accordance to WFP guidelines and RFQs
In the event of food safety incidents, support investigation exercises to enable lessons learned to be documented and shared, to reduce re-occurrence of the incident.
Prepare evidenced based recommendations for head of the office on tools to enable rapid response to the situations with food safety concerns
Prepare evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on control measures to combat and reduce food commodity losses and food quality and safety issues.
Provide trainings to WFP staff and external stakeholders on the key areas, such as quality control, food processing, loss prevention and mitigation, to build local capacity.

Education Requirements

University degree in business administration, engineering, computer science, statistics or economics (preferably transport economics), or equivalent professional experience or extensive relevant logistics experience).


Strong analytical, networking, and coordination skills with excellent written and oral communication.
Experience in coaching and mentoring junior staff.
Leadership, ability to work within and lead a team, strong drive for results, cultural sensitivity
Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English (enter other WFP language, if applicable) is required
Basic knowledge of (enter secondary WFP language, if applicable) would be a plus
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