Logistics Officer (Warehousing)

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Kampala, Kenya
Date Posted November 17, 2019
Category Transportation & Logistics
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


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.


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.
Experience in coaching and mentoring junior staff.
Leadership, ability to work within and lead a team, strong drive for results, cultural sensitivity

Job Responsibilities

Establish reports based on logistics movements and distribute them according to requirements and prepare/maintain transport information for reporting purposes.
Define logistics / warehouse management strategy within the WFP policies and procedures and ensure effective integration of supply chain operations at the port and warehouses. Strong cold chain experience is desirable .
Advise on logistics management and structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are always adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy.
Manage own warehouse and third parties, checking procedures are strictly followed, coordinate with superintendent / Labour and Clearance Agents for imports / exports for foods and non-foods items / commodities and make sure quality controls are done prior to dispatches, loadings and unloading.
Follow and guide fumigation companies about implementation of their scope of work and evaluation of their performance.
Manage monthly physical stocks counting, operations including all logistics assets in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of WFP cargoes
Identify, mobilise resources, implement and report on special logistics operations

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.
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