Thursday, October 5, 2023

National Logistics Officer (Rail Cold Chain Project) at WFP Tanzania

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday, October 5, 2023
World Food Programme (WFP)
Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 2023
World Food Programme (WFP) Tanzania Jobs, 2023
Career Opportunities: National Logistics Officer (Rail Cold Chain Project) SSA 8, Dar es Salaam Country Office, 11 months. 1 (829774)
Requisition ID
829774 - Posted 04/10/2023 - Short Term-SSA WFP - Africa, Southern - Tanzania, United Republic of - Dar-es-Salaam - Working Job Language (1) - SUPPLY CHAIN
 Job Description
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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.

Education and Language required:
  • Advanced University degree in Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics, Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Accounting, and Finance or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili language.
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The WFP Tanzania Country Strategic Plan 2022-2027 seeks to ensure that vulnerable populations achieve climate-resilient livelihoods and improved food security and nutrition through sustained smallholder access to markets, enhanced value chains, and sustainable management of natural resources. This objective will be achieved by supporting smallholder men and women producers to diversify livelihoods, reduce post-harvest loss, and improve access to information, technologies, and markets.

The Supply Chain Unit is looking into recruiting a National Logistics Officer (Rail Cold Chain Project – Horticulture and other local produced fresh products) reporting to the Head of the Supply Chain. The candidate will coordinate, manage, lead on, and provide expert advice and oversight to the rail cold chain logistics operations to be implemented by Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC) and partnering with other key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the rail cold chain logistics services need delivered to the beneficiaries.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Contribute towards the development of rail cold chain logistics plans (horticulture and other fresh food products) and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  • Support rail cold chain project (horticulture and other fresh products) through day-to-day operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of cold chain commodity services to beneficiaries.
  • Support the Head of Supply Chain in the implementation of the supply chain strategy, lead and participate in actions of national capacity strengthening in line with the Country Strategic Plan and manage operational activities for a Country Office, to ensure successful implementation of rail cold chain project (horticulture and other fresh products).
  • Collect and analyze data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve the performance of rail cold chain logistics operations (horticulture and other fresh food products).
  • Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimize the use of available funds.
  • Work in close collaboration with cross-functional counterparts including railway (TRC) to align cold chain activities and promote an integrated supply-chain approach to fresh food delivery services.
  • Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  • Collate data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP-wide view of rail cold chain logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of rail cold chain commodity assistance to beneficiaries (i.e., through contribution to the training materials).
  • Identify and build productive relationships with rail cold chain logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to rail cold chain commodity assistance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
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Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Strategy Demonstrates understanding of supply chain strategies and corporate frameworks. Supports analytical and conceptual work on supply chain strategy and implementation.
Supply Chain & Networks Management Demonstrates robust understanding of end-to-end supply chain management. Supports the design and implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership networks.
Supports the design and integrated delivery of supply chain services.
Supply Chain Capacity Strengthening Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain capacity strengthening in operational contexts. Implements capacity development initiatives in own area of responsibility.
Supply Chain Performance & Development Supports integrated supply chain information management and conducts advanced Supply Chain and performance analytics. Contributes to supply chain improvement and innovation initiatives.
Supply Chain Planning Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain planning in operational contexts. Designs plans and operational scenarios in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders. Leverages expert intelligence and system data to conduct planning analytics.
  • 3 years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, specifically in horticulture and other fresh food products cold chain logistics management, with a background and interest in railways and humanitarian development.
  • Experience in coordinating service providers’ contract execution.
  • Experience arranging supplier deliveries through horticulture and other fresh food products cold chain logistics operations through road, rail, air, sea, and lakes.
  • Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals.
  • Experience in report writing.

  • Timely, cost-effective, and efficient deliveries of rail cold chain commodities.
  • Rail cold chain logistics operations and staff are managed, and leadership and oversight are provided.
  • Effective partnership is maintained with the key rail cold chain logistics stakeholders (horticulture and other fresh food products) and functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the rail cold chain assistance needs of beneficiaries.
  • Timely, concise, and effective analytical rail cold chain logistics operations (horticulture and other fresh food products) report for informed decision-making.
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Only Tanzania nationals can apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The deadline for sending applications for this position is 17th October, 2023.

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.

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