Career Opportunities: Logistics Associate SC6 (827126)

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WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism,  talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.


United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.



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.


To provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.


We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Logisctics Associate to be based in Kampala Country Office. Selected candidates will be employed on Service Contract.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Preparation and overall processing of Request for Quotations (RFQ) for all contracts required for the implementation of WFP Logistics operations in Uganda and the same disseminated as per WFP approved systems.
2. Ensure organization of all required meetings related to the contracting process.
3. Prepare and disseminate of information regarding contract status and any other required information including but not limited to Local Contracting Committee (LCC) minutes, Expression of Interest (EOI), Contract Awards and Note for Record (NFR) documents
4. Evaluate documentation received from companies aspiring to be included in WFP shortlist and present findings to the Logistics Officer.
5. Evaluate offers received for various RFQ’s and present findings to the Logistics Officer.
6. Draft or assist in drafting any other correspondence from the Contracting Unit of an official nature or for internal purposes.
7. Monitor contract validity dates and other relevant information regarding each contract.
8. Ensure advertisement, receipt of documentation and short-listing of prospective service providers where applicable.
9. Contribute to the performance evaluation process.
10.Develop contract management tools, templates, methods and processes for contracts. Maintain database of information related to the contracts and perform trend analysis of historical data related to contracts and transport data.
11. Transform and modernize contracting processes by making use of new technologies through increased automation.
12. Gather market intelligence; keep abreast of developments in the market as well as any regulations affecting the sector, as applicable.
13. Produce organized, accurate and well documented records with well analyzed data and address unforeseen situations while seeking advice and guidance from supervisor, as necessary.
14. Perform other related duties as may be required.


Leads by Example with Integrity

Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards:

Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards Respects others and values diversity:

Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same Stays focused and calm under pressure:

Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn: \

Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers results for maximum impact:

Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results Delegates appropriately:

Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed Adapts readily to change:

Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative: Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

Gives timely and constructive feedback:

Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

Builds and shares new perspectives:

Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Management and Optimization Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners.
Planning, Project & Resource Mgmt Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.
Information Management & Reporting Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.
Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
Warehouse and Inventory Management Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
Technical Assistance and Coordination Demonstrates abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.


University degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, or related degree


A minimum of five years’ practical working experience in one or more of the transportation and ancillary sectors: port operations, shipping, clearing, and forwarding, air operations, large scale road/rail transport and distribution management.

Ability to review a variety of complex data, adjust discrepancies and resolve operational problems with substantial independence.

Ability to obtain/give information of non-routine in nature involving interpretation of facts requiring clarity of expression.

High sense of initiative and judgment with an ability to work quickly and accurately under minimum supervision and time constraints/pressure.


Friday 26th May 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.