Logistics Officer

World Food Programme - Yaoundé, Centre

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Logistics Officer
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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


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.


Under overall supervision of the Head of Supply Chain, the Logistics Officer (contracting) shall be responsible for logistics contracting activities for all parts of Cameroun and for the Douala overland corridor. Logistics Officer (contracting) will implement a plan for each contract and will work closely with the Head of Logistics, operations team and logistics staff in the Field Offices in defining a logistics contracting strategy that comprehends the operational challenges and promotes a competent and competitive service providers selection to ensure timely and cost-effective deliveries of WFP cargo. Logistics Officer (contracting) advises on a wide spectrum of complex issues related to contracting of logistics services and contract management and proposes solutions.

The Logistics Officer will also lead the Transport Market Assessment exercise both at overland corridors and regional inland corridors to scope out the transport market availability, price factors and come up with solution to improve the efficiency of the utilization and timely availability of transport capacity across GoE overland and WFP operations.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Overall responsible for contracting of all logistics services for Cameroun Country Office.
  • Work closely with the Head of Logistics in defining a logistics surface contracting strategy that comprehends the operational challenges and promotes a competent and competitive service providers selection.
  • As a high priority, undertake comprehensive transport market assessments at both overland and inland corridors, to improve the efficiency of the utilization and timely availability of transport capacity across GoE overland and WFP operations.
  • Undertake comprehensive logistics market assessments and shortlisting exercises in coordination with the relevant Logistics Officers.
  • Coordinate (with the relevant Logistics Officers) the updating of Request for Quotation (RFQ) templates to reflect any changes in terms and conditions which are operationally necessary. Where possible solve identified operational problems by enhancing/clarifying/improving RFQ clauses in coordination with the HQ.
  • Develop and continuously improve Scope of Work/Terms of References for logistics services to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Issue RFQs as and when necessary to shortlisted companies, analyze offers and in conjunction with the Head of Logistics and relevant parties agree on proposals to the Local Transport Committee (LTC).
  • Analyze and interpret complex contract terms and conditions, advising on their impact and associated risk and liability to staff at all levels.


  • Comprehensive transport market assessment performed at both overland and inland transport corridors;
  • Effective logistics service contracts established with appropriate service provider performance tracking and management system;
  • Ensure accurate logistics service rates and value are incorporated in the Supply Chain Matrix for the 5 year CSP plan (2020 – 2025) for Cameroun.


Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related demonstrated professional work experience and understanding of relevant functions.

Languages: Fluency in oral and written communication in English.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Management and Optimization Analyses context of country challenges in order to lead the design and management of supply chain network, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges, to ensure operational optimization.
Planning, Project & Resource Management Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.
Information Management & Reporting Ability to proactively identify gaps in information and findings, analyse and evaluate information, develop statistics, and translate into information management products to facilitate decision making and demonstrate performance.
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 Plans, coordinates and manages service providers and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient, and sustainable operating procedures in the face of changing climates and conditions within region of expertise.
Technical Assistance and Coordination Actively establishes and maintains networks, leads coordination and the provision of technical assistance, while demonstrating the ability to represent WFP to a broad spectrum of key stakeholders (e.g. providing services, and working with NDMOs/NDMAs).


Working Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant professional post-graduate experience in logistics / supply chain.
  • Prior work experience in a contract management role, such as purchasing or contracting in a complex environment managing contracts on provision of repackaging system, provision of manpower services and river transport services.
  • Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.
  • Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
  • Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.
  • Experience working with corporate systems (databases, software).

Technical skills:

  • Knowledge of Supply Management preferable in a developing country context.
  • Knowledge of Fraud Prevention preferably supported by the relevant trainings/certifications.
  • Ability to systematically analyze complex problems, draw relevant conclusions and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Knowledge of procurement process from procurement planning to execution to contract management and administration, including procurement methods and tolls of good procurement practice.


Deadline for applications/ 31/01/2020


Yaoundé, Cameroon


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


Éducation minimum
Fréquentation des universités
Expérience requise
5 Années
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World Food Programme

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