Apply: WFP Logistics Assistant

Deadline: 27 April, 2020

Location: Bertoua, Cameroon

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to fill the position of a Logistics Assistant. The WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger globally.


The Logistics Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries
  • Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations
  • Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities, including performance monitoring and measurement
  • Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service mind-set
  • Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards
  • Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary
  • Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity
  • Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities
  • Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues, escalating various issues to the supervisor
  • Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems in support to informed decision-making
  • Liaise with internal and limited number of external stakeholders to support efficient logistics operations management
  • Provide guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines


  • Completion of secondary school education
  • Post-secondary certificate in the related functional area (desirable)
  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock
  • Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports
  • Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set key performance indicators
  • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation
  • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems
  • Fluency in English language
  • Aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks
  • Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions
  • 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
  • Awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities

To apply and for more information, click here.

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