United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) job circular

Logistics Officer, FT, NOA

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)



Job Context
  • Contract Type: Fixed-term
  • Contract Duration: 1 year, renewable
Job Responsibilities
  • Under the overall supervision of Head of Unit s/he will undertake the following duties:
  • Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  • Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  • Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimise use of available funds.
  • Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of 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 food assistance to beneficiaries (i.e. through contribution to the training materials).
  • Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  • Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Any other tasks as assigned.
Employment Status


Educational Requirements
  • 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 work experience and/or training/courses
Experience Requirements
  • At least 5 year(s)
Additional Requirements
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the relevant field including at least three years in the field of transport/ commodity handling /warehousing.
  • Experience coordinating with transportation providers and third parties.
  • Experience leading a team of national staff.
  • Experience assisting in project management.
  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Familiarity with the current context of refugee emergency in Cox’s Bazar
  • Fluency (level C) in English language, & native speaker of Bangla
  • A team player with a positive attitude & optimistic approach.
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good at communicating precisely & clearly.
  • Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with all contacts both inside and outside the organisation.
  • Flexibility & Ability to handle workload.
  • Hard working, calm, clear head, logical
Job Location

Cox’s Bazar

    Tk. 2627592 (Yearly)


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Company Information

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Address : UN Offices, IDB Bhaban, E/8-A, Rokeya Sharani, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh, GPO Box 2488, Dhaka-1000 Web : www.wfp.org/bangladesh

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