Logistics Assistant SC5- Mutengene (151541), Assistant Logistique SC5- Mutengene (151541)WFP

Logistics Assistant SC5- Mutengene (151541), Assistant Logistique SC5- Mutengene (151541), WFP

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Title:  Logistics Assistant

Job Level: SC-5 (Service Contract) / National Position

Number of openings: 02

Unit/ Division: Supply Chain

Contract duration: 12 months

Duty station: Mutengene

About WFP

Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

Our mission 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.

Organizational context

In Cameroon, the WFP Cameroon Country Strategic Plan [CSP] (2018 – 2021 endeavours to ensure that targeted food-insecure and vulnerable populations benefit from more sustainable and inclusive food systems and increased resilience to shocks to meet their food and nutrition needs. Under this CSP, WFP will design and implement interventions to address food and nutrition security challenges, from production through to consumption.

In line with the CSP, WFP will apply its vast comparative advantages including experiences in delivery of food assistance to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable in timely, innovative, cost effective and sustainable ways, its deep field presence, logistics and supply chain, partnerships and relationships with national and regional authorities to; a) strengthen national systems and capacities to deliver food and nutrition security; b) contribute to greater efficiency in crisis response interventions; c) ensure access to nutritious food rather than provision while building the national capacities and systems for social protection, emergency preparedness and response and government-led programmes and services; and d) increase resilience by focusing on food systems  rather than access to food, through development of integrated solutions that can be scaled up by Government and the private sector.

World Food Programme Cameroon implements operations in different regions of the country including South-West and North-West Regions. In the South-West region, WFP has a Field Office located in Buea (Fako division) and is responsible for operations in the region. WFP is providing food assistance to about 80,000 beneficiaries assisted through General Food Assistance, Nutrition and Cash Based Transfers under COVID19 support. To better position it to serve the population assisted, WFP has established a warehouse at Mutengene for storage of food from the Douala corridor and to facilitate dispatches in the whole region.

What will you do?

This job is found in WFP warehouse in Mutengene. Job holders will report to the Head of Field Office, Logistics Officer or designate. At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.

Why work with us?

WFP provides food assistance to more than 86 million people in 83 countries, including Cameroon. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.

You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have an opportunity to exchange your experiences with your colleagues and continuously learning from each other.

WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through international mobility opportunities.

Our team is growing nationally and internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better!

Join us to make a difference, watch this video to know more about us!!

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Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):

The following are the key deliverables:

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.

Qualifications and Key requirements

Education: Completion of Secondary school education. A post-secondary diploma or degree or other training/professional qualificationin in Warehousing or Supply Chain or any other related area is desirable.

Experience:  3 years of work experience in relative business stream (supply chain management, warehousing, transport management, contracting and inventory management, etc.).

IT Skills: Competent in quantitative processes and spreadsheets (Excel…).

Desired experience:

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 KPIs.

Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.

Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.


Excellent knowledge of English and/or pidgin. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

Deadline for application : Date: 8th November 2021 at 11:59 PM

This position open to Cameroonian citizens only.

Terms and Conditions

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 an inclusive work environment in which diversity is valued and where no form of discrimination is tolerated. We aim to achieve parity in our teams in West and Central Africa.

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on 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.

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