Monday, March 15, 2010

WFP, National Logistics Officer, Deadline, March 29, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement No. 2010/TL-001

WFP in Timor Leste aims to assist approximately 457,000 people through School Feeding, Mother & Child Health Care, Food For Work and Emergency Relief. In 2009 a Logistics Special Operation started with the aim to enhance the human capacity of logistics staff within the government of Timor-Leste, and improve the logistics infrastructure of related ministries. We are currently seeking two qualified candidates for the following post.

Post Title: National Logistics Officer
Contract Type: Service Contract
Post grade: NOA
Duty Station: Dili (with frequent district travel)
Duration: Eight months Service Contract (with 3 months’ probation period) renewable
Deadline of Application: 29 March 2010

Under the administrative directive of the Country Director, Deputy Country Director and supervision of the Head of Logistics, the National Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
·         Provides logistics advice to the Special Operation Team to increase impact of government logistics capacity building projects
·         Assists in Special Operation specific ministry-related project design
·         Assesses current government counterpart logistics human capacity, both on central and on district and sub-district level and reports on gaps
·         Assesses current government counterpart logistics infrastructure capacity, both on central and on district and sub-district level and reports on gaps
·         Assists the engineering component of the Special Operation in logistics infrastructure
·         Compiles assessment reports, responsible for creating, maintaining and reporting of data
·         Advices Special Operation Project Team on training and infrastructure augmentation needs within the relevant government ministries
·         Spearheads capacity building of complete government supply chain both in Dili-based ministries and in districts.
·         Initiates planning to upgrade logistics infrastructure including but not limited to warehousing and rural access roads, particularly related to access to schools and healthcare
·         Perform other related duties as and when required

·         University degree, preferably in business administration or economics, or relevant logistics qualifications or extensive logistics experience
·         At least 3-5 years experience in shipping, freight forwarding, trucking or other logistics/transport operations
·         Trainer experience, preferably in a government, NGO or UN agency setting
·         Knowledge of national logistics network, sound judgment, initiative and integrity; ability to extract interpret, analyze and format data and to resolve operational problems
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to write reports in English.  Must be able to work effectively under time constraints and pressure and to deal patiently and tactfully with staff members and government staff at all levels
·         Proficiency in Windows (MS Word, MS Excel) and commodity tracking system experience
·         Fluency in both oral and written English. Knowledge of local languages a requirement.

Qualified Timorese Nationals are requested to quote the Vacancy Number on the envelopes and send or hand deliver their application letter, enclosing their updated CVs together with copies of academic and professional certificates, names and addresses of three referees to:

Human Resources Unit
UN World Food Programme                                                                             
Rua Balide, Mascarenhas, P.O. Box133, Dili, Timor Leste                            
Post is open to male and female candidates; female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
VA issued:  15 March 2010