Supply Chain Officer, (Commodity Accounting), Rome, Italy

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Italy

City: Rome, Italy

Office: WFP Rome

Grade: P-2

Closing date: Sunday, 8 September 2019

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.


Leading role in commodity accounting functions and LESS (commodity tracking) support management with a keen focus on coordination with the field (Regional Burau/Country office) to fast track technical support requests. Management of team comprising of technical and business experts assisting in emergency and ongoing operations.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the head of Logistics and Field Support Unit (OSCL) / Dbase (LESS and Commodity Accounting), the incumbent will perform the following responsibilities:


Provide direct support to Country Offices/Regional Bureaus/Corporate Task Force in the on-set of large-scale emergency operations

Coordinate at Regional Bureau /Head Quarters level to support the emergency operations and ensure that all data about shipping/Global Commodity Management Facility is available in LESS before the food commodities arrive in the recipient country/port.

Periodically check and produce Best Before Dates and Losses report to ensure all records are correctly and timely captured in the corporate commodity tracking system (LESS)

For Global Commodity Management Facility (GCMF) cargo, ensure sales Order and Internal Purchase Orders are duly processed from the concerned parties at Country office and Headquarters level.

Inform shipping (OSCSO) once sales documents are processed, so that subsequent transport legs and Bill Of Lading/Non-negotiable Cargo receipt (NNCR) to the recipient country/port can be recorded in the corporate commodity tracking system (LESS)

Share status update regarding the reliability index and backlog of the Country Office and alert if there is a need to deploy LESS support staff in the emergency to help clear the backlog