Logistics Officer (NOA - Sana’a) CVTN, Sana’a, Yemen

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Yemen

City: Sana’a, Yemen

Office: WFP Sana’a, Yemen


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 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

Aiming to feed 13 million of the most vulnerable people with food assistance, WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is the agency’s largest anywhere in the world. WFP also provides nutrition support to 1.7 million children and mothers, and delivers school meals to 850,000 children each day.


This job is found in WFP Yemen, Sana’a. In the field, role holders typically report to the Head or the designate. Job holders are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.


To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

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.

Other as required.


Education and Experience: 1 or more years of relevant post-graduate work experience in Logistics, Supply Chain Operations or Management, General Food Distribution or Assistance, Transportation, Business Management, or other related field with Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with 3 years of related work experience.

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English AND Arabic languages.

Administrative/Assistant/Secretariat work experience is not considered, except for years holding Associate positions or above (UN equivalent grade G-6 or above), in which case each year is counted at 50%

Citizenship: Only Yemeni citizens are eligible for this position.


This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.


Experience coordinating service providers‘ contract execution.

Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).

Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals.

Experience in report writing.



Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


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Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

Create an "I will"/"We will" spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams‘ priorities and preferred working styles.

Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Supply Chain Management and Optimization

Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners.

Planning, Project & Resource Management

Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.â‚

Information Management & Reporting

Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.

Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution

Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.

Warehouse and Inventory Management

Demonstrates 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.

Technical Assistance and Coordination

Demonstrates abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.


The applicant should be a Yemeni national

Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted

Applications must be submitted online with:

Use English language only

Indicate all your job TOR

indicate clear years of experience with each job (Month/Year)

WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.

WFP staff on FT contracts must have completed one year in the current position to be eligible to apply for another FT position.

By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.


11th March 2021


WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always is free of charge. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. The selection of staff are made on a competitive basis and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.

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