Logistics Specialist, Sana’a, Yemen

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Yemen

City: Sana’a, Yemen

Office: FAO Sana’a, Yemen

Closing date: Monday, 22 March 2021


Logistics Specialist

Job Posting: 08/Mar/2021

Closure Date: 22/Mar/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FNYAR

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Yemen-Sana’A

Duration : 7 Months (Renewable)

Post Number : N/A

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People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

FAO assists the Government of Yemen to formulate and implement policies, programs and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner. As part of it, FAO Yemen implements and Emergency and Resilience programme which is funded by a diverse set of donors and that is aligned to the Humanitarian Response Plan of the United Nations in Yemen.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the Head of Operations, and the functional guidance of the Office for Emergency and Resilience (OER), the Logistics Expert will coordinate the implementation FAO’s emergency and resilience operations and strategies in Yemen. The incumbent is also required to exercise a strong collaboration and coordination with the Units of FAO in country and the Project Partners.

Technical Focus

Ensuring the timely and effective implementation of the FAO programme in Yemen through receipt, handling, distribution, and handover of inputs, coordination and collaboration with partners (including, but not limited to, UN sister agencies, Logistics Cluster and Government authorities) and the overall strengthening of FAO Yemen logistics expertise.

Tasks and responsibilities

Manage, coordinate and report on Logistics aspects/activities related to the FAO programme in Yemen.

Support Government authorities and FAO in tracking inputs from FAO and other sources and dispatching to defined locations.

Support in ensuring the establishment of appropriate stock control mechanisms, specifically to Desert Locust purchased commodities (e.g. Chemical Pesticides, Agricultural inputs, etc.) and in conformity with FAO standards and regulations.

Ensure presence to FAO Yemen coordination meetings and provide up-to-date information on existing stocks, challenges and opportunities to inform decision-making.

Ensure that all Logistics activities are carried out effectively and in line with FAO rules and procedures.

Coordinate logistics activities with programme, procurement, administration, finance, human resources, and other substantive units.

Develops and implements FAO logistics support Standard Operating Procedure, and methodologies to the common benefit of all functional units.

Collaborate with the UN Logistics Cluster to ensure UN common approaches related to the clearances, including EHOC clearances and to ensure timely delivery of the purchase goods, and immediate report to FAOR, Head of Programmes and Head of Operations that could affect the delays in receiving goods in country.

Perform technical evaluation and verification for all logistic orders.

Coordinate the distribution plan for FAO Goods (Requestors, PM, Programme, Operations and Partners).

Manage logistics contracts and LTAs (transport, clearing, insurance and forwarding and freight).

Support the logistics teams in field offices ensuring that the entry and exit of goods from the FAO warehouses are properly controlled and recorded.

Ensure that fuel usage by vehicles, generators, individual users and contingents are monitored and investigate any major anomalies or inconsistent fuel consumption Provide assistance on proper warehousing management.

Build the capacity of national staff for the improvement of the expendable and non-expendable equipment tracking system, procedures for fleet and warehouse management, including updating the tracking tables.

Immediate report any loss or damage to FAOR, Head of Programmes and Head of Operations that could affect FAO items.

Tags commodities continuous improvement fisheries food security human resources humanitarian response knowledge sharing logistics natural resources procurement supply chain supply chain management transparency vehicles warehouse management

Perform other related duties as required


Minimum Requirements

University Degree in one of the following fields: Logistics, supply chain, Procurement, finance, Business Administration or any related field. Advanced Degree will be an added advantage

At least Four years of work experience in management or administration of the supply chain management

Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) for COF.REG. Working knowledge of English for PSA.SBS.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focused



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Skills and competency in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Office Project, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint computer packages, as well as with statistical software;
Familiarity with UN administrative, operational and financial procedures is an asset;
Ability to manage staff/team under pressure.

Ability to coordinate and work with partners;
Ability to interpret and apply administrative rules;
Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
Demonstrated use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipate next steps;
Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping clients and colleagues informed

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


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