Consultancy – Supply Chain Analyst

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    Procurement, Supply and Logistics
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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, 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.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 to the World Food Programme for its efforts to combat hunger and its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Supply Chain Division (SCO), with over 5000 trucks, 50 ships and close to 100 planes on the move every single day in over 120 countries and territories, together with its partners, operates a global network to deliver life-saving food assistance to the most hard-to reach places.

The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Supply chain management is at the core of WFP’s humanitarian response and therefore an area of constant strategic focus. Over 4.500 supply chain staff work around the clock to deliver food assistance to beneficiaries in some of the most complex environments. Empowering our staff with the right expertise and skills is critical to our success. SCO is committed to offer an innovative and effective learning journey to all of its workforce.



  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • WFP offers an inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, coaching, mentorship, and other programs.


The Supply Chain Analyst will support planning activities in WFP’s Head Quarters in Rome, Italy, with a focus on the upstream supply chain, in close collaboration with the Procurement, Shipping and Logistics units.

The role consists in delivering advanced quantitative data analyses focused on the upstream supply chain of WFP. This is achieved by the development of analytical methods, creation of relevant indicators, automation via data pipeline design, and dissemination of reports to support all stakeholders within the supply chain division of WFP. As well as targeted in-depth analyses to inform strategic decisions

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Build advanced automated reports on the state of the Supply Chain including prices, stocks, lead times, capacities, expected demand coverage, alerts on potential shortages or other issues.
  • Creation of relevant indicators, documentation of the methodology and dissemination of the reports.
  • Prepare in-depth, quantitative analyses to support operational and strategic decision making.
  • Perform what-if scenario analyses to support the resolution of ad-hoc issues and emergencies affecting WFP’s global supply chain.
  • Present findings to other units and Supply Chain management on the result of such analyses.
  • Build the necessary data integration between the corporate systems for the regular supply chain analyses, consistently with other data-needs and initiatives within the division.
  • Validate data, both automatically and together with other teams.
  • Maintain and improve the data analyses and methodologies already in place, fine tuning based on insights from different units and feedbacks
  • Support improvements of the sourcing and delivery planning methods and tools, in particular the integration of all relevant data and the upstream supply chain modelling, to enhance the quality of sourcing and delivery plans.




Master’s Degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Data Science, Operations Research, or Business Management.



  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the area of: data analytics / operations research for supply chain (e.g. statistics, SC network/flow optimization, development of KPIs and visualization dashboards, Extract-Transform-Load pipelines, etc.);
  • Consultancy-type activities (e.g. business analysis, process mapping, data transformation and analysis, presenting conclusions to senior management, etc.);
  • Software-development (e.g. proficiency in programming languages, agile methodologies, testing and deploying code, system design)
  • Prior experience in SC-related industry (e.g. supporting S&OP-type processes, material planning, distribution planning, procurement, shipping, etc.) is preferred;
  • Experience working with government or humanitarian agencies (e.g. UN, NGOs, etc.) is preferred.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Self-motivated and proactive, able to take initiative and work autonomously to achieve objectives;
  • Problem-solving attitude, able to structure ambiguous problems and solve them through a mix of quantitative and qualitative analyses;
  • Highly numerate, able to rapidly analyse and interpret data;
  • Highly developed communication skills, able to use written and verbal mediums to communicate recommendations and influence outcomes;
  • Strong time management skills with an ability to plan ahead and anticipate requirements, problems, and obstacles;
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities successfully while working under (sometimes) tight deadlines;
  • Effective people skills, able to work both individually and in a team in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to interact with senior leaders and wide range of stakeholders with credibility and tact;
  • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the World Food Programme.



Verbal and written fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of second UN language is desired.


WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP: Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


Application deadline: 31 March 2023 (midnight Rome time)

Your CV must be submitted in English


All employment decisions are made based on organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Qualified female applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. 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.