Supply Chain Officer-Emergency Preparedness & Response- International Consultant-Level II

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    3 months ago
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    Humanitarian and Crisis Response, Procurement, Supply and Logistics
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WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Position Details:

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer- Emergency Preparedness & Response

No. Position/s: 1 (One)

VA No.: 831502

Date of Issue: 05 February 2024 to 17 February 2024

Type of Contract: International Regular Consultancy – Level II

Unit / Division: UN World Food Programme Malawi Country Office/ Supply Chain

Duty Station: Lilongwe, Malawi

Duration: 11 Months (with possibility of extension)


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.

Organizational Context

This position is available at Malawi Country Office, in Lilongwe. The Supply Chain Officer will lead on emergency preparedness, engage, and support activities primarily linked to the immediate humanitarian response and related on demand services. The Supply Chain Officer will be working across several activities under the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and will report directly to the Head of Supply Chain.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Emergency Preparedness & Response:
1. Provide strategic guidance and leadership in project designing, planning and implementation of emergency preparedness and response activities. Liaise with key stakeholders including Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MoTPW), Roads Authority, and DoDMA throughout project development.
2. Plan, monitor, and manage resources to maximize effectiveness of emergency preparedness projects.
3. Improve internal processes to strengthen logistics preparedness efforts, including recommendations to update vendor lists, formulate long-term agreements, and conduct internal trainings.
4. Support emergency response efforts, including coordination of the Transport and Logistics Cluster, providing timely logistics updates to partners and strategic inputs towards the operation.

Information Management:
1. Work closely with Government and humanitarian partners to ensure smooth logistics coordination and clear logistics information is disseminated to all focal points as necessary. Lead in logistics information sharing and documentation during coordination meetings, provide regular updates on road access constraints, and using data collected to problem solve logistics bottlenecks.
2. Develop processes and systems to improve data collection methodologies for improved logistics decision making. Lead logistics assessments to collect and map information on road access, supply routes, available warehousing, and other information as required.
3. Support with necessary reports, proposals, and information product as required.

Cross-Cutting Support:
1. Identify and establish strategic partnerships supporting activities across the supply chain function.
2. Identify training needs and implement adequate capacity development for the CO staff, humanitarian partners, and stakeholders.
3. Improve systems and processes related to service provision, reporting, and staff development.
4. Support Management with strategy development by liaising with leads across the Supply Chain function to coordinate, compile and document of roadmap for future supply chain activities.


– Emergency Preparedness and Response activity deliverables (including national prepositioning strategy) as agreed and defined by Head of Supply Chain.

– Capacity strengthening plan and implementation to ensure long term capacity at the Country Office level details to be determined by the Head of Supply Chain.


Education: University degree in Economics, Logistics and Supply Chain, Social Sciences, International Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field; or the equivalent combination of education.

Language: Verbal and written fluency in English and one other UN language


  • At least five years of professional experience in an international context including: responsibility in emergency preparedness and response, coordination, and information management working in an emergency context.
  • Previous experience in emergencies is important.


Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards Identifies and aligns objectives to the required outcomes, holding self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results for maximum impact Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by encouraging colleagues to collaborate by sharing ideas and openly raising issues Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision and operational outcomes to deliver meaningful solutions Initiates and builds partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit
Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same Delegates responsibly and provides appropriate support empowering others to deliver results Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback Demonstrates curiosity, designs and implements new ways of doing things when relevant Collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives by sharing information and cocreating innovative solutions with beneficiaries when appropriate
Stays focused and calm when under pressure, encourages others to do the same, and offers guidance and support to manage difficult situations Responds readily to change in different contexts and adapts accordingly Seeks out, trusts and listens attentively to diverse views to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives Gathers data and different perspectives, shares knowledge and uses evidence to inform decision making
Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and pursuing opportunities to develop Implements decisions, considering the risks and implications of actions for teams, projects and other initiatives


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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