Int CST – Supply Chain Officer Retail

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    2 weeks ago
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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 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.


In Venezuela since April 2021, WFP provides food assistance to approximately 430,000 people through a school meals programme, with the goal of expanding and reaching 1.3 million people in areas with the highest prevalence of food insecurity. To carry out and expand its programme, WFP seeks to implement the most efficient, effective and appropriate intervention modalities. As such, WFP is looking at implementing market-based interventions in 2022 and expand its programme from 8 to 16 states.


As Supply Chain Officer – Retail, you demonstrate adaptive capacities and rise to the challenge of rolling[1]out activities and interventions from scratch. You are a strategic thinker and make significant contributions to the planned and development of corporate policies and procedures. At this level, you will anchor a substantive team consisting of skilled professional staff (both international and national) and support staff in ensuring high performance. You will work in a flexible and innovative environment, surrounded by dynamic professionals. You are expected to carry-out missions around the country to undertake your work.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Lead the Supply Chain Retail Unit and Strategy for VECO School-Feeding Programme.

2. Design the Retail Strategy mid-term and long-term in line with the iCSP.

3. Design and lead market development initiatives in line with the iCSP.

4. Work in close collaboration with cross functional counterparts, especially the internal Cash Working Group (CWG) to align on CBT initiatives and ensure that Supply Chain activities are included to increase programme efficiency.

5. Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain plans for CBT and Market Development activities, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy, global CBT strategy, and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening.

6. In partnership with other units, contribute to the implementation of market assessments to contribute to CBT feasibility analysis.

7. Provide technical contribution to market analysis and supply chain network mapping to improve supply chain performance and plan market development activities.

8. Support and guide the implementation process of the procurement of retailers, performing the pass/fail procurement process using corporate tools, and formal procurement process where applicable.

9. Guide and supervise staff, acting as a point of referral, providing training and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.

10. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance to monitor the management of Supply Chain CBT & Markets risks.

11. Contribute to the implementation process of the procurement of Financial Service Providers (FSPs), ensure ongoing performance monitoring of activities are conducted and determine performance improvement or contract actions as applicable/required.

12. Support implementation of Market Development Activities such as setting up Buying Clubs, Preferred Wholesalers, or activities that improve market functionality by addressing supply chain inefficiencies in local markets.


Supply Chain Strategy: Demonstrates robust understanding of supply chain strategies. Conducts analytical and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation. Operationalizes strategies in own area of responsibility.

Supply Chain Planning: Leads supply chain planning within area of operations managed. Oversees and coordinates periodic planning across functions and with partners. Ensures consensus-based plans are in place and aligned with strategy.

Supply Chain & Networks Management: Manages end-to-end supply chain within area of operations. Leads the design and implementation of supply chain, retail and partnership networks. Oversees and coordinates integrated delivery of supply chain services.

Supply Chain Capacity Strengthening: Leads design and implementation of supply chain capacity strengthening initiatives within area of operations managed. Leverages WFP’s supply chain capacities and networks to strengthen national value chains and stakeholders.

Supply Chain Performance & Development. Leads continuous supply chain improvement and innovation initiatives within area of operations managed. Defines operational performance targets, monitors performance, anticipates and mitigates risks for timely corrective actions.


Lead by example and with integrity

Upholds WFP values, principles and standards:

Demonstrates the WFP values, principles, and standards.

Respect others and value diversity:

Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to the same

Stay focused and calm under pressure:

Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

Demonstrate humility and willingness to learn:

Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

Drives results and delivers on commitments

Delivers maximum impact results:

Is accountable for the delivery of results

Delegate tasks appropriately:

Delivers results against delegates task and seeks guidance and support where needed

Adapts readily to chance:

Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed


Foster inclusive and collaborative teamwork.

Practice inclusion and collaboration:

Promotes teamwork by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

Gives timely ad constructive feedback:

Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

Builds And shares new perspectives:

Listens attentively to others to capture, learn and build and share new perspectives


Applies strategic thinking.

Communicate and fulfill WFP’s vision:

Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain ow their objectives support the vision

Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things:

Demonstrates curiosity and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant

Analyses and evaluate the data:

Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making

Consider the consequences of any decision:

Implements decision and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives

Builds and maintains sustainable partnerships

Establish associations:

Builds partnerships by seeking out opportunities to work with other

Collaborate to achieve common goals:

Collaborates with partners by sharing information and working together to deliver common goals



Education: Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration, Logistics, or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience.

Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish.


Minimum of six (6) years of relevant postgraduate professional level experience in supply chain, market assessments, retail, monitoring and evaluation, CBT and/ or related fields



Position: Supply Chain Officer

Number of openings: 1

Based in: Caracas, Venezuela

Type of contract: International Consultant

Duration: 11 months


Deadline for applications is March 21st, 2023.


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

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.