Logistics Assistant – G5 at World Food Programme 

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Logistics Assistant – G5 at World Food Programme 

The office of the United Nations World Food Programme invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below:

  • Job Title: Logistics Assistant – G5
  • Duty Station: UNHRD Accra

Under the overall supervision of Logistics Officer UNHRD, the Logistics Assistant will be expected to perform the following duties:

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide updates on the progress and movements of UNHRD shipments (by land, sea, or air), by updating tracking sheets.
  2. Tracking shipments through GICCS, TRACK AND TRACE systems, etc.
  3. Prepare customs declaration for UNHRD shipments, import and export using GRA approved systems, such as ICUMS.
  4. Establish contacts with shipping agents and clearing agents and monitor the clearance of WFP shipments.
  5. Preparation of exemptions with Ministry of Foreign Affairsthrough the ICUMS system.
  6. Preparation of EMDA permits through ICUMS system.
  7. Customs clearing of all cargo via air, road, sea, and delivery to UNHRD warehouse, or other destinations as directed.
  8. Monitoring of Freight Forwarders to ensure documentation is done on a timely basis to avoid incurring demurrage charges.
  9. Assist UNHRD Logistics Officer by providing support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes.
  10. Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.
  11. Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
  12. Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service mindset.
  13. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of first degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or any other related qualification.
  • A Master’s degree in any of the above fields is an added advantage.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the role:

  • A minimum of four years of progressive work experience in supporting role on procurement or logistics.
  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
  • Experience analyzing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.
  • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation. • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit their applications and CV stating 3. references online to: https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings and follow the steps.

Deadline for Application: Fourteen (14) days from publication

Note:
  • Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply
  • People living with disability are also encouraged to apply
  • Only shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted

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