Logistics Officer (Food Technologist) at World Food Program (WFP): (Deadline 2 September 2020)
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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 Rwanda, WFP works in partnership with the Government and other stakeholders to support national priorities for achieving food and nutrition security. This is done through direct implementation of integrated programmes targeting the most vulnerable people and strengthening national capacity to design, implement, and manage programmes for achieving zero hunger. Under its Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), WFP’s support revolves around four strategic outcomes (SOs) as follows:
- Strategic Outcome 1 (SO1) is designed to ensure that refugees and returnees in Rwanda have access to adequate and nutritious food at all times.
- SO2 aims to ensure that vulnerable populations in food insecure communities and areas have improved access to adequate and nutritious foods all year.
- SO3 focuses on ensuring that children under 5 years, adolescents, and pregnant and lactating women in Rwanda have improved access to nutritious foods and services to meet their nutritional needs all year.
- SO4 targets smallholder farmers especially women and aims to provide opportunities for increased marketable surplus and access to the agricultural market through efficient supply chains by 2030.
This job is open in the Rwanda Country Office (CO). This function will enable Africa Improved Food (AIF) to continue business to supply food to the region and this position is a key function which will allow WFP to not only work closely with AIF but also partner with government on various technical subjects and provide advisory roles on food safety both internally and externally.
Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Officer, the Logistics Officer (Quality Control) is expected to develop and lead the initiative with minimum supervision. The incumbent is responsible for undertaking quality control activities at the Kigali Central warehouse, Field Offices and Field Delivery. The incumbent will be requested to travel to support WFP’s field activities as needed.
JOB LISTING DETAIL
JOB TITLE: Logistics Officer (Food Technologist)
JOB GRADE: Service Contract- Level_9
REPORTING TO: Head of Supply Chain
DURATION: 12 Months of renewable
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Officer, the Logistics Officer (Quality Control) is responsible for undertaking quality control activities at the Kigali Central warehouse, Field Offices, and Field Delivery.
The Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following duties (not all-inclusive):
- Inspect WFP central warehouses and sub-offices to ensure quality control procedures are followed.
- Conduct quality checks for locally procured food at supplier’s warehouses and upon receipt by WFP.
- Process with relevant authorities the documentation needed for quality certification, the export of commodities, and disposal of unfit food as required.
- Conduct inspections of central warehouse and EDPs to ensure that correct commodity management and record-keeping practices are being applied.
- In consultation with the Head of the Supply Chain Management Unit, review existing standard operating procedures on commodity management and formulate new guidelines commodity quality control as needed.
- Monitor the performance of WFP food inspection companies and fumigation service providers. Follow up on their recommendations and warehouse requests for pest control intervention, reconditioning. Coordinate and supervise the fumigation of infested food.
- Conduct on the job training WFP staff and cooperating partners.
- Coordinate and supervise milling contracts.
- In support of the Purchase for Progress programme, supervise quality improvement activities at the cooperatives in advance of delivery of commodities to WFP.
- In support of Home Grown School Feeding carry out periodic inspection of storage facilities in schools assisted by WFP, conduct training on basic commodity management practices
- Provide guidance to WFP storekeepers and cooperatives on the use of the quality control equipment at WFP warehouses and in the field.
- Monitor and document the collection and submission of samples from suppliers or cooperatives to the Rwanda Standards Board (RBS) or other food inspection companies, in collaboration with the Procurement section.
- Perform any other duties as required
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Education: Advanced University Degree (Master’s) in Food Science and Technology, Agriculture, Industrial chemistry, or related field.
- Experience: At least five (5) years of practical experience in the field of agriculture, post-harvest handling, quality control, and assurance on food commodities, particularly with grains and pulses.
- Language Requirements: Fluency in both written and oral communication in English and/or French with a working knowledge of the other. Fluency in Kinyarwanda is essential.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
- Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
- Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
- Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in your own work.
- Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget, and without errors.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
- Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
- Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates the ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate the needs of external partners.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantify and demonstrate WFP’s unique value as a partner.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Proven fieldwork experience with the UN/Government agencies or NGOs. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations, and procedures governing administration will be an asset.
- Experience in conducting trainings on food quality management and commodity management
- Sound knowledge of MS Office software including MS WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT
- Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, the maturity of judgment, tact, negotiating skills; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This position is open to Rwandan Nationals only, for one year with the possibility of renewal, depending on fund availability and satisfactory performance
WFP offers a competitive compensation package that 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. http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for the application is 02 September 2020.
Female applicants and qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.