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Logistics Associate ( Pipeline Assistant)
 Vacancy No: 173410
 Section/Unit: Logistics
 Grade Level: SC L6
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 11 Oct 2022


Opening Date: 27 September 2022

Closing Date:   11 October 2022


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.


WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food insecure people across Sudan with a total of 4 million people assisted in 2018. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally,  is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).

As an introduction to the accountabilities


Supply Chain Planning and Optimization Service 

Planning equips Sudan County Office (SDCO) SC to achieve its strategic goals of being agile, reliable & cost-efficient, supporting quality & safety, and strengthening national capacities & markets. The Supply Chain (SC) Planning Service has been conceptualized to maximize and mainstream best practices developed across WFP in SC Planning. The Service supports and provides cross-functional collaboration, promote end-to-end SC visibility, and leverages tools and analytics and optimization tools.

Supply Chain Management is at the core of WFPs humanitarian response and, therefore, an area of strategic focus. SDCO aims to better integrate and continuously improve the process in its Logistics unit through continued innovation of the overall Country Office (CO) Supply Chain by; identifying, designing, and implementing initiatives on four levels: strategic planning, structure, processes & tools, and staff development.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Supply Chain Planning Pipeline Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Contribute to developing Supply Chain Planning (Allocation Plans, distributions plan) and processes, ensuring compliance with more comprehensive logistics policies and WFP standards.
  2. Support Supply Chain Planning projects or day-to-day operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  3. Collect and analyze data through research and networking with colleagues at the Country Office (CO) and Area Office (AO) to recommend actions and workable solutions to the supervisor to improve performance and efficient allocation of resources within the Country Office operations.
  4. Conduct portions of resources pipeline analysis and reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimize the use of available resources.
  5. Guide support staff at CO and AO, acting as a referral point and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  6. Collate data and contribute to preparing accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP-wide view of Supply Chain Planning activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Supply Chain Planning Pipeline Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:


7-  Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (i.e., through contribution to the training materials).

8- Identify and build productive relationships with Supply Chain stakeholders, colleagues, and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.

9- Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFPs can quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

10- Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

11- Other as required.


Skills Requirement

  • Sound Knowledge use of Office, Excel and Data Analytics Tools.
  • Highly numerate with an innate ability to analyze & interpret data quickly & recommend improvements.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • The incumbent will be required to travel to the field office based on 40(Field) /60 (CO Office) basis.



Completion of secondary school plus a post-secondary certificate/Diploma in any other relevant functional area .

Advanced university degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Data Science, Operations Research, or Business Management or related fields or relevant experience of a minimum of five years is desirable.


  • Fluent in oral and written English and Arabic, including having technical writing skills.


These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RB) and Country Offices (CO and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to a Logistics Officer, Head of Unit or the designate.
At this level, job holders demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders typically manage a small team, supervising and coaching staff.


  • Experience working with government or humanitarian agencies (e.g. UN, NGOs, etc.) is preferred, particularly in humanitarian logistics.
  • Experience in SC-related industry (e.g. supporting S&OP-type processes, material planning, distribution planning, procurement, shipping, etc.).
  • Experience maintaining corporate systems and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, and food stock.
  • Experience in using analytics to support operations management (e.g. planning, optimizing supply chain networks, developing of KPIs and visualization dashboards, etc.).
  • Experience in business analysis, process mapping, data transformation and analysis, presenting conclusions to senior management, etc.).
  • Effective people skills, working individually and in a team in a multi-cultural environment.




  • To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
  • In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.
WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.
In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.


Closing Date: 11 October 2022


  • Qualified female applicants encouraged to apply.
  • This position is open ONLY for Sudanese nationals or individuals authorized to work in Sudan according to Sudanese Regulations.
  • WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/ADIS status.
  • Please indicate in your cover letter the duty station(s) you prefer to be deployed should you be a successful candidate.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of 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. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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 d

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