Supply Chain Officer, NOB

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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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 end global hunger.  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.


Job Description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill Supply Chain Officer post at the NOB level, based in WFP Nigeria, Maiduguri Area Office. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you!

Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Operations, the Supply Chain Officer will contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP end-to-end supply chain operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.


Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

  • Contribute towards the development of supply chain end-to-end plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider WFP policies and standards.
  • Support or manage supply chain projects and operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective procurement and delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local supply chain end-to-end operations.
  • Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
  • Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management of operational aspects of the supply chain (procurement, shipping, port operation), including checking document and customs clearance readiness, loading and discharging operations and contracting of applicable transport, warehouse and any relevant logistics services.
  • Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other units/services, particularly for emergency response.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners including suppliers, superintendents, companies, etc to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
  • Identify and build productive relationships with supply chain colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  • Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Other as required.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience Required


Advanced University Degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Commerce, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.



  • A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience is required in the following:
  • Experience in commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors.
  • Experience monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends.
  • Experience in dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials.
  • Experience coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams.
  • Experience with procurement activities (purchasing, vendor research, etc.).
  • Experience in warehouse and commodity management.
  • Experience conducting cost analyses.
  • Experience working with vendors or other partners
  • Experience working with corporate systems (databases, software).
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.



Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Supply Chain / Procurement

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years