Вакансія: Logistics Officer, SC8, Kyiv, (Ukrainian Nationals ONLY)


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Вакансія: Logistics Officer, SC8, Kyiv, (Ukrainian Nationals ONLY)

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, color, 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.

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is leading to profound humanitarian needs. It is estimated that more than 4 million people have fled Ukraine, with many more displaced in-country.  WFP is currently undertaking an emergency operation to provide food assistance for people fleeing the conflict inside Ukraine and to displaced Ukrainians in neighboring refugee-hosting countries.  Assistance will be provided through in-kind food distributions and cash-based transfers.


The Logistics Officer contributes to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full. The Logistics Officer reports to the Head of Logistics or the designate and operates with a high degree of independence and manages more junior staff to ensure that logistics operations and project objectives are achieved in full. She or He will be heavily involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work, and is likely to focus on warehouse management and kitting, and manage teams within logistics operations to ensure supply chain strategies are implemented.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Logistics Officer will report to the Head of Logistics and will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Contribute to the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  2. Support logistics projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  3. Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve the performance of local logistics operations.
  4. Conduct portions of financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to the supervisor to optimise use of available funds.
  5. Guide support staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  6. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  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 logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
  9. Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to 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.


Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field or First University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related fields with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant professional experience in logistics management, supply chain management or related fields is required for holders of an advanced university degree, or two years of relevant professional experience in logistics management, supply chain management, or related fields is required for holders of a first university degree. Additional years of experience will be an advantage.

Language: Fluency in both English and Ukrainian


· Experience in coordinating service providers’ contract execution.

· Experience in arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP transportation vessels (land, rail, air, or sea).

· Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals related to logistics.

· Experience in preparing regular logistics operations reports for management decisions.


Only qualified Ukranian Nationals will be eligible to apply for this role. Applications from non-Ukranians will not be considered.

Contract Duration: 1 year (renewable)

Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. 


Opening date: 25th May 2022

Closing date: 08th June 2022

Application link.

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