Supply Chain Officer

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme


Supply Chain Officer


Regular Consultant


Supply Chain

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

Dakar, Senegal



11 months

06 MAY 2022



Under the supervision of the Country Director, and in line with the Country Strategic Plan, the incumbent will support the Country office to provide analytics and contributions to supply chain activities, or contribute to the planning and coordination of field supply chain operations, to ensure actions are in line with an effective and integrated supply chain approach meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service provision requirements for partners.


Specific tasks


1. Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures,

in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies

and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support

national capacity strengthening.

2. Provide substantive contributions to regional/country context analyses and to the

management of end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, in support of

operational supply chain challenges and operational optimization.

3. Contribute to planning and implementation of supply chain operations, initiatives and

services to ensure a timely, cost-effective and integrated approach and in close

cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders.

4. Perform analyses and detailed conceptual work putting together comprehensive reports

identifying opportunities for improvement and effective operationalization of supply chain

within the area of responsibility.

5. Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and

recommending actions to senior staff for maximizing use of resources and effectiveness

of supply chain operations.

6. Build and maintain productive partnerships mostly at the operational level and collaborate

with counterparts in the key supply chain functions contributing to an integrated supply

chain approach to food assistance and cross-functional operational alignment.

7. Build and maintain productive partnerships with supply chain counterparts amongst

government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to

share operational knowledge contributing to coordinated and cost-effective supply chain


 Provide technical contribution to market analysis and supply chain network mapping to

inform the selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain


9. Support management of supply chain operations, or manage less complex supply chain

operations, in compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies,

procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, with special emphasis on

quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.

10. Support the monitoring of supply chain activities to check that appropriate internal

controls are followed to increase the day-to-day efficiencies and overall performance of

supply chain operations.

11. Support management of service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations

to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations.

12. Prepare accurate, comprehensive and timely reports, dashboards and other visual

materials on supply chain activities including trends to support informed decision-making

and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.

13. Guide and supervise staff, acting as a point of referral, providing training and supporting

them with more complex analysis and queries.

14. Contribute to preparedness actions and support quick emergency response to deploy

food and resources at the onset of the crisis.

15. Other as required.





  • A set of communication materials, briefing notes, visibility items, infographics is developed and regularly updated to raise awareness on WFP activities in Senegal.
  • A communication and KM editorial calendar are developed and fed with relevant content.
  • A donor visibility plan is developed and implemented.
  • A communication monitoring and evaluation system is developed and implemented.




  • Experience coordinating supply chain activities with other units/ teams;
  • • Experience conducting analytical and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation;
  • • Experience in coordinating periodic planning across functions and with partners;
  • • Experience in analysing and supporting the implementation of end-to-end supply chain operations;
  • • Experience working with WFP partners;
  • • Experience in implementing supply chain improvement initiatives;
  • • Experience supervising staff.




Education: Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management,

Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or other related

field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience

and/or training/courses.


Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a

second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or

Portuguese (a WFP working language)


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