National Logistics Preparedness Officer, SC 8 at WFP | March 2024

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

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Position: Career Opportunities: National Logistics Preparedness Officer, SC 8, (12 Months), Dodoma Liaison Office


Education: University degree or similar, preferably in project management, logistics & supply chain, International development; data management or a closely related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English and other local languages such as Swahili
Experience: A minimum of 3 years of working experience in project management, and a minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in a humanitarian development or response capacity, preferably in logistics or emergency management.


Support the project development and implementation of the Field Based Preparedness project (FBPP) and activities in a sustainable long-term context as part of efforts to support existing and build further national capacities and stakeholder networks, aimed at raising the level of emergency preparedness in a local empowerment-focused setting. In this framework, the position is acting as Logistics Preparedness focal point linking to the National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMA), National Disaster Management Organizations and partner agencies.

Reporting lines:

  • WFP Country Office, Tanzania: The Preparedness Officer will report to the Preparedness Expert, in the absence of the expert, to the Head of Supply Chain, and will directly support the Logistics Cluster/Sector Coordinator (in case of activation and in coordination with the Head of Supply chain), where applicable.
  • Global Logistics Cluster, WFP Headquarters: In absence of an international Logistics Cluster Preparedness Expert, the national Preparedness Officer provides report to the Regional Logistics Cluster Officer, GLC designated preparedness lead, or designated preparedness desk officer, about all activities related to the Logistics Cluster and to ensure alignment with Global Logistics Cluster preparedness strategy, including regular information sharing and updates in coordination with the Head of Supply Chain or designated desk officer.


WFP as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster is mandated by the inter-agency standing committee (IASC) to complement and co-ordinate the logistics preparedness activities and capabilities of the member countries and co-operating humanitarian agencies, both before and during large-scale complex emergencies and natural disasters.

The Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) preparedness strategy includes a special focus on preparedness and on strengthening the response capacity of national stakeholders. The preparedness activities concentrate on disaster-prone countries, providing support for national logistics preparedness embedding a preparedness in country-targeted Emergency Preparedness and Response activities. Tanzania is one of these identified countries.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Ensure the continued involvement of all relevant stakeholders in regular Logistics Preparedness Working Group / National Logistics Working Group (NLWG) meetings and perform/contribute to furtherance of the logistics preparedness activities in alignment with national priorities, WFP’s country strategic plan (CSP), Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) and Global Logistics Cluster’s strategy.
  • Participate in and support of scenario planning, preparedness planning and response planning activities with the national disaster management agency and multiple partners.
  • Collect, analyze and upload data, gather and analyze information related to preparedness from and for partners,
  • Update, develop, test, and implement logistics new tools as required, especially supporting the preparedness platform deployment
  • Support the Tanzania specific project LogFrame activities, key performance indicators and measurement, and reporting throughout the whole project phase
  • In case of a Logistics Cluster or Sector operation:
    • Support the activation phase by briefing, linking to national entities and supporting EPRP related activities
    • Support the ongoing operation with network relations and information provision
    • Support the phase out and closure of the operation as required


  • Strong project management and inter-agency coordination skills.
  • Strong writing skills in developing plans, guidelines, reports, and meeting minutes to a professional level that can be shared with Government and partners.
  • Ability to make a positive contribution in a team-based environment and to work under tight deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a level of communication suitable to build and maintain relationships with officials and government counterparts.
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and data management systems; willingness to work in challenging environments / field locations.
  • Knowledge in logistics operations and emergency response operations.


The deadline for submitting applications for this post is 25 March 2024.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

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