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About FAO:

Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

Job Description:

Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

 

Reporting Lines

The Logistics Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy FAOR.

 

Technical Focus

Coordinate logistical operations to ensure timely and efficient delivery of the FAO Afghanistan programme.

 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics operations management and strengthen partnerships on the humanitarian supply chain;
  • In coordination with concerned colleagues, arrange for efficient and cost-effective transport of  agricultural items and timely dispatch of items to final destinations as per agreed scheduled plan;
  • Arrange all required documentation from Customs for items entering Afghanistan and ensure speedy customs clearance of all projects shipments to FAO Afghanistan;
  • Prepare transport/service contracts for suppliers and follow up on the deliveries to end-users;
  • Support with the management of the FAO warehouses, ensuring proper warehouse management including storage space conditions, and the actual storage of items;
  • Ensure appropriate logistics record keeping related to all equipment manuals, maintenance schedules, way bills, inspection reports, delivery notes etc for audit purposes;
  • Ensure FAO standard logistic related forms are consistently completed, and in an accurate manner including by inspection companies, transporters and vendors etc;
  • Ensure smooth functioning of the office equipment and report to supervisor any malfunctions of utility service provisions;
  • Act as Custodian for management of office stationery supplies including maintenance of stock list of stationery, distribution of stationery;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Requirements:

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced (Masters) degree or University (Bachelor) degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement or closely related field;
  • For advanced degree at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in managing logistics, delivery operations or supply chain;
  • For university degree at least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in managing logistics, delivery operations or supply chain.
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and the local languages (Pashto and/or Dari);
  • National of Afghanistan.

 

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience in logistics management related to time sensitive delivery of items and/or emergency preparedness and response;
  • Logistics and/or supply chain experience related to the movement of agriculture and livestock related items;
  • Previous warehouse management experience is highly desirable;
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems quickly and pragmatically,
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work – maturity, tact and high sense of responsibility, ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural background;
  • Previous experience with the United Nations is considered a strong asset;
  • Strong professional command of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ 
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

 

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

Submission Guideline:

HOW TO APPLY

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

 

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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