Logistics Officer, Kumasi, Accra, At WFP – World Food Programme

JOB PURPOSE: 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. To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube , LinkedIn , Instagram , Facebook , X .


Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director and overall supervision

of the Country Director, the staff will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Lead the coordination and implementation of SNF (specialised nutritious foods) uplifts from supplier(s) to the relevant receiving corridors, including all LESS processing.
  •  Coordinate the activation of new corridors for SNFs from Ghana
  •  If necessary, setup of new logistics hubs/ transhipment points, in line with the regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability and quality.
  •  Analyse context of country and/or region and lead the design and management of supply chain network, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges, to ensure operational optimization.
  •  Design and manage the full lifecycle of project management, including planning, engaging with partners and key stakeholders, budgeting, strategically allocating material, and human resources, and ensure implementation and reporting.
  •  Supervise transport arrangements and contracting of all associated services on the corridors in accordance with established guidelines.
  •  Coordinate and manage service providers, port, fleet, superintendent, and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations.
  •  Coordinate with WFP Vessel Agents/Port Authorities in the region for smooth operations.
  •  Oversee that proper documents are received and submitted to local Authorities for vessel and overland shipments to ensure no delays in cargo clearance.
  •  Review and be aware of WFP Inspection & Superintendence arrangements to ensure adequate measures are in place for commodity quality control and any immediate actions can be taken to always safeguard the commodities and WFP interest.
  •  Ascertain logistics reporting and monitoring of dispatches and deliveries and quality control, if required.
  •  Gather market intelligence through research and networking, thus improving the knowledge basis available to Country Offices and Regional Bureau and use market analysis and research to recommend actions to Management to improve supply chain performance.
  •  Lead and motivate the logistics team providing coaching, training and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance. eIyjzh0 BIpnb
  •  Oversee and prepare accurate and timely accounting, data collection and reporting, to inform supply planning and contribute to a WFP wide view of logistics activities, enabling informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  •  Provide expert advice and guidance to WFP staff at all levels, partners, and governments, building capacity to effectively run corridors and hubs.
  •  Other tasks as required.


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 supply chain work experience and/or training/courses and professional certification.


    •  At least one (1) year of relevant professional experience in the field of Logistics/Supply Chain
    •  Experience coordinating suppliers or service providers’ contract execution.
    •  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 analyzing and supporting the implementation of end-to-end supply chain operations.
    •  Experience working with WFP partners.
    •  Experience in implementing supply chain improvement initiatives

LANGUAGE : Fluency in English. (Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish or Portuguese is an added advantage

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit their applications and CV stating 3 references online to: www.wfp.org/careers/job.openings and follow the steps.

Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

People living with disability are also encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted.


  •  WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
  •  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.


April 2024