WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance
Starting Date: 15 April 2019
Duration: 5 months with possibility to extend (in the framework of a 2 years project)
Duty Station: Rome, frequent travels required
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline humanitarian agency addressing hunger and malnutrition worldwide. Due to its expertise in the field of humanitarian logistics, WFP was chosen to be the lead agency for the Logistics Cluster and maintains a Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) support unit hosted by the Supply Division in WFP Headquarters in Rome.
Comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians, the Logistics Cluster is mandated by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to complement and co-ordinate the logistics capabilities of co-operating humanitarian agencies during large-scale complex emergencies and natural disasters. The GLCSC is also tasked with: advocacy on behalf of the cluster approach, training, preparedness, and the development of new tools and resources to benefit emergency humanitarian response operations.
The Logistics Cluster Training Programme aims to enhance the capacity of deployed staff and of the wider humanitarian community, in order to increase the efficiency of humanitarian logistics operations. We aim to reach a broad audience, targeting humanitarian logisticians and information management professionals at the local, national and international levels. More information is available at https://logcluster.org/trainings
Training of humanitarian actors and Logistics Cluster staff is seen as key for the successful delivery of logistics cluster services and is an essential part of capacity building and preparedness. The training officer will report to the Global Training Coordinator of the GLC and will form part of the GLC training team. The officer will contribute to the ongoing support, enhancement and development of logistics cluster training activities to include: new and existing courses, online learning and onsite training facilitation. In addition, they will act as the focal point for providing expertise on training methodology and on training evaluation and monitoring processes.
The consultant will also be required to perform other duties and tasks as and when required within the Global Logistics Cluster Support Team.
Education and Experience
A successful applicant for the position will have the following:
Terms and Conditions
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.
http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
Deadline for applications: 25 March 2019
Ref.: VA No. 104293
Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.
This vacancy is archived.
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