24 May 2021

Logistics Associate G6 (Technical Milling) at WFP

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Job Description


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. WFP Tanzania operates own grain milling plant located at Kizota area in Dodoma for its local and regional humanitarian programme.


Education: Completion of secondary school education, supplemented by vocational training programme in mechanical service technology. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable. Knowledge and skills for mechanical engineering is a must. Degree in mechanical engineering is an advantage/plus for this position. Also, knowledge of old milling machines.
Language: Fluency in English and Swahili languages.


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Logistics Associate and the overall management of the Head of Dodoma Sub Office, the incumbent is expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to technical queries with only general guidance for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. The incumbent is also expected to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems related to milling operations on a daily basis. Job holders typically manage a small team operating the milling plant, supervising and coaching staff.

To provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard milling operations, logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of humanitarian food and services for all delivery modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Manage and oversee milling operation and ensure food is timely available for dispatch as per call forward while ensuring all machines, generator and electrical equipment are always in good running condition.

2. Coordinate with food technologist and ensure fortification is done properly and all standards are observed by the milling team.

3. Identify and liaise with the technical team outside WFP for a quick technical support when need arise.

4. Coordinate with other team members and ensure casual laborers are properly guided as per Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) guidelines and provide required support on safety measures and hygiene guidelines.

5. Provide and maintain analytical monthly operational report and share any changes on the operational cost from previous month.

6. Prepare monthly expenditure reports on electricity, fuel, lubricants, labour, and spares parts used during the month and provide an explanation for any changes from the previous month.


Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

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Closing Date : 31st May, 2021.

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