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 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) 2016-2018 strategy includes a special focus on strengthening the preparedness and response capacity of national actors – known as the Preparedness Project. The project has identified six natural-disaster prone pilot countries, of which Philippines is one.
The Project has identified several countries in the African, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East regions at high risk of natural disaster, of which Philippines is one.
POSITION OUTPUTS AND DEPLOYMENT FRAMEWORK OF THIS POSITION
This position supports the implementation of the Logistics Cluster’s Preparedness Project. The Project aims to support existing, and build additional national capacities and stakeholder networks, in order to raise emergency preparedness capacity of national actors. This position is the Logistics Cluster focal point, linking with to Government authorities with National disaster management mandates, and relevant partner organizations.
WFP Country Office, Philippines: The role will report to the in-country Head of Supply Chain. In their absence, the role will report to the Deputy Country Director. Should the Logistics Cluster be activated in the Philippines, the role will directly support the Logistics Cluster/Sector Coordinator and Supply Chain team, as applicable.
Global Logistics Cluster, WFP Headquarters: The role will report to the in-country Logistics Cluster Preparedness Expert. In their absence, the role will inform the GLC-designated preparedness coordinator (or nominated preparedness desk officer) of all activities related to the Logistics Cluster Preparedness Project. This ensures alignment with global Logistics Cluster preparedness strategy.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive):
- Ensure the continued involvement of all relevant stakeholders in regular Logistics Coordination Preparedness Working Group meetings and contribute to logistics preparedness activities as aligned to national priorities, WFP’s country strategic plan (CSP), Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) and Global Logistics Cluster strategy.
- Participate in and support of scenario planning, preparedness planning and response planning activities with multiple partners.
- In close collaboration with partners, collect and provide relevant logistics, and logistics preparedness information to the Global Logistics Cluster.
In case of a Logistics Cluster operation:
- Support the activation phase by briefing, linking to national entities and supporting EPRP related activities
- Support the operation with information gathering
- Support the phase out and closure of the operation
KEY GENERAL DUTIES:
- Support the Head of Supply Chain as the focal point for GLC preparedness initiatives undertaken with partner organisations (including international, regional and national humanitarian organisations, NDMO’s, and private sector actors) to develop a Philippines-specific logistics preparedness activity workplan.
- Ensure that WFP continues involvement in preparedness activities long term.
- Support the implementation of the Logistics Cluster preparedness Platform on national and sub-national level by means of data sourcing, validation, information management, platform implementation and training activities and contribute to the overall platform development process.
- Support primary and secondary data collection, and field testing of mapping and analysis tools, and provide inputs to the Philippines-specific Preparedness Webpage
- Support officers undertaking Logistics Capacity Assessments
- Further activities as required
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT DUTIES:
- Enhance the capacity of the Government for logistics response.
- Contribute to regular preparedness training, workshops and simulations as required, strengthening the capacity of all disaster management stakeholders.
- KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & MONITORING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION (MLE) DUTIES
- Support the Philippines-specific preparedness LogFrame project activities, key performance indicators and measurement throughout the whole project phase
- Support the knowledge management initiatives related to emergency preparedness, including communities of practice initiatives.
- Support the Preparedness Platform data maintenance activities as required.
- Support the formulation and carrying out of the MLE framework and activities.
- Education: University degree or similar, preferably in logistics & supply chain, data management or a closely related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Work Experience: a minimum of 5 years of working experience in logistics and supply chain, disaster risk management, capacity building, disaster response, civil protection or closely related field; working in an international context is a strong asset; coordination responsibility in a planning role is an asset.
- Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is required.
- Key skills: 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.