Supply Chain Consultant for the Caribbean Multi-Country Office

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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.


The World Food Programme (WFP) Caribbean Multi-Country Office (MCO) based in Barbados is lending its emergency expertise to support response efforts in the Caribbean, through the WFP Caribbean MCO, which is reeling from the risks posed by COViD19. WFP is supporting the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA,) the National Disaster Offices of the CDEMA states (NODs), and UN / NGO partners to identify the most urgent needs and provide support in the vital areas of food, telecommunications, and logistics.


To provide specialist advice, analytics, and contributions to integrated supply chain operations at MCO level and manage supply chain operations to ensure an effective and integrated supply chain approach meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service provision requirements for partners.

Particular strengths for this post will be the ability lead, train and build staff capacity in the following areas:

  • Assisting in developing and delivering trainings, workshops, and the planning processes around them.
  • LESS / Quarterly QCR Reporting / Reporting on the Market Overview and highlights / Quarterly FTC Monitoring / Donor Reporting / PR Tracking and Creation / Invoice Tracking System / Support Budget and the RMC / WINGS Functions / MPOs / Vendor Registration / Logistics RFQ writing and the use of INTEND.
  • Creating and developing a system to ensure delays in delivery of key functions and inter sectorial (in WFP) communications and delivery are taken ownership of.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Participate in the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening.
  2. Analyze regional/country context, and design and manage end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges and obtain operational optimization.
  3. Plan and manage implementation of innovative supply chain operations, initiatives and services to ensure timely, cost-effective and integrated approach with core activities and services and in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders.
  4. Provide technical advice and identify opportunities for improvement and innovation initiatives analyzing best practices from the humanitarian and development fields, academia and private sector.
  5. Plan, monitor and manage resources to maximize effectiveness of supply chain operations.
  6. Build productive partnerships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to food assistance and cross- functional operational alignment.
  7. Identify and build productive partnerships with counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational knowledge and resources and build capacity to ensure coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations.
  8. Perform in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance.
  9. Manage supply chain operations to ensure compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.
  10. Constantly monitor the performance of supply chain operations to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.
  11. Manage service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations and safeguard WFP’s interest.
  12. Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain activities and trends to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
  13. Manage, motivate and develop a team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  14. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, governments and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
  15. Other as required.


  • Experience in managing an area of supply chain operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in implementing operational supply chain strategies in a country.
  • Experience in designing and implementing supply chain, retail and partnership networks.
  • Experience in managing relationships and national capacity building initiatives with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and/or government organizations;
  • Experience evaluating and selecting service providers and/or suppliers;
  • Experience identifying operational risks and maintaining documentation on emergency preparedness;
  • Experience in implementing approved corrective actions to improve performance and monitoring progress;
  • Experience supervising professional staff.


Education: 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 work experience and/or training/courses.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.

Experience: Six to ten years of relevant professional experience.


The World Food Programme Caribbean Multi-Country Office (CMCO) is seeking a Supply Chain Consultant for 6 months with possibility of extension.

All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to assess relevant experience and qualifications. Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further interviews or assessments and to confirm their continued interest and availability. WFP offers a competitive compensation package determined on the basis of the Terms of Reference and the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.


The deadline to apply for this position is July 04, 2022 ( Atlantic Standard Time).

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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