Logistics Officer (Emergency Preparedness) (Service Contract - SC9), Suva, Fiji
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.
The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 17 (Partnerships).
The Pacific is one of the world's most disaster-prone regions, with Pacific Island Countries ranked among the most vulnerable in the world to natural disasters due to rising sea levels and Increasing severe weather patterns caused by the effects of climate change. Of the 20 states with the highest average disaster losses scaled by GDP, eight are Pacific Island countries.
Building on its engagement in the Pacific since 2015, WFP works with Pacific governments and partners to improve capacity to reduce the risk of, prepare for and respond to disasters. This is achieved through strengthening coordination mechanisms in logistics, emergency telecommunications and food security. This is done in close collaboration with national partners who lead the national coordination mechanisms through training and ongoing engagement and support.
The role of the Logistic Officer (Emergency Preparedness) is to implement WFP's disaster preparedness and response programmes and to support Government and interagency preparedness and response to disasters across the Pacific.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Job title: Logistics Officer (Emergency Preparedness) Vacancy number: 132621 Contract type: Service Contract (SC-9) Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension) Duty Station: Suva, Fiji
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline: Extended from 5 January 2021 to 18 January 2021 at GMT 17:59 hrs (05:59 hours Fiji Time on 19 January 2021)
This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Fiji. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply through the WFP careers website (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings).
UNDP strives to support the Pacific by coordinating United Nations activities at country level and through direct policy advice in the following areas: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acceleration, resilience and sustainable development, inclusive growth, and poverty reduction; effective governance; gender equality; and environmental management, climate change and disaster risk management.
In the Pacific, UNDP has an office in Fiji (including an office in the Solomon Islands), Samoa and Papua New Guinea. The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji covers 10 countries including: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands (sub-office), Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu; the Samoa Office covers the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau, and Papua New Guinea has its own office. Through the Joint Presence initiative, UNDP has a presence in Kiribati, Palau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.