WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Position Details:

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer

No. Position/s: 1 (One)

VA No.: 831500

Date of Issue: 05 February 2024 to 17 February 2024

Type of Contract: International Regular Consultancy – Level II

Unit / Division: UN World Food Programme Malawi Country Office/ Supply Chain

Duty Station: Lilongwe, Malawi

Duration: 11 Months (with possibility of extension)


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.

Organizational Context

This position is available at Malawi Country Office, Lilongwe. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Supply Chain, the Supply Chain Officer shall provide support across the Supply Chain function, focused on project management and capacity strengthening for key stakeholders.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1.  Provide cross cutting support to Supply Chain function including expertise and guidance in areas including logistics, CBT/markets and retail, food systems, EPR, and engineering.
    2.    Oversee and supervise implementation of all engineering and construction activities to assure timeliness, and completion.
    3.    Support in the enhancement and/or establishment of humanitarian logistics hubs.
    4.    Support capacity strengthening initiatives, creating partnerships, and logistics support for Food Systems, CBT/Markets, EPR, and Health Supply Chain, including providing technical guidance and support to key government stakeholders.
    5.    Identify training needs and implement adequate logistics training for the CO staff and counterparts.
    6.    Supervise a team, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for all activities.
    7.    Monitor project timelines and provide project management support to ensure deliverables are on time, high quality, and completed with proper documentation and advanced planning.
    8.    Assess financial analyses and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimize use of available funds.
    9.    Contribute in preparation of Supply Chain workplans, review internal supply chain work flows and monitor progress and staff performance to assure consistence with organizational requirements.
    10.    Provide technical recommendations and guidance on specific supply chain internal processes and risks.


Education:    University degree in Economics, Logistics and Supply Chain, Social Sciences, International Relations, or related field; or the equivalent combination of          education.

Language:    Verbal and written fluency in English and one other UN language


  • At least five years of professional experience in an international context including: logistics and supply chain, coordination, and management working in an emergency context.
  • Previous experience in project management, Government engagement, and emergencies is important.


Leads by Example with   Integrity  Drives Results and   Delivers on   Commitments  Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork  Applies Strategic Thinking  Builds and   Maintains   Sustainable   Partnerships
Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards Identifies and aligns objectives to the required outcomes, holding self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results for maximum impact Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by encouraging colleagues to collaborate by sharing ideas and openly raising issues Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision and operational outcomes to deliver meaningful solutions Initiates and builds partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit
Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same Delegates responsibly and provides appropriate support empowering others to deliver results Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback Demonstrates curiosity, designs and implements new ways of doing things when relevant Collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives by sharing information and cocreating innovative solutions with beneficiaries when appropriate
Stays focused and calm when under pressure, encourages others to do the same, and offers guidance and support to manage difficult situations Responds readily to change in different contexts and adapts accordingly Seeks out, trusts and listens attentively to diverse views to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives Gathers data and different perspectives, shares knowledge and uses evidence to inform decision making
Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and pursuing opportunities to develop Implements decisions, considering the risks and implications of actions for teams, projects and other initiatives


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.