Recrutement de 01 Logistics Intern

Localité : Guinée / Conakry
Domaine : Transport et Logistique
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Logistics Intern
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: Non précisé
Expire le: 21-12-2023

World Food Programme
Conakry, Guinée
Opportunités de carrière : Logistics Intern (830647)

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DUTY STATION (City, Country): Conakry, Guinea




Organizational Setting and Background:

World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization in saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, improving nutrition situation of vulnerable people, and working with smallholder farmers and communities to increase livelihoods and build resilience.

Present in Guinea since 1964, WFP is committed to saving lives and transforming livelihoods through close collaboration with the Government. Its interventions seek to address the root causes of food insecurity, build resilience among vulnerable communities in Guinea and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

WFP’s efforts are aligned with national priorities (Plan national de développement économique et social 2016-2020 and Programme de référence intérimaire de la transition 2022-2025) and place a particular emphasis on women and youth. This approach also aims to increase national ownership by enhancing institutional capacities.

Food is at the heart of the WFP’s work and the Supply Chain Unit in the Country Office (CO) in Conakry. It results in WFP’s global recognition as the logistics lead in support of the wider humanitarian community through the effective delivery of assistance to vulnerable people. WFP in Guinea responses to these criteria.

The Supply Chain unit of the WFP Country Office in Conakry, Guinea is seeking to fill a Logistics Intern position. While the Intern is expected to work integrated within the supply chain team and to participate in all supply and daily logistics activities, the main duties will consist in the update of the Logistics Capacity Assessment format.

The Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA) contains baseline information on the logistics capacity of countries relevant for humanitarian emergency preparedness and response and are published and hosted on an online platform by WFP for the use of the wider humanitarian community, often recognized as the members of the Global Logistics Cluster.

To become familiar with the supply chain organisation of the Country Office and for an initial period of 2 months, the Intern will be involved in all major phases of the transport and logistics activities. This includes ‘call forwards,’ port operations and warehousing, contracting and the organization of transport services to inland and final destinations. Given the importance of this first phase, it can be extended to 3 months if necessary.

During phase I, but the following months, the Intern will be involved with the various units within the WFP Office in Conakry, the WFP suboffices, local counterparts, private and public service providers, UN agencies, government- and intergovernmental entities and NGOs partner.

Why work with us?

Although rich in natural resources, Guinea faces major socio-economic challenges. The poverty rate is alarming, and 21.8 % of households are food insecure. Malnutrition remains high: 6.1 % of children under 5 are affected by global acute malnutrition, 24.4 % are stunted, and 12 % are underweight.

Rural populations are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. Among those affected by severe food insecurity, 71.1 % practice subsistence farming. Smallholder farmers comprise the majority of the country’s poor, showing a correlation between poverty and food insecurity. Besides, they have poor access to seeds and fertilizers, production and processing equipment, storage facilities, basic infrastructure and affordable financial services. Although women play a crucial role in agriculture, particularly in food production, they have difficulties in accessing land and productive resources, education, formal employment and income-generating activities. Their work is often unpaid and undervalued. Women make up 60 % of people suffering from chronic hunger, and the majority of rural people living in poverty.

What is in for you?

➡️ WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment.

➡️ WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.

➡️ A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.

➡️ WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave plus a medical insurance.

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Training components:

Throughout their assignments, WFP interns have access to a sector-leading learning platform, WeLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.

How can you make a difference?

Under the overall supervision of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Head of Supply Chain the incumbent is expected to carry out the following tasks:

Provide information on the relevant customs regulations (process for clearance, specific agreements, exemptions, and the required documents).
Organize, survey and physical assess the most frequently used primary, secondary, and tertiary transport routes The assessment should detail the present road capacities (with seasonal adjustments) and potential constraints. The activity may include in-country travel by road, estimation of the transit time from ports of discharge or overland entry points to delivery points and availability of warehouses near delivery points.
Assess capacities and collect information on local trucking companies, e.g., fleet sizes, operational constraints (permits, fuel, spares, etc.) and indicate transport rates to major up-country destinations.
Collect basic information on in-country airports and airfields including geographical co-ordinates, existing conditions, and capacities; record the details of the local air transport operators for both passenger and cargo movements.
Assess the port’s existing off take capacities; storage facilities for bulk and bagged cargo; customs procedures; seasonal port congestion; major clearing and forwarding agents indicative handling costs and existing constraints.
Assess the capacity of the existing transport firms’ and any potential bottlenecks in the network.
Assess likely regional transhipment and border entry points for either sea or land transport including detailed information on storage capacities; customs formalities and documents requirements; and including indicative storage and handling cost.
Assess the in-country fuel supply, storage, distribution, pricing, and any potential limitations and restrictions.
Identify potential Government partners/counterparts at central and/or provincial level that can support in the assessments.
Identify and assess the production capacity and cost of transport, storage, milling and if possible, of food production.
Assess the in-country telecommunications facilities and electrical power supply.
If possible, assess the in-country waste management system; (green logistics’ capacities)
Draft the LCA modules and have it cleared by the CO Head of Supply Chain.
Perform other duties as required.


Submit an “end of mission report.”

Learning Elements

At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:

Understand WFP and the UN system.
Understand the role of the WFP Guinea Country Office within the country humanitarian system and overall, within the WFP system.
Gain practical/ technical experience in a professional front office environment.
Opportunity to develop supply chain management skills.
Exposure to various aspects of office operations and teamwork.
Gain mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals.

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