Supply Chain Officer (Capacity Strengthening and Partnerships), P3, Dili, Timor Leste - World Food Programme

Career Opportunities: Supply Chain Officer (Capacity Strengthening and Partnerships), P3, Dili, Timor Leste (159047)

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Are you a Supply Chain professional interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?
If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you!!! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.

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  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, 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 the 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
  • We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)

WFP has been present in Timor-Leste since 1999. WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP 2018-2020) supports the attainment of the Government’s vision and contributes to the National Strategic Development Plan 2011–2030.

Supply chain activities are focused on the following strategic outcome: ‘National and subnational government institutions have increased capacity sustainably to deliver food, nutrition and supply chain related services by 2022’, with the following focus area: ‘Provide the Government and partners with technical expertise for the development of an efficient and effective supply chain management system’.

This involves building the capacity of relevant line ministries including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion (MSSI), and the National Logistics Centre (NLC) – with a particular emphasis on nutrition/health supply chains and a national (rice) reserve structure (including local supply and distribution).
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1. Further development of a capacity strengthening roadmap for supply chain, describing how WFP will provide the Government and partners with technical expertise for the development of an efficient and effective supply chain management system in Timor Leste. This roadmap will describe WFP supply chain activities under the CSP and integrate WFP best practice and government supply chain strategy, policies and plans.
  2. Perform a wide-ranging analysis of projects related to national Grain Reserves, map stakeholder’s active in the area of national Grain Reserves, identify gaps / shortcomings where WFP’s expertise can support the government’s national Grain Reserve establishment. Establish links with other activities WFP can assist with, such as small holder farmer’s capacity building / reduction of Post-Harvest Losses and consolidate findings in a comprehensive project implementation plan.
  3. Support the Government of Timor Leste to plan and implement supply chain operations to ensure timely, cost-effective delivery of commodities and services. Apply an integrated / cross-functional approach, supporting all core activities in close cooperation with Strategic Objective and Activity managers (in the area of school feeding, nutrition and rice fortification).
  4. Plan and raise resources to maximize effectiveness of country office operations. Conduct further fundraising activities/ financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommendations – for both WFP and relevant government institutions – to ensure multi-year support is achievable/sustainable
  5. Support key ministries and institutions to prepare accurate, comprehensive and timely reports, dashboards on supply chain activities including trends to support informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
  6. Contribute to both government and WFP preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable governments, WFP and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
  7. Further position WFP as a supporting provider of logistics services in Timor-Leste, advocating for WFP service provision to the humanitarian partners in different fora, such as the Humanitarian Response Forum, UNCT and HCT.
  8. Build and maintain productive partnerships with key counterparts amongst government (such as ministry of health, ministry of education, ministry of social solidarity, secretariat of state for civil protection, national logistics center and ‘SAMES’ – the autonomous government health procurement, warehousing and distribution entity) and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational knowledge contributing to coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations.
  9. Manage, motivate and develop a team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance – including for staff embedded in government entities.
  10. Other as required.


Advanced University degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, International Development, Business or Policy or other related fields.


With 5 years of relevant progressively responsible experience in government capacity strengthening.  

  • International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese. (Portuguese and/or Bahasa/Tetum would be advantageous.)


  • Knowledge of Timorese Grain Reserve options and capacity strengthening strategies.
  • Ability to analyse a variety of complex government supply chains, with proven experience in leveraging international best practice to inform same.
  • Technical knowledge in EPR, farm to market initiatives and managing a SC team (partially embedded in government institutions).
  • Behavioural competencies such as Action Management, Client Orientation, Cognitive Capacity, Innovation, Partnering and Teamwork.
  • Proven fundraising/partnership expertise in Timor Leste.

  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable).
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application.
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
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  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

Limited Fixed-Term Appointment (LFT) position is a non-mobile staff appointment in the international professional category for a limited period for up to 4 years and is open to all nationalities. The position is based in Dili, Timor Leste and the selected candidate will be expected to be based in Dili. Incumbents of LFT positions are not eligible to apply for other mobile positions advertised internally through the Reassignment.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.

If you are a member of the WFP Fit Pool and in case you are selected for this role, please note that your FIT Pool membership will be put on hold for 1 year (probation period) following this period the member can be put forward for FIT Pool positions at the discretion of the Staffing Coordinator


Monday, 14th March.

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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