Somalia: Retail Logistics Consultant x 9 (Galkayo, Hargeisa and Bossaso)

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 26 Nov 2016

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

WFP is currently operational in Somaliland, Puntland, Central, Benadir and South regions if Somalia with Area Offices (AO) established in Hargesia, Bossaso Galkayo, Mogadishu and Dolow respectively. Despite WFP being active in certain areas, parts of its operational areas are considered inaccessible or have intermittent accessibility to UN staff by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS). This restricts or limits the ability of WFP staff to liaise directly with retailers and other retail supply chain actors in those areas.

With the shift to cash or voucher based food interventions the sourcing and delivery of food is outsourced to trade. In such types of interventions trade becomes and arm on which humanitarian response depends on. Its timeliness, cost, reliability and flexibility are critical to success in responding to the needs of people affected by crisis.

Then objective of WFP trade assessments and monitoring exercise is to respond to the following questions:

  1. Do traders at local level have the means/capacity and logistics infrastructure to increase volume?

  2. Is there logistics means/capacity to move increased volume of goods to the retail distribution points (retail stores or open markets)?

  3. If/what are the bottlenecks (weak points) in increased goods flow from port to retail stores?

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

With the shift to cash or voucher based food interventions the sourcing and delivery of food is outsourced to trade. In such types of interventions trade becomes and arm on which humanitarian response depends on. Its timeliness, cost, reliability and flexibility are critical to success in responding to the needs of people affected by crisis.

Then objective of WFP trade assessments and monitoring exercise is to respond to the following questions:

Do traders at local level have the means/capacity and logistics infrastructure to increase volume?

Is there logistics means/capacity to move increased volume of goods to the retail distribution points (retail stores or open markets)?

If/what are the bottlenecks (weak points) in increased goods flow from port to retail stores?

Expected output:

Visit districts ( Specified by WFP)and complete questionnaires provides by WFP

In case a retailer refuses an interview an alternative (simpler) form should be completed to prove existence if the shop in location in question.

Distribution of EOI (Expression of Interest) to retailers.

Verification of information through visits of retailers and completion of checklists.

Sensitization/briefings for retailers on the Programme.

Follow-up on identified issues with retailers at field level.

Trainings on POS devices.

Project reporting:

Weekly work plan of activities by district – for approval by WFP.

Narrative report for each field mission.

Narrative report of each field mission.

Narrative report for each briefing/training of retailers.

Team management:

Not applicable for these roles

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Data Collection experience and/or minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Logistics experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 3 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Somalia is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in English is essential.

Key competencies:

Existing presence in Somalia.

Prior experience in data collection/survey activities.

Background in trade and or logistics and added value.

Availability/access to areas in question.

Other relevant information:

To be advised

How to apply:

Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website (click here**). Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0312.** Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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