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Syrian Arab Republic: Logistics Assistant SC5 (Port Operation)-Tartous VA0149-2017

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: World Food Programme
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 21 Dec 2017

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

• Monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, and other data related to Tartous port shipments.

• Provide day-to-day reports on the progress and movements of WFP shipments (dispatched, shortages, etc. from Tartous port)

• Monitor and report on WFP food stocks at Tartous Port by prepare daily stock reports and preparing

daily dispatch plans from the port to the WFP warehouses.

• Monitor and assess quality, quantity and safety of the goods.

• Initiate action for requests for duty exemptions on all WFP imported shipments, food and nonfood items by following all the necessary matters with concern authorities.

• Follow up with the concerned authorities and service providers on necessary arrangements before

shipments arrival to Tartous port including checking of the shipping documents and follow up with the

clearing agents and transporters on shipments status upon arrival.

• Establish contacts with shipping agents, clearing agents and superintendents and monitor the discharge of WFP vessels, advising supervisors of need for intervention in case of any unforeseen problems pertaining to discharge and/or clearing operations.

• Follow up with WFP superintendent, clearing agent(s), forwarder(s), transporters and other logistics

service providers on timely arrangements for food clearance and dispatches.

• Evaluate the performance of all services providers on ground and provide analytical vision on methods to improve the port operation work.

• Organize and supervise the vessel discharge to ensure timely adherence to lay time given (in Case of

charter vessels) and container discharge (in case of liners vessels).

• Deliver WFP standard LTIS & waybills to those involved in the primary transport of WFP operations and ensure that the proper paperwork has been prepared.

• Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure,

physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy incorporate systems in

support to informed decision-making.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic languages.

Experience : At least four years of progressively responsible experience in Logistics transport, commodity accounting, Supply chain including two years of experience in port operation, shipping.


• Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information,

insurance claims, and food stock.

• Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.

• Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.

• Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.

• Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.

• At least 4 years of relevant experience, including at least two in the field of customs clearance,

commodity supply chain, or port operations


• Please upload your CV in English

• Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

• Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once applying.

• Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

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