Graduate Trainee - Supply Chain at WFP

Kibondo, District, Tanzania

Requisition ID 828234 - Short Term-SSA WFP - Africa, Southern - Tanzania, United Republic of - Dar-es-Salaam - Working Job Language (2) - LOGISTICS
Job Description
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year.

World Food Programme, Regional Bureau for Southern Africa in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 13 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Tanzania, Angola.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTubeLinkedInInstagramFacebookTwitter.

Our day to day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers.

We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger.

You will learn about WFP and its culture through real-life work experience and we will provide you on-the-job training and performance feedback to kick-start your professional career.
Through this experience, you will develop new skills and make new connections that very well might provide professional references for you someday.

Learning & Development:
You will work with professional teams and receive formal training and ongoing coaching. The Graduate Trainee will have access to an industry leading learning platforms.

Networking opportunities:
You will get the chance to enrich your skills and work with people from different nationalities. Depending on available opportunities Graduate Trainees may travel to other locations for learning and exposure.

Job Title: Graduate Trainee - Supply Chain
Unit / Division: Supply Chain
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
11 months
Salary & Benefits: Graduates will receive competitive monthly remuneration and Medical Aid


  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any of the following disciplines: Supply Chain, Logistics or any other relevant field.
  • Qualification's must have been obtained within the previous year (2022) or current year (2023) with an academic average of at least 75%. 
  • The undergraduate or postgraduate qualification must be recognised by


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station (English) and in the duty station’s language (Swahili).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and contributing to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate requisitioning of commodities and supplies to authorized partners and destinations.
  • Manage logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement, supported by analysis and recommendations.
  • Gather market intelligence, coordinate vendor assessments (e.g., transporters, retailers) and produce relevant reports to support vendor selection process.
  • Prepare, monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.
  • Monitor inventory management processes, track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
  • Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
  • Provide comprehensive analyses of operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities.
  • Perform other activities needed.


Applicants must: be national or permanent resident of the country in which the position is advertised.
attach the following:

  • a CV in English, University Transcript, Degree Certificate and Identity Document with application.
  • not have a first-level family member working for WFP (parent, sibling, or child)
  • have no work experience or up to a maximum of 12 months’ post-graduate cumulative formal work experience (this excludes work undertaken during full-time studies)

The deadline for applications is 13 August, 2023.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

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.