Regional Field Support Logistics Cluster Officer Int. CST Level II (171515) at World Food Programme


As a member of both the Global Logistics Cluster Support Team and the Regional Bureau Supply Chain Team, the Regional Field Support Logistics Cluster Officer is assigned to regional desks or groups of countries where the humanitarian community, together with the local government, have requested some support to implement (partially or fully), the core functions of the cluster approach at country level.

The Regional Field Support Logistics Cluster Officer supports, participates and in some instance may oversee global events. The Regional Field Support Logistics Cluster Officer advises and provides guidance to the coordination cells, supports the Country Office reviewed strategy, and may provide surge capacity to on-set activities in-country for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Regional Field Support Logistics Cluster Officer contributes to fostering, developing, and maintaining of strategic partnerships, and therefore, strengthening the community of the Logistics Cluster partners.

The Regional Field Support Logistics Cluster Officer reports to RBPs Regional Supply Chain Officer (or his/her designated officer) while maintaining close technical liaison with the various managers within the Global Logistics Cluster at Headquarters level.



University degree in social sciences, international relations, crisis management, emergency preparedness and response or related field; information management; capacity building and trainings; or the equivalent combination of education and experience


Minimum of six years of working experience including: working in international emergency response; disaster risk management (DRM) or disaster risk reduction (DRR); logistics; capacity building, capacity strengthening or training; extensive experience in working with national and international coordination systems as well as exposer to the IASC cluster system, especially Logistics Cluster, are important.


Knowledge & Skills:

Strong knowledge of project management desirable. Excellent skills in working in international teams and managing projects under tight deadlines and resource constraints in an engaging and solution-oriented environment. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; good research and analytical skills; ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as part of a team; excellent written skills; sound knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office 365, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other related software. Strong information management skills are



Fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish is mandatory. In addition, French is considered a significant value add. Working knowledge of other UN languages, as well as Portuguese (WFP official language) are considered an asset.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  1. Lead the planning, implementation, support, and monitoring activities of the GLC field preparedness project at regional and country level. This includes both implementation and desk support to necessary country-level resources for these activities.
  2. Provide strategic support to plan, organize, and facilitate dedicated workshops and trainings both at regional and country level.
  3. Coordinate post-closure country activities related to GLC preparedness, including reporting on both achievements (metrics) and impact.


  1. Support the identification and design of Logistics Cluster Trainings in LAC.
  2. Lead the delivery of Logistics Cluster Trainings in LAC.
  3. Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for any training related tasks to be delivered in languages used in the RBP region (Spanish, French, English).


Operational and Surge Capacity

  1. Where required in LAC, support both ongoing and sudden-onset emergency response activities (desk support) or through field deployments at country-level (surge support)
  2. Lead or support the implementation of new Logistics Cluster operations in accordance with the GLC Head of Operations.
  3. Provide advice on Humanitarian Response Planning, Humanitarian Needs Overview, Inter-Cluster Coordination, and other strategic planning products. Actively support project design for operations assigned, including CSP and Budget Revisions.
  4. Design, contribute and drive the information exchange between stakeholders both at country and regional levels (WFP, partners at global level, private sector) and with the field.
  5. Contribute to the definition of the logistics strategy within the GLC policies and procedures and support effective integration of Logistics Cluster operations and services, including coordination with other organizations.


  1. Implement Field Based Preparedness Project in at least four (4) countries in LAC, with key success indicators and a long-term continuity strategy.
  2. National Officers are trained, accompanied, and supported with acquired abilities to lead in future activities and responses.
  3. Structured logistics coordination mechanisms are established at country and regional level in close coordination with OCHA, National and Regional Disaster Management Agencies.
  4. Regional and sub-regional events (3 to 4, including a simulation exercise) are held once a year to maintain a network of responders and a community of practice.
  5. Where requested, emergency field support has been conducted, providing logistics coordination leadership and guidance to the WFP country office and the humanitarian community.


Leads by Example with Integrity: Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards.

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments: Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results.

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative: Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues.

Applies Strategic Thinking: Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision.

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships: Builds partnerships by seeking out opportunities to work with others.


Number of openings: 1

Based in: Panama City, Panama

Type of Contract: International Regular Consultant

Level: CST II

Duration: 11 months

Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for two (2) years.

Consultants are recognized authorities or specialists in a specific field and whose services are utilized in an advisory, consultative, or demonstrative capacity.


The deadline to apply to this position is 30 August 2022


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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All applications must be submitted via Career Opportunities: Regional Field Support Logistics Cluster Officer Int. CST Level II (171515) (


The deadline to apply to this position is 30 August 2022

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