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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. 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.
Date of Issue: September 14, 2023 Closing Date: September 27, 2023
In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 621 employees who contribute towards making Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners.
Working at WFP Somalia gives the opportunity to: Make a difference where it matters, transform communities & preserve futures, unleash potential & building futures.
To handle receipt and dispatch and verification of commodities in order to maximize quality of warehouse operations and mitigate losses, and to support the best storage management practices in compliance with WFP warehouse standards and established guidelines.
Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Effectively receive/dispatch commodities including transshipment (truck to truck) against official approved documentation (e.g., waybills and/or delivery notes) ensuring accuracy in physical count of commodities including the quality in compliance with the established standards.
2. Prepare, verify and sign off warehouse and transport documents, and maintain confidential files and accurate warehouse transaction records to ensure immediate reporting on commodity movements in line with the corporate requirements.
3. Conduct daily warehouse closing reconciliation and accurate inventory checks supporting internal control systems in compliance with the warehouse management requirements.
4. Perform daily inspections and prepare reports on the quantity and quality of the commodities received/dispatched and handled, detect promptly and analyse reasons for stock discrepancies/damages, investigate missing quantity and prepare warehouse loss reports recommending appropriate solutions, to enable informed decision-making.
5. Implement appropriate measures to safeguard food and non-food commodities, to ensure quality control using standard preventive measures in line with WFP established procedures and authorization received from the supervisor.
6. Monitor condition of the warehouse and commodities and take appropriate actions, to support efficient warehouse space-planning and well-organized commodity storage following WFP warehouse standards.
7. Provide guidance and on-the-job training to warehouse staff to contribute to their development and high performance.
Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area such as Logistics and Warehouse Management is desirable.
Experience: Minimum 4 years of progressively responsible professional experience in Logistics Operations, Storekeeping and Warehouse Management
Knowledge and Skills:
• Experience using logistics databases to extract routine reports.
• Experience in managing warehouses with food and NFIs.
• Experience in managing inventories.
• Experience in processing invoices.
Language: Fluency in both English and Somali Language is a requirement.
Contract Duration: 1 Year (Initial)
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.
WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.
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.