UN World Food Programme Somalia Logistics Assistant (Tally) Job in Berbera

UN World Food Programme – Somalia
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Vacancy Announcement No. VA-036/2012

Post Title: Logistics Assistant (Tally)             

Post Grade: SC2
Duty Station: Berbera                        
Date of issue: 03.07.2012
Closing date: 16.07.2012
Contract type: Service Contract                
Position No: 22057183

Organizational background

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Storekeeper/Senior Logistics Assistant and the overall supervision of Logistics Officer Berbera Sub-Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Supervise the loading, off-loading and stacking of the commodities and non-food items (NFIs), and assist the storekeeper to keep updated records on stack cards, and/or computer inventory lists;
  • Detect and report early infestation on trucks or inside warehouse;
  • Make appropriate remarks on the consignor’s documents and WFP tally sheets when differences are observed between consigned and received quantities;
  • Supervise cleaning exercise after loading/off-loading and reconstitution exercise when required;
  • Check and control incoming goods both food and non-food items by such methods as physical counts, random weight checks, rejection of any spoiled commodity, reconditioning of underweight bags to meet WFP standards;
  • Prepare the delivery of goods upon request of the storekeeper against official and approved documentation;
  • Participate in periodic physical inventory checks as assigned by the storekeeper;
  • Timely report and, in consultation with the storekeeper, undertake re-bagging/re-packing, reconstitution and segregation of damaged food/NFIs;
  • Implement proper stacking according to commodity and Shipping Instruction (SI) numbers;
  • Prepare dispatch tally sheets for commodities/NFIs issued from the warehouse/port;
  • Distribute tally sheets to the users as per WFP guidelines;
  • Record all commodity receipts, issues and disposals on stack cards;
  • Assist the storekeeper  to supervise and train casual labor;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimal Qualifications:

Secondary school education.

Experience: At least one year of related experience in inventory keeping or warehousing in logistic/transport operations.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali.

Knowledge: Knowledge of inventory keeping or warehousing techniques. Basic computer skills including keyboard/mouse skills and knowledge of common basic software packages. Knowledge of commonly used warehouse equipment.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at  the following link http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc to be sent by e-mail to HR-SOM@wfp.org
Quote the Vacancy Announcement number, job title and location of preference;
Hand delivered applications will no longer be accepted;
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded;
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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