Storekeeper : World Food Programme

World Food Programme

DUE : 25 SEP 2022

ABOUT WFP
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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
In Zimbabwe, WFP has a strong track record of delivering food assistance and managing supply chains during crises, while building resilience to shocks among vulnerable communities. The July 2022-December 2026 Country Strategic Plan (CSP) provides a road map to promote shock-responsive social protection and sustainable and resilient food systems. The July 2022-December 2026 articulates collaborative efforts to better anticipate future needs, improve data and forecasting and strengthen livelihoods and local capacities to withstand, respond to and adapt more readily to sudden or chronic stresses. WFP will support informed decision making on food security and nutrition in Zimbabwe, and will integrate nutrition, gender, protection and inclusion, youth engagement, technological innovation and decentralized zero hunger action throughout the plan. WFP will establish new partnerships and leverage existing ones to their full potential, including those with the other Rome-based and other United Nations agencies.

WFP Zimbabwe’s July 2022-December 2026 CSP focuses on the below areas:

Social and humanitarian assistance for food-and nutrition-insecure populations in targeted rural and urban areas.
Support to urban food insecure households for resilient livelihoods.
Support to rural communities for climate resilient livelihoods, sustainable management of natural resources and enhanced participation in local markets and value chains.
Collaboration with national actors to enhance capacities to develop, coordinate and implement well-informed, effective, and equitable actions for achieving food and nutrition security
Services to humanitarian and development actors in Zimbabwe so they can implement their programmes and provide support to their beneficiaries in an efficient, effective, and reliable way at all times, including during crises.

JOB PURPOSE
This position is located in Bulawayo Field Office. Job holders report to the Logistics Associate. Job holders are exposed to all phases of the warehouse operations and work with minimum supervision. They may provide supervision and on-the-job training to other warehouse staff.

The Storekeeper handles receipt/dispatch and verification of commodities in order to maximise quality of warehouse operations and mitigate losses, and supports the best storage management practices in compliance with WFP warehouse standards and established guidelines.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Effectively receive/dispatch commodities including transhipment (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.
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.
Conduct daily warehouse closing reconciliation and accurate inventory checks supporting internal control systems in compliance with the warehouse management requirements.
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.
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.
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.
Provide guidance and on-the-job training to warehouse staff to contribute to their development and high performance.
Post daily WFP Food dispatches (OBDs) using WFP corporate system (processing shipments and groups)
Ensure good warehousing practices, housekeeping, record keeping, dusting of stacks, proper stacking, etc
Perform any other task as per supervisor’s instructions.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education.
A Diploma or Degree in the related functional area is desirable.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English Language and local languages.
Experience: Four or more years of progressively responsible support work experience in warehousing, supply chain, logistics or general administrative work.
Working expertise of warehousing and supply chain systems.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment attaching a signed application letter, a Curriculum Vitae and a signed Personal History Form (P11) available at

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

• Experience using logistics databases to extract routine reports.
• Experience in managing warehouses with food and NFIs.
• Experience in managing inventories.
• Experience in processing invoices.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment attaching a signed application letter, a Curriculum Vitae   and a signed Personal History Form (P11) available at http://www.unon.org/docs/P11. This vacancy announcement is for a post in Harare duty station. The same Vacancy Announcement will be used to build a roster for similar positions that may arise in future for WFP Offices in Bulawayo and Masvingo.

This advert is open to nationals of Zimbabwe Only. Female candidates with relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply.

WFP DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING)

. This vacancy announcement is for a post in Harare duty station. The same Vacancy Announcement will be used to build a roster for similar positions that may arise in future for WFP Offices in Bulawayo and Masvingo.

This advert is open to nationals of Zimbabwe Only. Female candidates with relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply.

WFP DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).

TO APPLY

Click here to apply online