3 UN Storekeeper Job Placements – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Warehouse Management Assistant/Associate
Grade: SC4
About US:
The UN World Food
Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It
is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition &
Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets.
WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary:  The Storekeeper will handle receipt/dispatch
and verification of commodities in order to maximise quality of warehouse
operations and mitigate losses, and to support the best storage management
practices in compliance with WFP warehouse standards and established
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Storekeeper job placement should hold a University degree with
    experience in any of the following; – transport/freight forwarding/customs
    clearing and logistics/supply chain management;
  • At least four years of progressive responsibility in warehouse
  • Experience using logistics databases to extract routine reports.
  • Experience in managing warehouses with food and NFIs.
  • Experience in managing inventories.
  • Experience in processing invoices.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English.
  • Fluency in the locally used languages in South West Uganda

  • Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Displays aptitude at monitoring and
    reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess
    the performance and sustainability of current networks.
  • Planning, Project & Resource Management: Supports the planning, forecasting &
    resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse
  • Information Management & Reporting: Collates accurate and timely
    information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting
    within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian
  • Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Ability to collect and collate necessary
    information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures
    and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle
    inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss
  • Technical Assistance and Coordination: Demonstrates awareness of the
    importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders
    and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual
    mandates and programme priorities.
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 26th May 2019
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