JOB TITLE: Storekeeper, G4
Number of openings: 01
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duty Station (City, Country): Monrovia, Liberia
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.
Our response to emergencies – saving lives and livelihoods either through direct assistance or by strengthening country capacities – remains at the heart of our operations, especially as humanitarian needs become increasingly complex and protracted, such as those brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT & BACKGROUND OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Through its emergency and development activities, WFP has provided assistance in Liberia since 1968 and through its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2018-2023), supports social and productive safety nets, capacity strengthening, and emergency preparedness and response. WFP aims to provide safety nets to strengthen food and nutrition security through school feeding and social protection measures and assists in strengthening the national capacity of Liberia to own and implement hunger solutions.
This position is in the WFP Liberia Country Office under the Supply Chain unit. The Storekeeper will handle receipt/dispatch and verification of commodities in order to maximize the quality of warehouse operations and mitigate losses and to support the best storage management practices in compliance with WFP warehouse standards and established guidelines.
WHY WORK WITH US?
▶️ Meaningful and impactful careers:
Our day to day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve
▶️Continuous learning and training:
We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers
▶️ Multicultural and stimulating work environment:
We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger
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Reporting to the WFP Supply Chain Officer, you will:
- 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.
- 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 the 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 & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable
- Two or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream.
KNOWLEDGE & 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
- Excellent knowledge of English
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
07 July 2021
Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on race, sex, colour, ethnic group, age, sexual orientation, other affiliation, or HIV/AIDS status.
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