USAID ACDI/VOCA Grant Career Jobs – Commodity Operations Manager

Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Project: Resiliency
through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)
Funding
Source:
USAID
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Chief of Party
About
ACDI/VOCA:
ACDI/VOCA is
carrying out the USAID-funded PL 480 Title II Development Food Assistance
Program entitled “Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in
Karamoja (RWANU)”. The RWANU Program is focusing on reducing food
insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected sub-counties of
Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The Program’s strategic objectives are
(1) improved availability and access to food and (2) reduced malnutrition in
pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five. The RWANU Program takes
a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition, focusing on the first 1,000
days of life when conditional food rations will have the highest impact. RWANU
will promote diversified livelihoods strategies including linkages to market
opportunities to ensure long-term food security and resilience to food
insecurity shocks.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Manage staff responsible for commodity import,
stocking, inventory management, delivery /distribution and sales.
·        
Ensure proper systems of control and coordination
with relevant staff.
·        
Manage and grow relationships with contractors
engaged for commodity clearance responsibilities and transport to warehouses.
·        
Take overall responsibility for RWANU commodity
distribution activities.
·        
Establish and maintain positive relationships with
representatives at USAID, Uganda Government counterparts, local NGOs and the
private sector
·        
Ensure proper documentation of and adherence to
commodity management procedures.
·        
Manage key relationships with sub recipients who
will be responsible for delivery commodities to final destinations.
·        
Manage, build and grow key relationships with
other organizations engaged in food assignee activities in country.
·        
Ensure that all warehouses and final distribution
points are using commodity management and distribution best practices.
·        
Prepare commodity reporting documents for USAID,
ACDI/VOCA Headquarters and local governments as required.
·        
Technically support in the development of new
proposals as needed.
·        
Work closely with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief
of Party and health partner to develop a strategy to engage beneficiaries of
food distribution in ACDI/ VOCA food security and livelihoods projects.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the Commodity Operations
Manager vacancy should possess a Master’s degree in a pertinent field
(e.g.  International development, logistics
management, finance, economics or other related field with competency in
logistics and commodity management.)
·        
At least eight years’ logistics management
experience, including warehouse management, preferably with food commodities
and grain in particular
·        
Extensive exposure and familiarity with food aid
programs, particularly USAID Title II programs
·        
Past experience managing commodity transport
systems
·        
Prior experience negotiating with host country
governments on goods clearance issues
·        
Significant experience supervising and leading
teams and monitoring staff performance
·        
Systems-oriented, possessing ability to design,
implement and train
·        
Excellent budgeting and analytical skills
·        
Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications,
particularly MS Excel
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Fluency in both written and spoken English
How
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID RWANU
Project should send their applications (only by e-mail) addressed to the Human
Resources Manager attaching their application letters and CV to
jobs@acdivocaug.biz
NB:
Women are encouraged to apply as ACDI/ VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
Only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline:
12th June 2015
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