2 Entry Level Food Assistant Officer International NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision

Organisation: World Vision
International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every
Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Food
Assistance Officer will provide direct and continuous support the Commodities
Officers and other Food Programme staff in maintaining the quality of WV’s
commodity programming and management in West Nile. Areas of focus include
project planning, collaboration with WV partners & donors, logistics
coordination, distribution, commodity accounting & reporting and local
capacity building. This is aimed at ensuring that all food aid programs are
implemented in line with the set standards and objectives.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Supervision of field operation through Provision
of technical oversight through periodic visits to monitor and review all
aspects of the food programming and systems as well as to provide appropriate
feedback and recommendation to the Commodity Officer, Field Coordinator and
Food Monitors.
·        
The jobholder will manage project staff under
his/her portfolio with support from Assistant Commodity Manager, Food
Assistance Manager, and other response management.
·        
Represent World Vision in any meetings related
to food program in the area of portfolio as necessary.
·        
Ensure all documentation and accountability
requirements are in place for warehouse management and distribution as per Food
Resources Manual/ Donors and or meet the audit standards.
·        
Ensure that proper food handling and
accountability systems are in place including the maintenance of all required records
and documentation and installation and operation of CTS at the district level.
·        
Ensure humanitarian accountability systems are
in place, functioning complaints Response Mechanism, and all Project Committee
at field level( CHD, CMC, FMC and RWC).
·        
Supervise timely production of distribution
reports by the Commodity Officer, Field Coordinators and team and consolidate
all food assistance reports, ensure its accuracy and timely submission to the
supervisors for review.
·        
Act as the WV focal point and representative of
WFP during missions and at coordination meetings.
·        
Follow up and liaison with Food Assistance
Manager to ensure that food pipeline issues are well addressed.
·        
Take part in project design, proposal writing,
budgeting process, and engaging various donors during the negotiation process.
·        
Facilitate capacity building of the food team to
meet established standards through on-the-job training, workshops, mentoring
and other appropriate methods.
·        
Keenly review districts CTS/weekly/monthly/
quarterly reports and ensure they are submitted in a timely manner.
·        
Liaise and meet with donors and other food
programming stakeholders for the purposes of networking, information sharing
and nurturing partnerships.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the World Vision Food
Assistance Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or
equivalent
·        
A minimum of two years’ experience in a related
field preferably in commodity programming and logistics.
·        
Previous experience and thorough working
knowledge of food aid legislations and regulations of major donors such as
United States, WFP and The EU Commitment to capacity building and people
development.
·        
Possess strong leadership and management skills.
·        
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS
Office, and Lotus notes.
·        
Excellent presentation and report writing
skills.
·        
Ability to effectively develop rapport and
relate to donors, NGOs, and government stakeholders.
·        
Knowledge of humanitarian aid standards as well
as accountability standards.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 24th
October 2017
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