Fresher UN Assistant Storekeeper Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Assistant Storekeeper
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Gulu,
Position Grade: SC3
Reports to: Head of
Field Office
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 Assistant
Storekeeper will support 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
guidelines and standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support receipt/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.
  • The incumbent will prepare and verify
    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.
  • Support daily warehouse closing
    reconciliation and accurate inventory checks 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, and refer to the supervisor for appropriate action.
  • Support implementation of 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.
  • Keenly monitor condition of the
    warehouse and commodities and take appropriate actions to support
    efficient warehouse space-utilization and well-organized commodity storage
    following WFP warehouse standards.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Assistant Storekeeper job opportunity
    should hold a Diploma in Stores Management or Degree in Logistics
  • Previous experience in monitoring
    various aspects of logistics operations.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    supporting warehouse management.
  • Previous experience in supporting inventory
  • Previous experience in data entry and
    extracting routine reports.
  • Language: Fluency in English both written and
Personal Competencies:
  • Supply Chain Management and
    aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable
    teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current
  • Planning, Project &
    Resource Management:
    the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by
    collecting data from diverse sources.
  • 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:
    to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make
    informed operational decisions.
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to carry out day
    to day activities around warehouse and inventory management in a manner
    that complies with WFP’s operational warehouse procedures.
  • 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.
4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities (Purpose, People, Performance
and Partnership):
  • Understand
    and communicate the Strategic Objectives:
     Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives
    and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force
    for positive change:
    adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from
    supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of
    beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the
    mission inspiring to our team:
     Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which
    individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our
    mission visible in everyday actions:
     Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and
    is able to communicate this link to others.
  • People:
  • Look for ways
    to strengthen people’s skills:
     Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase
    self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental
  • Create an
    inclusive culture:
    in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of
    background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach
    & provide constructive feedback:
     Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence,
    and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I
    will”/”We will” spirit:
    in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging
  • Encourage
    innovation & creative solutions:
     Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and
    approaches in own work.
  • Focus on
    getting results:
    delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and
    without errors.
  • Make
    commitments and make good on commitments:
     Commits to upholding individual
    accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country
    or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about
    individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including
    in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
  • Connect and
    share across WFP units:
    to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and
    preferred working styles.
  • Build strong
    external partnerships:
    ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs
    of external partners.
  • Be
    politically agile & adaptable:
     Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal
    and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear
    about the value WFP brings to partnerships:
     Provides operational support on
    analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique
    value as a partner.
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: 18th January 2018
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