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

Job Title:    Storekeeper

Organization: United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Warehouse
Management Assistant/Associate

About WFP:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s
largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is
to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works
worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and
most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious
food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the
lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an
emergency, WFP uses food to United help communities rebuild their lives. On
average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80
countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field
presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to
food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s
most remote and fragile areas.

Job Summary:  The Storekeeper will handle receipt/dispatch
and verification of commodities to maximize quality of warehouse operations and
mitigate losses, and to support the best storage management practices in
compliance with WFP warehouse standards and established guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Provide overall supervision and training of
tally clerks and casual laborers.

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 both in LESS and paperwork.

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 analyze 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

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 World
Food Programme (WFP) Storekeeper job vacancy must hold a Degree in Stores
management, Procurement and Logistics management, Accounting, statistics,
Administration or any other related field.

A minimum of three years of working experience
in Storekeeping, Logistics management, Statistics, Administration, Accounting
or related field gained from a reputable institution.

Experience using logistics databases to extract
routine reports.

Experience in managing warehouses with food and

Experience in managing inventories.

Experience in processing invoices.

Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office
applications, database management applications, database development tools,
data analysis applications;

Excellent command of English is vital;


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 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
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 mitigation.

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.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the
link below


Deadline: 10th
September 2020

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