ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Based in Lusaka Zambia, the job holder will report to the Logistics Associate or the designate. Job holders are exposed to all phases of the warehouse operations and work with minimum supervision. They may provide supervision and on-the-job training to other warehouse staff.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Purchasing and Suppy, Warehousing Management
Language: Fluency (level C) in the English language

JOB PURPOSE

To handle 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 standards and established guidelines.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Conduct daily warehouse closing reconciliation and accurate inventory checks supporting internal control systems in compliance with the warehouse management requirements.
  4. 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 missing quantity and prepare warehouse loss reports recommending appropriate solutions, to enable informed decision-making.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Provide guidance and on-the-job training to warehouse staff to contribute to their development and high performance.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Experience using logistics databases to extract routine reports.
  • Experience in managing warehouses with food and NFIs.
  • Experience in managing inventories.
  • Experience in processing invoices.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

28th March 2018

This position is open to Zambian Nationals only!

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.

How To Apply:

Apply through our website using the link below.

https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=C0000168410P&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_GB&career_job_req_id=78344

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EMPLOYMENT OFFERED - LOGISTICS ASSISTANT

BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the BBC. We are currently looking to recruit a Logistics Assistant. Please note that the position is Lusaka based but will involve extensive travel within Zambia therefore a valid driving license is essential.

A minimum of 3 years working as a driver in a reputable organization. The position will include substantial logistics work and travel. The candidate must have a proven track record of performing logistics work including general procurement and organizing activities such as workshops and similar events. The Logistics Assistant will also be responsible for fleet management and ensuring that services, log books, vehicle tax, insurance, fuel analysis register and safety equipment are maintained and up to date. Candidates with mechanical skills will be preferred.

 Applicants should send a motivational letter and CV in one document which clearly states the applicant's name and the position being applied for in the subject line to Recruitment@zm.bbcmediaaction.org by 18th of August, 2017.

Only email applications will be accepted. Interviews scheduled for end August and start date in September 2017.

 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

How To Apply:

Recruitment@zm.bbcmediaaction.org

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