Commodities Officer (Mudzi): World Vision International

Deadline: 27 September 2016

Purpose of the Position:

To ensure compliance to organizational standards in the management of food commodities from the point of receipt, storage, dispatch, distribution, monitoring, documentation, accounting and reporting. In addition the incumbent will be charged with the responsibility of capacity building and coordinating relevant training for department staff.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:
Ensure that the laid down food aid standards are adhered to according to the World Vision Partnership and donor requirements; Conducting field visits and working closely with Commodities personnel, District supervisors, staff and Programme Coordinator to ensure compliance to standards; Provide support in terms of warehousing procedures, reporting and accountability as well as other programming issues; Develop and revise standard forms and manuals to be used in the implementation of the various food aid initiatives; Identifying any training gaps and coordinating the holding of capacity building workshops to bridge the gap; Provide on-job training to staff based on findings; Prepare the programmes for the internal and external commodities and relief audits; Ensure that the programmes pass all audits with minimum risk as well as making follow-ups on the issues that would have been raised.

Knowledge and Skills:
Extensive exposure to food aid programs (minimum 2 years); Degree in Social Science and post graduate diploma; Knowledge of the Sphere standards, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAPI) and other international humanitarian standards; Knowledge of Commodities standards, as defined and set out by FPMG; Knowledge of commodities & logistics operations, preferably within WV context, specifically those that relate to food distributions, warehousing, reporting, tracking, monitoring etc; Knowledge of different capacity building initiatives; A valid driver’s license is required as 65% of the time is to be spent in the field; Knowledge of Excel spreadsheet, or Word program, fax and e-mail; Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts, and government agencies; Must be willing to travel and a flexible approach to living conditions; Fluency in English is essential.

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