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Senior Logistics Associate(Commodity Accounting) – Mogadisho 9 views

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue:    11th  January 2023                                 

Closing Date:       18th January 2023

Why Join WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilites

Under the direct supervision of the team leader of the inventory management team, the position will provide commodity accounting (CA) technical support and serve as the backstop of issues related to CA. The position will work with other team members to maintain accurate and timely commodity accounting inputs to the operation:
•    Maintain regular oversight for Commodity Accounting data quality and integrity, processes, and procedures implementation through correspondence and direct missions. Take corrective actions on systematic irregularities.
•    Lead the solution to medium and high complexity commodity accounting challenges and serve as the technical reference for the topic.
•    Ensure data captured in the system is accurate and liabilities and assets are accounted for at any given point in time.
•    Ensure that transactions are performed according to the standard business processes and corporate guidelines.
•    Ensure best use of new tools, material and guidance and provide prompt feedback to the RB/ HQ of any issues faced.
•    Ensure Physical Inventories are carried out on a monthly at each storage location, reconciled and captured in the system before the closure deadline, ensure full compliance of CO operations to IPSAS.
•    In close liaison with CO Programme, ensure quarterly and annual reconciliations between LESS and COMET are completed.
•    Provide input for the Annual Country Report and any other reporting cycle required.
•    Regularly visit sub offices and field locations to ensure standard set of documents are used, their flow to data-entry stations is timely and standard Commodity Accounting procedures are followed by all throughout the country with feedback to Head of Supply Chain.
•    Closely monitor sales of GCMF stock to the buying projects
•    Provide information on stocks and resources availability through dashboards and reports to the Management and other Units.
•    Build staff capacity on commodity management and the use of pipeline tools and provide guidance on the processes.
•    Contribute with other related areas as required.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Completion of secondary school education. An advanced diploma in logistics, supply chain management, business administration, economics, and social science or a related functional area is required. A degree in the related functional area is an added advantage

Experience: At least seven (7) years of relevant professional work experience, out of which at least three (3) years of work experience directly in Supply Chain with past experience in the use of ERP systems are a strong advantage

Language:  Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is required

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Efficiency and Time-Management
  • Good communication skills

Terms and Conditions

1Yr (Initial)

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 18th January 2023

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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