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- Commodities Officer - Baidoa, Somalia PDF Print E-mail

Commodities Officer - Baidoa, Somalia

World Vision

Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

World Vision is a humanitarian, development, and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world.


Founded 65 years ago and now working in over 90 countries, World Vision implements disaster preparedness programmes and helps build resilient communities. Our Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs team acts to save lives and alleviate suffering of disaster-affected people by implementing sustainable programmes focused on meeting immediate and long-term needs.


Here’s where you come in:


As Commodities Officer - Baidoa, Somalia, you will manage and provide, technical and programmatic leadership and coordination to the food assistance and non-food commodity programming in one of the World Vision Somalia (WVS) field locations (Dolo, South Central) so as to ensure life savings, contribute to livelihoods, resilience and ensuring that resources entrusted to WV Somalia by the donors are within the standards established by World Vision International and the donors.


You will develop food aid proposals that are aligned with World Vision Somalia, FPMG and UN/Somalia Cluster strategies. Subsequently you will ensure that the Food assistance and commodities project team in the field location are adequately conversant of all programmatic elements of the different projects as it is implemented in the location.


Requirements include:


Degree in Engineering (Civil); Agriculture, Social Science.

At least 4 years relief field experience, and clear understanding of WFP or USAID; ECHO or DFID food Assistance/Relief support systems.

Knowledge of WFP Booking procedures and reporting processes.

Knowledge of humanitarian industry including SPHERE standards, Good Enough Guide, NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter.

Able to travel frequently within WV Somalia program areas (approx. 50%) and work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts.


Is this the job for you?


World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.


Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 30 Apr 2017. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Job posted on 7 April 2017.

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