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Commodities Officer Job in Dadaab Kenya

World Concern, a Relief and Development Organization, wishes to recruit a qualified and competent person for the following position to be based in Dadaab.

Commodities Officer 

Contract (six months)

Overall objective:
 Manage all the tracking procedures in our voucher system to ensure all vouchers are accounted for and ensure adequate internal controls are put in place and that the donor standards for accountability are maintained.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design voucher implementation plans and ensure plans are monitored as per guidelines
  • Develop tools for use in analyzing reports to help in identifying gaps, trends and key issues and ensure that the Reports are accurate and reliable with the relevant supporting documentation.
  • Coordinate market assessments and analyze the feasibility of food vouchers in targeted regions/areas of Kenya/Somalia.
  • Draft monthly reports in addition to statistical data on the status of Vouchers.
  • Prepare periodic consumptions and projections of cash and voucher requirements/commitments.
  • Liaise with Finance department to ensure the partners payments are processed in time.
  • Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses in the program and provide feedback and solutions.
  • Conduct analysis of existing voucher transfer mechanisms so as to develop programme standards and financial control and oversight mechanisms
  • Conduct regular field travel to provide guidance to ongoing voucher programmes
  • Ensure adequate training is provided to the merchants to enhance effectiveness
  • Prepare distribution plans in coordination with the project partners and the merchants to ensure the timely delivery of the required commodities at each distribution site.
  • Complete lists of all program beneficiaries.
  • Verify with the merchants that distribution has been done as required.
  • Prepare the required monthly quarterly progress reports.
Qualification and Experience 
  • Diploma/ degree in social sciences; accounting or supply chain knowledge an advantage.
  • At least two years field experience in community development
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural context are essential.
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills; strong written and spoken English and Swahili. Somali language is desired but not mandatory.
  • Numeric skills.
  • Ability to function independently and take initiative in a constantly changing environment.
  • Tolerance for stress related to working and living in a cross-cultural, unstable, environment.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV to

Include your current phone contacts, email address and names of three referees.

Application process closes on Sunday 18th September, 2011.

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