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General Food Distribution Officer Vacancy Announcement

The Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service, Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens for the following vacant positions.

General Food Distribution Officer

Reporting to: Project Coordinator for Refugee Project

Main Responsibilities

  • Head of the General food distribution and alternative livelihoods sector
  • Provide support for the development, implementation and monitoring of the General Food distribution sector activities.
  • Supervise the GFD team and report on the general food distribution project activities.
  • Ensure accountability towards all stakeholders, transparency and good quality in the GFD sector
  • With the Project Coordinator and partners develop training programs and teaching materials
  • Liaison with relevant authorities and communities at field level
  • Develop M&E tools together with the Project Coordinator and Distribution Center Supervisors
  • Establish and maintain a credible complaints and feedback system at the food distribution centres
  • Assist the Distribution Center Supervisors and project staff in carrying out the daily activities,
  • Design the post distribution and baseline survey forms/tools and conduct/supervise the survey
  • Based on needs, design training contents and methodology according to the guidelines given by the PC
  • Ensure overall quality assurance and control of all project activities
  • To immediately notify LWF management any incidences of the breach of the LWF Code of Conduct, in food distribution
  • In liaison with the Project Coordinator ensure that financial, administration and logistic requirements of the project are arranged
  • Any other assignment as may be required/assigned by the PC
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Degree in Social sciences with focus/background on food security and supply / logistics and livelihoods or related area
  • Minimum 3 year experience in relevant field, preferably in a refugee setup
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multicultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information and write good reports
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 2 years of progressive experience in teaching in a secondary school offering the Kenyan Curriculum.
  • Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO or in a refugee camp will be an added advantage.
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. 

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 10/2/2012 addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer, 
LWF Kenya-Djibouti Programme,
P.O. Box 40870-00100 

or emailed to:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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