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Project Assistant II- Commodities/FSL (Baidoa)



For Somalia Residents Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somalia Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somalia Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in Baidoa Office.

Project Assistant II (Food Security & Livelihoods)

Purpose of the Position

The incumbent will ensure community mobilization and information sharing on project information; participate in beneficiary identification, verification, selection and registration in the project areas among other food security and livelihood roles.

Major Responsibilities:

Support Project implementation for both food and cash/voucher transfers:

  • Support the GIK/Commodities team with beneficiary registrations

  • In consultation with the project officer organize and draw work plans

  • Be involved in community mobilization, targeting and monitor movement and distribution of project & Cash For Work (CFW) activities/wet feeding.

  • Support all voucher/cash distributions under the FFA or other cash transfer models within Food Assistance.

  • Safe handling and custody of all equipment; SCOPE/LMMS machines and CTS computers.

  • Filing of key commodity reports and records as directed by Supervisor.

Filing and Monthly Reporting

  • Review all attendance lists and food/cash allocations monthly and ensure all required forms are reviewed, approved and on file.

  • Review of beneficiary distribution lists from the field for correctness and ensure all necessary forms are attached.

  • Support Partners in documentation, records and filling of registers


  • Support Partners to ensure that distribution guidelines are followed during distribution

  • Ensure that key messages are shared with beneficiaries, the right food rations/cash is distributed

  • Weekly On site monitoring and reporting on the progress of VFW/FFA activities, progress and challenges.

Other duties allocated by the Supervisor in the department which may include:

  • Generate distribution plans as may be required for Food or GIK requests and follow up all the necessary approvals.

  • Support distribution of Food, NFI and Gifts In Kind items

  • Support monthly stock taking

  • Any other as may be assigned by your Supervisor/Manager.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must adhere to set security standards

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational level required: Diploma in Community development / Developmental studies / Business Administration / Economics / Information technology or any other related field.

  • Must demonstrate training in Commodities management, logistics handling and accountability.

  • Ability to conduct document review and reconcile commodity reports.

  • Ability to use food data bases and commodities managements.

  • Very good communication and writing skills.

  • Past experience working with in stores/logistics would be an added advantage.

  • Very organized and good at filing systems.

  • Experience in similar position preferred.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • On call: Yes