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Project Assistsnat I - Food Assistance


Project Assistant I – Food Assistance

To provide continuous promotion of hygiene and sanitation standards through campaigns, meetings and community mobilization.

Major Responsibilities:

Support Project implementation for both food and cash/voucher transfers

  • Support the GIK/LMMS Project Officer with beneficiary SCOPE/LMMS registrations

  • In consultation with 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.

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

  • Prepare/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/ensure that distribution guidelines are followed during distribution; crowd control, registration/signing of beneficiary lists and during food distributions.

  • 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 GIK items

  • Support monthly stock taking

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: A minimum 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