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Mobile Food Assistance Officer - Upper Nile

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To lead and coordinate registration and distribution of food to conflict affected population/food insecure population in different areas/locations within South Sudan.

The person should be ready to work in very remote and insecure locations of South Sudan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To provide leadership in the food assistance programme in the hard to reach areas within Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity States through a mobile system.

  • Plan and coordinate food/cash distribution activities in the location assigned by developing the operational plan and ensure its implementation and effectiveness.

  • Plan and coordinate the preparation of dropping zone (ready to receive food through air drops). Ensure safe reception of the food. , Safeguard proper stacking of the food items, and, cover them with tarpaulins to minimize damage/losses.

  • Manage food/cash program staff under his/her portfolio with support from Commodities Manager/Food Assistance Manager, and represent World Vision in any meetings related to food program as necessary.

  • Ensure all forms and accounting requirement is in place for warehouse management and distribution as per Food Resources Manual/ Donors and or meets the audit standards.

  • All forms and reports should be filed systematically for easy retrieval.

  • Ensure humanitarian accountability system is in place, including functioning Community Help Desk and Food Assistance Committee at the field level.

  • To consolidate all food assistance reports, ensure its accuracy and timely submission to the supervisors for review.

  • Serve as as WV focal point and leader for WFP and other donor during operation and at the coordination meetings.

  • To lead the capacity building initiatives for the relevant staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Extensive exposure to food aid programs (minimum 3 years).

  • Knowledge of the Sphere standards, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAP) and other international humanitarian standards.

  • Knowledge and experience of ensuring Commodities standards, Cash Based Program standards and coordination and management of Food For Assets as defined and set out by Food Programme Management Group (FPMG).

  • Knowledge of commodities & logistics operations, preferably within WV context, specifically those that relate to food distributions, warehousing, reporting, tracking, monitoring etc.

  • Knowledge of different capacity building initiatives.

  • Knowledge of Excel spreadsheet and Word programs.

  • Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts, and government agencies.

  • Must be willing to travel and a flexible approach to living conditions.

  • Fluency in English is essential.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: This position will be roving.

  • Travel: 30% domestic/international travels is required.

  • On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.