Food Assistance Officer – Integrated Rapid Response Missions
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.
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 meet 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 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:
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, international development or a related field including grant management.
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 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 experience in the hostile environment and having attended security training (HEAT) will be added advantage.
Excellent computer skills, familiarity with MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Power Point would be an added advantage.
Work environment: Office-Based position with frequent visits to the fields.
Travel: 30% domestic/international travels is required.
On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.