World Vision : Mobile Food Assistance Officer - Upper Nile

[ 23-11-2016 ]

Mobile Food Assistance Officer - Upper Nile

Reference : 5622-13N16021
Location : Africa - South Sudan
Town/City : Upper Nile
Application Deadline Date : 08-Dec-16
Category : Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs
Type : Fixed term, Full-time
International Role : Yes
Duration : 1-2 Years


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 program 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 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.


  • 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.

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