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Warehouse Manager
Catholic Relief Services

We work with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care.


 Gross Salary: 1,611 USD
 Section/Unit: Programs
 Grade Level: Grade: 8
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Zalingei - Central Darfur
 Closing Date: 22 July 2021


About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. 


Job Summary:  

You will manage all activities related to warehouse delivery/handling, receipt, stacking, storage, and dispatch of goods in support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. You will ensure that goods donors entrust to the organization are physically safeguarded and remain healthy and intact in the warehouse(s) and are properly accounted for in compliance with CRS and donor regulations and international and local supply chain standards and requirements.


 Duties and responsibilities:

Roles and Key Responsibilities:  

  • Manage warehousing/storage facilities and all necessary equipment and medical supplies, ensuring they are secured and maintained in excellent physical condition and quantities consistent with established security, safety, care, and health requirements for storage and safeguarding. Ensure optimal space and resources utilization.
  • Work in close collaboration and coordination with the Logistics Manager, and service providers to efficiently and effectively plan for and implement goods receipt, storage, and dispatch per delivery schedules.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise project staff (warehouse officer and storekeepers). Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports. Monitor and assess performance to ensure adequate capacity for successful support of high-quality programming. 
  • Coordinate and supervise inbound and outbound medical goods handling and inspect and verify goods receipts and dispatches against waybills to accurately account for quantities, shortages, damages, losses, or unfit goods.
  • Implement inventory control systems for proper goods handling and accounting. Conduct cycle counts for inventory accuracy and perform regular inspections to minimize risk. Support complete physical inventories as needed. 
  • Ensure the maintenance of up-to-date warehouse records (stock ledger, bin cards, loss status reports, waybills, etc.) and filing systems for monitoring, control and reference. Coordinate and oversee data recording in relevant systems. Prepare accurate and timely reports related to inventory, stock control, and warehouse activities.  
  • Support monitoring of expired drugs every month and provide feedback to the field.
  • Provide trainings on medical warehouse management and rational drug use to project staff and Ministry of Health (MoH) seconded staff in CRS supported health facilities.



 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree of Pharmacy    
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in medical inventory or warehouse management with progressive responsibility and preferably with an international organization. Preference for at least two years experience in handling and distribution of medical supplies and products Knowledge and understanding of inventory management and control principles.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment, including training experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word). Experience with database management systems (e.g., MS Access) is a plus.


Required Languages – fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic. Local Language skills are advantage


Travel – This position is based in Zalingei, Central Darfur, Sudan. Must be willing and able to travel up to 50% outside duty station.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Strong planning, coordination, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Good communication and relationship management skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification in supply chain, accounting or finance preferred.


Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff) 

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.  

  • Integrity  
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation 
  • Builds Relationships  
  • Develops Talent 
  • Strategic Mindset 
  • Accountability & Stewardship 


Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none)


Key Working Relationships: 

Internal: Moafa II PM, warehouse officer and storekeepers, Area Managers, commodity accountant, Moafa project managers and project officers,  staff and coordinate with logistics for timely transportation and distribution

External: Ministry of Health (MoH) and MoH seconded staff in health facilities; WHO; UNICEF; and WFP


We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. 


Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. 


CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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