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Warehouse Officer
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: 851 USD
 Section/Unit: Programs
 Grade Level: Band: 6
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Um Dokhoun- 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 help coordinate activities related to warehouse maintenance and goods receipt, storage handling, monitoring, and dispatch in support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. You will help ensure goods entrusted to the organization by donors are maintained applying established standards and in compliance with CRS and donor regulations, and international and local supply chain accountability standards and requirements.


 Duties and responsibilities:

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate activities to ensure warehousing/storage facilities and all necessary equipment and supplies are secured and maintained in excellent physical condition and quantities for proper storage and safeguarding of goods. Conduct routine daily inspections and take immediate action to eliminate damages and deficiencies.
  • Coordinate with the logistics team to schedule the timely receipt, dispatch, and delivery of goods to extended distribution points and/or partners. Maintain up-to-date information on the status of the movement of relief goods.
  • Help coordinate receipt (offloading, checking and verifying quantities/weight and quality) and dispatch (packing, labeling, loading); and ensures verification, preparation, and maintenance of accurate, complete, and up-to-date documentation on all goods received and shipped.
  • Plan and supervise the work of casual laborers.
  • Oversee and assist storage and inspection of goods to ensure they are in excellent condition. Provide support in damage and/or loss handling and replenishment of goods to ensure adequate stock levels are maintained in accordance with program needs.
  • Support an efficient and reliable inventory stock control system for goods and warehouse materials/equipment and oversees maintenance of an up-to-date stock ledger. 
  • File and distribute documents as required and assist with the preparation of reports related to goods movements, damage, or loss, inventory stock control, and warehouse activities.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma required. Diploma in pharmacy preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in medical inventory or warehouse coordination, preferably with an international organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of inventory management and control principles.
  • Ability to manage manual workforce
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word). Experience with database management systems (e.g. MS Access) is a plus.


Required Languages – Working proficiency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic


Travel – This position is based in Um-Dukhun, Central Darfur, Sudan. Must be willing and able to travel up to 50 %. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Good 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

  • Training in Administration, Accounting, Procurement, General Stock Management, 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)


Internal: MOAFA II PM, Storekeepers, commodity accountant, Area Managers, MOAFA II 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


Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. 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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