Food Distribution Assistant At Plan International - Humanitarian Jobs

Food Distribution Assistant At Plan International


Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War. Langdon-Davies conceived the idea of a personal relationship between a child and a sponsor – a model that puts the child at the centre, and remains the core of what we do. Today, Plan International is a global organisation that is active in over 70 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. Who We Are We work with communities around the world to end the cycle of poverty for children. We work with communities around the world to end the cycle of poverty for children. Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is a nearly $800 million organization often ranked among the top 10 international development agencies by reputation, size and scope. We work side-by-side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children, developing solutions to ensure long-term sustainability. Our level of community engagement, long-term outlook and constant focus on the needs and priorities of children is unique among international development organizations. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs, to education projects and child protection initiatives. Community by community, Plan works to promise futures that are worthy of all children’s potential. Our Vision Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Our Mission Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of vulnerable children in developing countries by: Enabling children, their families and their communities to meet basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies; Fostering relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries; and Promoting the rights and interests of the world’s children.

  • Experience 2 years
  • Location Borno

Contract Duration: 3 Months

ROLE PURPOSE

The food distribution assistant is responsible to assist the distribution of food rations in compliance with Plan International Nigeria and UNWFP policies for an effective and smooth-running general food distribution program. The food distribution assistant will work under the direction of the food distribution officer and will collaborate closely with other project staff employees within the commodity department.

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE

The food distribution assistantis responsible assisting distribution of food commodities on the field according to the methodologies and guidelines provided by Plan International. Distribution assistant will be part of a distribution team responsible for ensuring a smooth and clear distribution process, from enrolment to disbursement. They are responsible for monitoring beneficiaries’ enrolment, verifying their identity card. During disbursement, they will be responsible for monitoring the process together with Community Mobilizers. This will include spot-checks on beneficiaries’ identification

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Arrange, organize attend to distributions and provide post distribution reports:
  • Organize and arrange distributions according to SOP defined by PLAN;
  • To distribute commodities to eligible beneficiaries strictly following verification process and methodology and standards defined by Plan;
  • Foresee crowd control, verification of beneficiary and receipt of entitled commodities by the beneficiary in exact amount as entitled in methodology;
  • To collect all data needed for reporting after distributions.
  • Submit accurate and detailed reports on distributions and assistance provided to beneficiary during distributions
  • Ensure that all commodities entrusted to Plan International arriving at food distribution point are properly accounted for.
  • Scrutinize all waybills for commodities arriving at the distribution points. Ensure that the commodities are of correct quantities and quality as manifested on the waybill. Immediately record all quantities delivered short (missing), quantities lost in transit and quantities damaged if any (In the field and FDP). All observations must be recorded immediately.
  • Commodities must carefully be counted during off-loading.
  • At the distribution points, commodities must be stacked in an organized manner, by commodity type to facilitate easy distribution.
  • Take active role in the registration and verification of beneficiaries to ensure that the process is fair
  • Organize and supervise general food distributions in the field and FDPs.
  • At the food distribution points, commodities must be properly stacked on plastic sheeting
  •  Ensure that the food distribution point is properly organized and secured with ropes and crowd control measures put in place to ensure smooth distribution and flow of beneficiaries.
  • Responsible to ensure that all necessary distribution equipment’s are available at the distributions point, including forms, ropes, banners, plastic sheets, measuring devices etc.
  • Supervise loading of food that is left over after distributions. Ensure that a waybill is prepared for food to be returned to the warehouse.
  • Prepare daily distribution point visit reports and Food Monitors report. This is a MUST
  • Ensure proper completion and safe return of all tally documents and beneficiary lists to the office for safe storage.
  • Ensure proper accounting of all quantities of commodities received and distributed at each distribution point.

Project Support

  • To support with distributions and data entry after distributions as required;
  • To support with surveying of beneficiaries and others when needed;
  • To support with data analysis and reporting when called upon;
  • To process data and information from field – in particular ensure quality, consistency, accuracy, truthfulness, comprehensiveness of all distribution data;
  • To support mass information awareness campaign to inform beneficiaries on distribution related information;
  • To support in preparation of the monthly/weekly work plan schedules;
  • To prepare all other report upon request by the project coordinator;
  • Provide with suggestions on improvement of the work process if needed.

Filing

  • To ensure that up-to-date files, beneficiary lists are maintained, both electronically and in paper form;
  • To perform accurate filing of all processed documents, monthly consolidated filing of key project documents in the office.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Bachelor is Degree, preferably in a discipline such as Human nutrition, Agriculture, international development, business administration, management and economics or any other discipline relevant to development.
  • Previous experience in a related position for at least 2 years, including managing general Food Distribution & Nutrition projects.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of PLAN’S aims, values and principles.
  • Applicants from Borno State are encouraged to apply

Desirable

  • Managing UNWFP-funded projects is preferable.
  • Experience in working “In-kind Distributions” projects is preferable.
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver PLAN’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on jobs.plan-international.org to apply

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