Assistant Storekeeper -Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


About the Danish Refugee Council
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization that provides assistance and promotes durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.

Danish Refugee Council is a humanitarian actor in Tanzania working in Nduta and Mtendeli camps. DRC work in the sectors of camp management, community services and shelter/ small infrastructure in those two locations. Starting in September 2016, DRC is working to support a local partner organization—Tanzania Water, Environment, and Sanitation (TWESA) with Camp Management capacity building in Nyarugusu camp.

TWESA is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization that works to relieve the suffering of disaster victims in emergencies and of poor communities in needy areas, through development and implementation of improved and protected water supply, environmental sanitation and hygiene.

TWESA focuses on sustainable and community-based solutions across Tanzania. In addition to their regular WASH services, TWESA provides additional emergency assistance in the refugee camps of Western Tanzania, including NFIs, food, shelter and reception. TWESA is the Camp Management Agency in Nyarugusu camp and will be partnering with DRC in this sector.

DRC and TWESA Partnership
DRC and TWESA will be working in partnership with DRC providing technical and operational capacity building in camp management to TWESA and with TWESA sharing their historical knowledge of the context in Western Tanzania and lessons learned in local Camp Management.

In order to fulfill TWESAs staffing needs, DRC and TWESA will jointly conduct hiring for the following positions for 10 Tanzanian nationals, based in Nyarugusu camp. DRC will cover the salary of these staff on the same salary scale as TWESA staff (in accordance with UNHCR salary scale). They will be seconded to TWESA and will receive the same training from DRC as all other TWESA staff. Seconded staff will report to and be directly supervised by TWESA management.

Position Details
Based in Nyarugusu Camp, The Assistant Storekeeper, under the direct management and supervision of a Logistic Support Officer, will be responsible for Supply Chain and Inventory Support to the field stores in Twesa’ Kasulu field office and in the camp.

Tasks and responsibilities of the position

• Ensure the timely and accurate update of inventory related to asset and property management tools, warehouse stock control and documentation; share the updates on regular basis with respective programs
• Ensure that all problems with the effective and centralized warehousing system have been reported to line manager in due time
• Ensure that the movements of TWESA assets are tracked and the necessary documentation has been issued prior to assest’s change of status
• Ensure that all Twesa’ and donor’ Supply Chain Policies and Procedures are followed and adhered to in every transaction undertaken in the stores
• Provides the updated stock records on a daily basis, both on the deliveries and stock cards
• Provides required reports and submits a monthly Supply Chain Warehouse Report to line manager
• Ensure a proper follow up of bin/stock cards, and ensure that the storage of goods meets donor’s requirements
• Ensure that all the warehouses under its direct supervision are well maintained and secured including Twesa’s and donor’s assets; ONLY authorised access to premises is under control
• Report to Security Officer and line manager on any security breach and problem encountered
• Recommend assets for disposal and ensure that the necessary paper work is prepared
• Ensure that all warehose procedures are followed by all staff and carry out periodic on-site coaching for its subordinates
• Ensure that all assets being allocated to individuals are signed off and properly documented
• Any other duties pertinent to ‘warehouse support activities’ assigned by supervisor
 Minimum secondary diploma in a relevant field;
 1-3 year relevant work experience;
 Previous experience working in a camp setting and with INGOs, would be an asset
 Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;
 Flexibility in working hours when needed;
 Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel);
 Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well, ability to engage with community members in an open manner, maintain confidentiality and respect;
 Ability to communicate and write reports in English;
 Language ability in Kiha, Kirundi and French considered an advantage.

Terms of Employment:
Salary and conditions in accordance with UNHCR Tanzania’s salary scale for IP National Staff (aligned with that of other TWESA staff). Conditions in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff in Tanzania and conditions of TWESA staff.

Duration of employment: 5 months with possible extension based on performance and funding availability.
Location: Nyarugusu camp, Tanzania

Application process
Interested candidates should submit their application including cover letter and updated CV in English addressed to the DRC Kibondo or Kasulu Office (Mwilamyia, Jitegemee road) or by email to OR to TWESA Kasulu Office or by email to TWESA email

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before the deadline, and interviews will be held as suitable candidates present themselves. Deadline for applications is 31 October 2016.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply irrespective of origin, gender or age.

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