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7 Mar 2023

Zonal Coordinator – Jinka at World Vision Ethiopia

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Job Description

World Vision is the largest child-focused private charity in the world. Our 34,000+ staff members working in nearly 100 countries have united with our incredible supporters to impact the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty. Through World Vision every 60 seconds…a family gets water…a hungry child is fed…a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Major Responsibility

Lead and coordinate the implementation of JEOP food assistance support  activities and take all the necessary steps to make sure program implementation is in accordance with the objectives or purpose of the program;

  • Play overall the leading, directing and supervising role of JEOP staff under his supervision (East Bale and South Omo Zones);
  • Ensure the compilation and documentation of JEOP program activities through maintaining the donor  commodity report requirements;
  • Review relevant food transaction documents to check and provide feedback on practice of standard recording and documentation and reconciliation between different commodity transaction recording documents. In addition to that check and ensure if control procedures are adequate at each stage of JEOP food handling and distribution process to prevent corruption and misappropriation;
  • Provide technical support, guidance and capacity building on the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of JEOP program in two JEOP operational woredas based on the required reporting templets
  • Engage in standard and sound budget management practice for proper and timely implementation of  JEOP activities in two Zones;

Warehouse Management, Commodity Transportation and Food Distribution  Management

  • Ensure logistics and transportation process as per the donor requirements and plans carefully the delivery of commodities and ensures that they are delivered on time and at the right place;
  • Advise and provide direction for field team to make adequate preparations to receive commodities
  • Confirm availability of adequate warehouses in distribution sites and propose improvement areas;
  • Ensures that food commodity delivered is appropriate to the food consumption habit of the target community;
  • Checks that available warehouses meet acceptable compliance rate by the donor;
  • Ensures that standardized and healthy storage practices are implemented in all projects;
  • Ensure the regular distribution of food assistance; warehouse management, and monitor the distribution and submit monthly/quarterly/yearly reports to donor on the required format.
  • Follow the adherence of food distribution requirements that mentioned at pre-distribution phase, during distribution and post-distribution phases
  • Ensure all distribution of TSF food distribution as per the WV commodity management standard

Lead and maintain a smooth and productive relationship with local government partners at Woreda and Zonal level for effective implementation of JEOP program in two operational zones

  • Coordinate and foster relations with other World Vision Programs in the district as to ensure proper allocation and sharing of resources
  • Co-ordinate with other Relief and Development Agencies, Local Authorities and Government   stakeholder in the District in ensuring that food security intervention targeted to the appropriate target population.
  • Visit target communities on regular basis to get their perceptions and experience so as to assist in planning and development relevant community-oriented and sustainable programs
  • Closely work with donor, project participants and program leadership to improve and enhance Food Assistance operational quality through developing and implementing standard operating procedures;
  • Liaise with Local government and other government agent on issues related to implementation of food assistance in the Zone. Ensure good representation of World Vision in government coordination meetings

Finance/Budgeting Management

  • Maintain tight budgetary control over all program budgets and ensure compliance with the grant rules and regulations of a variety of donors (USAID, WFP and WVI standards).
  • Assist FRT in the creation of programmatic budgets, and recommend revision where necessary in coordination with the donor.
  • Create budgets and spending projections for the Commodity operations on monthly bases
  • Prepare district budgets, expenditure analysis resources (financial and material) and staff management produce regular and timely progress reports regarding all food programs

Commodity tracking (Reporting and Accountability)

  • Prepare monthly management reports, and well as monthly narrative reports for the district according to set standards and formats
  • Maintain a comprehensive commodity tracking systems so as to ensure that all commodities are properly distributed and accounted for World Vision Partnership and major donor standards
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of program finances, CPDR and progress status, review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that all commodity losses and claims procedures are in accordance with the World Vision Partnership and donor requirements;
  • Maintain inventory control on a monthly basis and ensure that the commodity book balances match with the actual stocks;
  • Identifying and formalizing intervention objectives in conjunction with other teams and departments (logistics, finance, human resources)

Monitoring and Compliance Activities

  • Lead and support monitoring and compliance team in planning and ensure execution of food resource monitoring and compliance plan for the improvements of operations of GFD of Different grant projects and compliance principles, standards and procedures;
  • Undertakes visit to all WV warehouses to evaluate commodity-handling, status of the stores, working methods, whether they are in line with the rules and regulations;
  • Lead Monitoring and Compliance TWG and participate in different concerned meeting through representing food resource program;
  • Ensures food assistance program activities are supervised, monitored in line with the donor guideline;
  • Work closely with the MEAL, food monitoring and nutrition team to ensure accountability mechanisms are in place and that feedback is incorporated into program design

Personnel Management and Team Leadership

  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection, supervision and training of commodities staff.
  • Ensure proper and adequate supervision of commodities staff for a smooth implementation of the projects.
  • Work on staff development plans through coaching, on job training and possible recommendation for support to other programs within the partnership.
  • Conduct performance appraisals, maintain employee files, create job descriptions, chair hiring panels, and maintain performance standards for all employees in commodities department


Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • MA/MSc or BA/BSc Degree in Food Science, Agric. Econ, Disaster Management, Rural Development and other relates fields

Required Professional Experience

  • 3-5 Years of extensive exposure to food aid programs (minimum 3 years) & knowledge of commodities & logistics operations, preferably within Food Assistance Operation, specifically those that relate to food distributions, warehousing, reporting, tracking, monitoring etc…

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and working  understanding on Emergency Food resource management;
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the team with similar scope of work;
  • Experience in food assistance programing, Grants/project management, Market assessment and Analysis, Cash transfer programing, performance management, project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing.
  • Good understanding of Humanitarian Accountability standards
  • Good knowledge of local context
  • INGO experience
  • Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment
  • Experience and knowledge of USAID funded emergency food assistance projects, Red Cross code of Conduct, SPHERE Standard and HAP

Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 31 March. 2023


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