Supply Chain Officer – Warehouse & Logistics

at International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 28, 2020
Category Procurement and Logistics
Currency UGX


Job Title: Supply Chain Officer - Warehouse & Logistics

Sector: Supply Chain

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Arua, Uganda

Job Description

Reporting to Supply Chain Manager, the Supply Chain Officer – Warehouse & Logistics is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all warehousing and inventory management functions for IRC’s office in West Nile. The position will also be responsible for the standardization of policies and good warehousing practices in Arua Field Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Understand, implement and / or maintain standard IRC inventory management policies and procedures.
Train warehouse staff as required.
Manage and document the receipt, handling, storage, release and reporting of goods through the IRC warehouse(s).
Advise the Supply Chain Manager of potential inventory shortages
Manage casual laborers in the warehouse.
Ensure the maintenance of warehouse building(s), fittings and equipment.
Implement and ensure clear safety procedures.
Implement and ensure clear loading / unloading procedures, correct stacking and turnover (FIFO) procedures.
Advise the Supply Chain Manager of warehouse-specific issues or improvements
Maintain the Warehouse activity book recording all outgoing and incoming receipts and activities.
Update as per IRC requirements, the Asset register, Asset inventory list and expendable store inventory list and produce monthly reports.
Goods reception and transport

Assist in receiving all supplies.
Keep an accurate and up-to-date record of the store contents and inward and outward movement of goods in the warehouse register or stock cards.
Responsible for arranging and overseeing the transportation of goods in accordance with IRC procedures.
Prioritize dispatch needs in conjunction with program.
Prioritize air road transport in coordination with the program department and field sites.
Where necessary organize or carry out the transportation of goods to the carrier premises for onward road shipment.
Supervise truck loading and documentation follow up.
Warehousing and Inventory

Monitor security of IRC’s storage and supplies.
Receive completed store’s request forms and prepare the goods for issuance.
Ensure goods, equipment are signed for received on the request form (office expendables) or waybill (all other items).
Prepare a monthly report for the expendables store outlining all stock movements and remaining balances.
On a monthly basis, work with the Supply Chain Manager to reconcile the Warehouse register in the Asset tracking sheet and equipment issuance forms.
Update the stock record cards regularly.


Physically mobile, able to lift 30kg without strain.
Competent in spoken and written English
Good mathematical skills.
Competent use of pc especially spreadsheets (format / sort / filter).
Strong collaborator and influencer with effective interpersonal and analytical skills who is able to work seamlessly across cultures and organizational units.
Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure.
Strong financial management and budgeting skills.
Excellent training and coaching ability.
Ability to work in remote field offices.
Strong sense of personal integrity.
Attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task.
Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.
Flexibility and adaptability

Experience Requirements

Minimum two years’ work experience in a warehouse supervisory capacity

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Logistics Management
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