Relief and Development for Vulnerable- RDV Vacancy Announcement

August 5, 2023

Job Overview

  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Position: Commodity Accountants
  • Location: Shabelle, Afder, Liban, Erer and Nogob, Somali 
  • Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Deadline: Aug 11, 2023

Job Description

Relief and Development for Vulnerable (RDV) is a non-governmental, non-profit making, non-political and non-religious Civil Society Organization (CSO), initiated by multidisciplinary pastoral background youth, committed to contribute to living condition of marginalized, vulnerable and fragile part of pastoral community.  RDV is registered under the Ethiopian civil society charity organization number 11/10/2016. RDV mission is to ensure that pastoral communities have sustainable livelihood, access to basic services, healthy and prosperous pastoral and agro pastoral societies in Somali region through provision of basic service, income generation and social empowerment, for all vulnerable groups (particularly women, children and disabled) living in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.

Somali region is highly vulnerable to climatic shocks and is one of the most drought-prone regions of Ethiopia, and the severe drought that began in late 2020 has continued into 2023 with the passing of five poor to failed rainy seasons. As per the recent Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) assessment, an estimated 2.2 million people are targeted for humanitarian response in drought-affected areas (composed of severely food insecure and moderately food insecure people depending on food assistance as the main food source. RDV has received funding from World Food Program and will implement a project named provision of life-saving general food and cash assistance to food insecure population and internally displaced persons in the Somali region to meet their basic food needs in cluster two target woredas namely East-Emay, Dhanan, Adadle,  Abakorow, Gode, Kalafo, Mustahil, Fefer, Berano, Elele, Elwayne,  Horashagah, Elkari, Hargelle, West-emay,  Raaso,  Gorabaqasa, Guradhamole, Lagahida and Salahad.

Job Purpose

Under the overall supervision of logistics officer, the commodity accountant will manage all receipts and dispatches of food commodity by program and allocation to various centers. He/she will ensure that commodity receipts and dispatches are accurately recorded and timely reported

Roles and responsibilities


ü  Handles and keeps records of all commodity allocations;

ü   Prepares dispatch notes with all the necessary information and pass it to the Warehouse keeper;

ü  Follow up on waybills, commodity transportation and distributions plans in close collaboration with program team.

ü  Handle commodity data entry and reporting 

ü   Keeps track of the returning of confirmed dispatch notes to ensure that commodities dispatched to centers have arrived to appropriate destination

ü  Regularly monitor commodity data and clean errors

ü  checks that monthly commodity reports by centers and programs are in order, receipts and dispatches during the month and balance at the end of the month are properly compiled; and reconcile the balance with monthly physical inventory.

ü  Prepare monthly quality reportsPerform any tasks assigned 

Job Requirements

Key qualifications

ü  Bachelor degree or diploma in commodity management, food science, transportation, supply chain management, or a similar field of study with relevant experience.

ü  Good knowledge of materials management polices procedures, principles and practices

ü   Good knowledge of accounting /warehouse management concepts, principles and practices

ü   Ability to supervise the compilation and recording of all transaction

ü  Fluent in Somali and English languages

ü  Previous experience with WFP in a similar role is an added advantage.

ü  Knowledge of the local context is an asset

ü   Ability to organize and coordinate truck used to transport commodities

ü   Ability to understand and execute oral and written instruction

ü   Solid communication skills to diverse teams

ü  Previous experience in logistics and commodity management

ü   Skill in the use of computer and software related to the job

How to Apply

·         Only Qualified  applicants are invited to submit their updated CV and cover letter stating the position to [email protected]with the subject line “Commodity accountant”before 5.00PM on 11th August 2023. 

·         Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis and the vacancy may be filled before this deadline. We encourage early applications. Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

·         Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

·         RDV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, Tribe, color, sex, age, origin or disability

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