Female Internship Programme – Logistics (Port Operations) – Berbera

Job Information

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    Shift Morning
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    Posted On Nov 6 ,2019
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 2 years

Job Description

Female Internship Programme - Logistics (Port Operations), Berbera

Organization Background:

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every single day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates/students in Somalia. The programme will provide selected candidates/students with the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of WFP. This will promote better understanding of WFP Somalia’s mandate and programmes. Similarly, the programme will provide WFP with qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

WFP Somalia’s activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, safety nets, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. The intern will work with the Logistics team under the direct supervision of the Logistics Assistant and overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office.

This position is open to qualified female Somali nationals only and are highly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist in follow-up with various stakeholders during vessel discharge, bagging and dispatching to ensure smooth running of operations; • Assist in ensuring transporters have mobilized enough trucks to uplift cargo during discharging and loading vessels; • Assist in checking that stevedores and the agents responsible have mobilized enough labour force to handle the cargo; • Assist in inspecting the condition of commodities upon arrival and report any discrepancies as appropriate; • Assist in checking the required gear for handling discharge of commodities (cranes, bagging machines, weighing scales etc) are available and verify unit weight and packaging according to WFP standards; • Support in tracking the movement of containers from Port to the warehouse and ensure all shunting processes are met; • Maintain filling and reporting system of all containers arriving at the port and moved to warehouses; • Assist to file waybills and shipping documents secure file system and keep in orderly manner; • Assist to receive and cross-check stakeholders’ reports for correct data and submit to invoice team for processing; • Perform other related duties as required.

Learning Expectations:

Upon completion of the assignment, the intern will have:

• Understanding of international development and humanitarian principles including WFP’s operations, specifically in Somalia • Obtained skills in planning, coordination and partnering that include multiple internal and external stakeholders • Gained results-based skills required for international logistics, shipping, and port operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: The internship programme is open to candidates who meet one of the following criteria:

(i) Enrolled in an undergraduate programme (f.eg. a Bachelor’s degree) or a graduate programme (f.eg. a Master’s degree) at a recognized university, studying in the areas of logistics, transport, insurance, statistics, operations, or another related field.

Candidates must have completed at least two years of the programme and have attended classes in the past 12 months; OR

(ii) Recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme at a recognized university in the areas of logistics, transport, insurance, statistics, operations or another related field.

Knowledge & Skills: Knowledge (academic or practical) in any of the following areas is desirable: logistics, transport, insurance, and operations. Basic computer skills and use of Microsoft Office packages such as word and excel are essential. Basic computer skills and use of Microsoft Office packages such as word and excel are essential.

Language: Working knowledge of English and Somali is a requirement.

Terms and Conditions:

• Upon selection, a proof of enrolment stating that you are currently enrolled in a course of study and your expected date of graduation and if you have graduated, a certified copy of your degree. • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP. • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas and related costs.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are required to submit online applications through E-recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. WFP is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. The selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify. Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.