Assistant Storekeeper SSA-3 (Special Service Agreement)
World Food Programme
Panama City, Panama
hace 4 días


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 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 United Nations Humanitarian Depot (UNHRD) based in Panama City, Panama is seeking for a talented Storekeeper for its office located at the Panama Pacifico Airport, Howard.


Education : Completion of secondary school education

Language : Spanish. Knowledge of English is desirable


To support receipt / dispatch and verification of commodities in order to maximise quality of warehouse operations and mitigate losses, and to support the best storage management practices in compliance with WFP warehouse guidelines and standards.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Support receipt / dispatch commodities including transhipment (truck to truck) against official approved documentation (e.

g. waybills and / or delivery notes) ensuring accuracy in physical count of commodities including the quality in compliance with the established standards.

2. Prepare and verify warehouse and transport documents, and maintain confidential files and accurate warehouse transaction records, to ensure immediate reporting on commodity movements in line with the corporate requirements.

3. Support daily warehouse closing reconciliation and accurate inventory checks in compliance with the warehouse management requirements.

4. Perform daily inspections and prepare reports on the quantity and quality of the commodities received / dispatched and handled, and refer to the supervisor for appropriate action.

5. Support implementation of appropriate measures to safeguard food and non-food commodities to ensure quality control using standard preventive measures in line with WFP established procedures and authorization received from the supervisor.

6. Monitor condition of the warehouse and commodities and take appropriate actions to support efficient warehouse space-utilization and well-organized commodity storage following WFP warehouse standards.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change : Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.
  • People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills : Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.
  • Create an inclusive culture : Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.
  • Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.
  • Focus on getting results : Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.
  • Be Decisive : Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.
  • Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units : Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
  • Build strong external partnerships : Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

    Post Title : Assistant Storekeeper

    Level : Equivalent to GS3

    Contract Type : Special Service Agreement (SSA)

    Duration : 2 months (Temporary job)

    Duty Station : UNHRD, WFP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Panama City, Panama, Howard

    Entry-on-duty : As soon as possible


    Qualified candidates who are interested in the above position are invited to submit their application, attaching a Resume or the UN Personal History Form, not later than 13 August 2020, COB.

    Additional information

    Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

    If you are a Panamanian citizen or resident with a permanent work permit and if you fulfil the requirements of the post, you are kindly encouraged to apply.

    Only short-listed qualified candidates will receive an acknowledgement.

    Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

    WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV / AIDS status.

    No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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