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South Sudan (Republic of): Commodity Accounting Manager

08.08.2013 · Posted in NGO / Non Profit Jobs

Organization: Save the Children
Country: South Sudan (Republic of)
Closing date: 20 Aug 2013

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

The role
The Jonglei Food Security Program (JFSP) is a 3-year USAID funded development program utilizing Title ll commodity to support livelihoods and food security in Jonglei State in South Sudan. The JFSP is being implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), as prime, and Save the Children ( SCI). The JFSP is operational in 8 of the 11 counties of Jonglei State and employs more than 200 staff in commodity, livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, food for assets (FFA) and operations. The JFSP is led and managed from the CRS Bor office by the Program & Operations Coordination Unit (POCU). This post is based in the POCU and reports to the CRS appointed Commodity Operations Manager technically to SCI DDPI for Jonglei State administratively.

The primary responsibility of this position is to manage the consortium’s reporting in relation to the custody of the Title II Food Commodities donated by USAID. S/he is responsible for the collection of quality data to enable for the preparation of consolidated JFSP: CSRs, RSRs, and DMCRs; and processing and reporting all loss claims against third parties. S/he is responsible for the maintenance of Master Shipping Ledger, updating of Foodlog at POCU and county level JFSP offices, and the preparation/review of payment r equests.

Qualifications and experience
Essential

* BA, BSc, or AA degree in one of the following: accounting and finance, logistics, economics, business management, or statistics.
* At least five (5) years of relevant work experience.
* Extensive experience in commodity accounting/reporting for large USAID Title ll programs.
* Solid knowledge and experience implementing US Government regulations (Handbook 9 Reg 211) as they relate to international food assistance and development programs
* Good knowledge of materials management polices procedures, principles and practices
* Good knowledge of accounting /warehouse management concepts, principles and practices
* Solid knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
* Good knowledge of Food Log or similar commodity accounting software’s desired.
* Demonstrable high level of competence in English, both written and spoken.
* Good team leadership skills and experience with staff capacity building at various educational and experience levels
* Strong analytical skills.
* Proven ability to develop and use complex spreadsheets.
* Strong presentation and training skills;
* Capacity to live and work effectively in remote and arduous field locations;
* Capacity to function effectively as a member of a multi-cultural and multi-organizational management team.

Desirable
* Previous experience in South Sudan
* Skills and experience in Food Commodity accounting.
* Knowledge of database management tools and data analysis tools.
* Knowledge of donor financial policies and guidelines
* Patience and a sense of humour

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, inc luding your salary expectations for this role.

How to apply:

Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to:
jobs.27941.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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