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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2024-2026, FAO will continue to implement emergency and longer-term, resilience-building projects and programmes in the context of the UN Strategic Framework for Afghanistan (UNSFA) and the Humanitarian Needs and Response Plan.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR) in Afghanistan. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Supply Chain / Logistics Specialist. The Supply Chain / Logistics Specialist will be responsible for all day-to-day supervision, technical guidance, and the performance evaluation.

Technical Focus

Provide full support to the Regional Office on logistics and stock matters, ensuring that activities are implemented quickly and effectively.

Tasks and responsibilities

• Assist the Warehouse Assistant in taking delivery of all incoming materials and reconciling them with purchase orders.
• Assist Warehouse Assistants in receiving stationery, office supplies, IT and security equipment, and other general goods, resolving discrepancies in received orders.
• Identify damaged and cancelled items and return them to suppliers when necessary.
• Under the direct supervision of the Warehouse Assistant, store goods on designated shelves and bins.
• Pack goods, including stationery, office supplies, IT and security equipment, and other general goods as per the approved RO.
• Under the direct supervision of the Warehouse Assistant, arrange for pickup and delivery of goods following the Release Order (RO).
• Quickly escalate shortages or damages of products to the warehouse assistant and the country logistics team for resolution.
• Stack and store goods on pallets and standard stacks for easy countability and proper ventilation.
• Support the Warehouse Assistant in maintaining files for all inbound, outbound, and current stock transactions.
• Assist the Warehouse Assistant in identifying and tagging the expendable assets within the country office.
• Deliver office stationery, utilities, and any other minor shipment to Bus Stations/ Kabul Airport for regional offices or vice versa.
• Collect documents from the logistics country office for delivery to suppliers at the ICON main gate and vice versa.
• Ensure the warehouse is consistently clean and organized.
• Perform any other tasks as assigned by the country logistics unit.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

• High school qualification or equivalent.
• At least five (5) years of relevant experience
• Prior experience in retail, preferably in a management position, would be advantageous;
• Working knowledge (level C) of English and local languages (Pashto and/or Dari).
• National of Afghanistan.

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• Outstanding organizational and administrative skills.
• Ability to organize and coordinate work.
• Experience in managing workshops, meetings, travel, and other logistical matters;
• Ability to work harmoniously under pressure with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
• Previous work experience with the UN is considered a strong asset;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http\://www.whed.net/
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

HOW TO APPLY

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help or have queries, please create a one-time registration with FAO’s client support team for further assistance\: https\://fao.service-now.com/csp

FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

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