Senior Warehouse Assistant at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Senior Warehouse Assistant at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. , over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Senior Warehouse Assistant  (UNOPS contract for 6 months)

Job ID: 32524

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Hardship Level: E

Family Location Type: Non-Family

General Background

  • The issue of insurgency by The Boko Haram opposition started since 2009 and Maiduguri happened to be the epic center of the armed conflict. The armed conflict later spread to all the twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno State, East .
  • The conflict took an international dimension as it spread to the neighboring countries of Cameroun, Niger and , resulting in the displacement of millions of people across all four frontiers.
  • The Armed Opposition Group (AOG) has been killing people in both rural and urban Centers in their quest to form Islamic State in the North East Nigeria. Social services and amenities have been destroyed and now non-existent. Agricultural activities which used to be source of food security and livelihoods among the rural communities of the North East are no longer in existent.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Warehouse and Inventory Management:

  • Maintain documentations and online transactions related to warehousing and inventory management in coordination with partner (Stock/Bin Cards, Waybills, GRNs, MSRs, Weekly/Monthly reports, Reconciliation, Verification Reports, global insurance applications forms, etc.).
  • Circulates weekly and monthly updates of stock and pipeline reports with .
  • Prepare Waybill(s) and keep records of dispatch of all trucks to the field and other locations.
  • Prepare transport matrix for UNHCR trucks with Transport FA Holders in SO Maiduguri.
  • Review and analyse the monthly Truck (s) utilization report from the FA Holders.
  • Prepare Transport Request forms for CRIs other items from the Warehouse.
  • Coordinate CRIs movements to the camps locations by Transport FA Holders in Maiduguri operation.
  • Review security clearance information related to convoys for transport of relief items to conflict areas.
  • Focal point for regular trackers for shipments destined to Maiduguri airport, released stocks and partner requests.
  • Participate in periodical physical verifications of inventories and assets to meet mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Manage truck(s) requests in consultation with the Supply Officer.
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  • Assist Supply Associate to prepare RFP/ITB and RFQs when required.
  • Assist Supply Associate in preparation of procurement plans from budget holders at Sub Office Maiduguri when required.
  • Facilitates issuance of official letters to different departments for customs related formalities of imported operational shipments.

Asset/ Fleet Management:

  • Assist the Fleet Manager to create GS46 for the which involved in the road accidents.
  • Assist the Fleet Manager to create GS45 for disposal and retirement of Assets (Vehicles, Motorcycles and Generators) on MSRP.
  • Carry out Periodic Asset (other PPEs and STIs) verification exercises within Maiduguri refugee operational area.
  • Receive new assets (other assets and STIs and work on distribution plan with Programme/Admin).
  • Preparation and submission for signature of all Right of use Agreements (RoUA) and Transfer of Ownership (ToO) for all UNHCR assets under Partners.
  •  Assist the Fleet Manager to carry out Periodic Asset (Vehicles, Motorcycles and Generators) verification exercises within Maiduguri refugee operational area.
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  • Keep posting relevant Asset/transportation reports on common drive.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on Assets (other PPEs and STIs) management and transport management.

Monitoring and Progress Controls:

  • Manage the archiving system with proper labels while maintaining an accurate inventory through cycle/directed counting.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly warehouse report to be shared with the Supply Officer in Maiduguri or as may be directed.
  • Assist in developing Standard Operating Manual for the warehouse and ensure there is always a system in place to be followed.

Qualifications and Experience


  • 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1-year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.

Work Experience:

  • Knowledge of Business Administration, Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, International Commerce or other relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in warehousing in the humanitarian context with INGO/UN will be an advantage.
  • Good user of MS Office package (preferably Excel and ).

Position Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of English language is desirable.
  • Other UN warehousing or related is desired.
  • Clear knowledge of protection is required.
  • Incumbent should have good understanding of diversity and inclusion.
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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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  • A written test may be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment.
  • Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees)

Application Deadline  29th December 2021 at 11:59 pm

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