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Warehouse Officer

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    • Organization: Catholic Relief Services
    • Job Title: Warehouse Officer
    • Location: Tigray
    • Grade: Junior
    • Occupational Groups:
      • Logistics
      • Procurement
      • Transport and Supply Chain
    • Closing Date: 2024-05-26

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. CRS has been working in Ethiopia for nearly 60 years, responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia’s most vulnerable communities. Moving beyond emergency response, CRS’ disaster mitigation and recovery projects in drought and flood-prone areas have rebuilt individual and community assets through non-food aid in the form of agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation assistance.

Job Title :  Warehouse Officer

Job grade :  VI

Required number : One

Department : Supply Chain

Employment Term : Definite Term, with possibility of extension

Reports To : Field/PDP manager

Country/Location : CRS Ethiopia/Mekelle

Deadline : May 26, 2024

Job Summary: 

You will coordinate activities related to warehouse management, Title II Commodities and goods receipt, storage handling, monitoring, and dispatch in support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. You will ensure commodities and goods entrusted to the organization by donors are maintained applying established standards and in compliance with CRS and donor regulations, and international and local supply chain accountability standards and requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate activities to ensure warehousing/storage facilities and all necessary equipment and supplies are secured and maintained in excellent physical condition and quantities for proper storage and safeguarding of commodities and goods. Conduct routine daily inspections of the commodities from sign of infestation and put in place monitoring system and take immediate action to eliminate damages/spoilage and deficiencies of goods and commodities.
  • Coordinate with the logistics team to schedule the timely receipt, dispatch, and delivery of goods to extended distribution points and/or partners. Maintain up-to-date information on the status of the movement of relief goods.
  • Help coordinate receipt (offloading, checking and verifying quantities/weight and quality) and dispatch (packing, labeling, loading); and, ensures verification, preparation, and maintenance of accurate, complete, and up-to-date documentation on all goods received and shipped.
  • Plan and supervise the work of casual laborers delivery surveyors and outsourced cleaners.
  • Oversee the warehouses and inspection of commodities and goods to ensure they are in excellent condition. Provide immediate report in damage and/or loss handling of replenishment of commodities and goods to ensure adequate stock levels are maintained in accordance with program needs to reduce pipeline break/shortfall.
  • Ensure an efficient and reliable inventory stock control system for food commodities, goods and warehouse materials/equipment and oversees maintenance of an up-to-date stock ledger.
  • File and distribute documents as required and assist with the preparation of reports related to commodities and goods movements, damage, or loss, inventory stock control, fumigation & spray record and warehouse activities

About You

Education and Experience

  • BA/BSC degree in related field of study with 4 years’ relevant experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of inventory management and control principles.
  • Ability to manage manual workforce
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word). Experience with database management systems (e.g. MS Access) is a plus.

Personal Skills

·      Good coordination, prioritization, and time management skills

·      Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics

·      Good communication and relationship management skills

·      Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language: – 


Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable): –


Key Working Relationships: 

Supervisory: Warehouse Keepers

Internal: PDP staff, Logistics Manager, LMIS officers and SCM manager,

External:  CRS partners, Transport and Survey companies


Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Personal Accountability – Consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.
  • Acts with Integrity – Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.
  • Builds and Maintains Trust – Shows consistency between words and actions.
  • Collaborates with Others – Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
  • Open to Learn – Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

 Agency Leadership Competencies:

  • Lead Change – Continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.
  • Develops and Recognizes Others – Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance.
  • Strategic Mindset – Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

If you are ready to take on this rewarding opportunity and make a difference in the lives of others, you may fill the application form through this link: and attach your up-to-date CV on / before the application deadline May 26, 2024. You will be contacted only if selected for written exam/interview. Phone solicitations will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

What we offer:

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. 

** Qualified women & persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply**

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Skills

  • Inventory management
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