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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2021
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    COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale is an humanitarian, non confessional and independent organization that fights against all kinds of poverty to make the world a better place. Founded in 1965 by Vincenzo Barbieri (Italian "father" of international volunteering), COOPI is based in Milan and it has 20 local offices in the South of the World. It wo...
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    Tally Clerk

    Location: Kaga LGA, Borno

    Background (COOPI in Nigeria)

    • COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.
    • The COOPI Nigeria Field Office is located in Yobe State, in order to cover intervention LGAs in Yobe State and to provide direct assistance to the IDPs and their hosting communities, through a multi-sectorial programme covering Food Security, Social protection, Early Recovery and Livelihoods, Nutrition and Child Protection interventions
    • COOPI's capacity to respond to the humanitarian situation in the country is confirmed by its experience in providing humanitarian aid in more than 24 other Countries around the World, in over 50 years of operations.

    Overall Responsibilities

    • The GFD Tally Clerk will be responsible for the management of tracking and data management of distribution information of commodities and the management of commodity movements of WFP funded General Food Distribution (Unconditional Resource Transfer) Project in Geidam, Yobe state.
    • He will ensure adequacy of the warehouses and proper commodity handling and tracking.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks
    Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator and in collaboration with the Deputy Project Manager, the Project Manager and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, he will:

    • Report any issue to the Field Coordinator, Deputy Project Manager and Project Manager for follow up, including need for maintenance, cleaning, items (pallets, padlocks and so on).
    • Be responsible for the security of the store, by liaising regularly with the security Officer, Security Company hired for this: provide constant monitoring of their activities, ensure that they maintain their presence and they do not conduct any irregularities.
    • Always ensure the food safety of commodities by monitoring the expiry dates and the status of the packages.
    • He/She will account and maintain the records for all commodities received, stored and dispatched in compliance with COOPI and donor (WFP) guidelines.
    • The Warehouse Tally Clerk is responsible for documentation of commodity transactions in the warehouse, including receipt, storage and delivery of all food commodities. Receive the commodities from WFP, count them and ensure that all the details in the waybill correspond to what is actually received. Fill in the waybills and sign them.
    • Liaise with the distribution teams to ensure that the commodities are dispatched on time for the distributions, liaise with the transporter company in cooperation with the Logistics Assistant in the Base to mobilise them for the dispatched.
    • Always keep track of the commodities by counting them and by issuing waybills whenever there is a commodity movement.
    • Prepare daily stock reports to ensure that commodities are not lost.
    • Cooperate with the GFD Field Officer for regular reconciliation of commodities and for the preparation of accurate and reconciled monthly distribution reports.
    • Report any loss immediately to the Nutrition Officer and the Deputy Project Manager to ensure timely action.

    Management of Commodity Reception:

    • Ensure that all commodities arriving at the warehouse and leaving the warehouse are properly accounted for.
    • Conduct a thorough inspection of all trucks on arrival at the warehouse; ensure that trucks are properly covered with tarpaulins and there are no unauthorized commodities mixed with food;
    • Fill in the truck inspection reports before commencement of offloading; Scrutinize all waybills to ensure that the commodities are of correct quantities and quality as manifested on the waybill;
    • Supervise the offloading staff during the process of offloading commodities and make sure that it is properly undertaken. Ensure that commodities are carefully being inspected and counted during off-loading before being accepted in the warehouse;
    • Stack commodities according to type and shipment number;
    • Stack commodities on pallets and ensure a space of one metre between stacks and wall, stack and stack, stack and ceiling is maintained;
    • Report any shortages, damages or excess to the Storekeeper and reflect such differences in all copies of the delivery documents;
    • Fill in all stack cards immediately after completing stacking;
    • Fill in all forms (waybill, loading & offloading tally sheet and random weighting form) during and immediately after completing the offloading process. Record all quantities delivered short (missing), quantities lost in transit and quantities damaged, if any.

    Mitigation of Commodity Losses:

    • Use FIFO principle for each commodity. Commodities arriving first must be dispatched first except for reconstituted commodities.
    • Short weight and damaged bags are reconciled immediately.
    • Stack damaged bags separately
    • Record quantity of damaged units for each consignment
    • Repair bags as soon as possible.
    • Repack damaged bags in to new bags protected by plastic bag.
    • Reconstituted bag should be dispatched first.

    Warehouse Management:

    • Consistently and routinely clean the warehouse in order to safe keeping of food commodities.
    • Ensure warehouse compound is clean and free from debris, vegetation, rodent activity and has good drainage and lighting.
    • Ensure inside of the warehouse floors, walls and ceiling is clean at all times.
    • Ensure windows and ventilation in good repair and screen to prevent access.
    • Ensure placement of rodent’s baits and traps.
    • Ensure presence first aid and firefighting equipment in strategic locations in the warehouse.
    • Conduct routine inspection of warehouse to detect any infestations and inform the Storekeeper.

    Note: This ToR shall be inclusive of any other task specifically assigned by the direct supervisor for what concerns the implementation of the program activities.

    Requirements of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
    Minimum Requirements:

    • Degree / Diploma in Agricultural, Nutrition, Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies or related academic disciplines, with previous experience working in developmental and emergency projects

    Skills & Experience

    • Be professional, motivated, flexible and culturally sensitive
    • 6 months to 1 year in Distribution, Nutrition and FSL related work experience with an iNGO
    • Experience in In-kind food distribution activities from planning to execution, monitoring and reporting.
    • Have excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
    • Be excellent in communication skills and proficient in report writing
    • Be resident and familiar with the terrain in the Northeast Nigeria.
    • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
    • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word).
    • Knowledge and experience in using database specific software.
    • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
    • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams


    • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri).
    • Proficient in data collection and handling bulk registers of beneficiaries.
    • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.

    Method of Application


    • This ToR shall be inclusive of any other task specifically assigned by the Project Manager and direct supervisor for what concerns the implementation of the program activities.
    • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Interested and qualified? Go to COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale on to apply
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