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Temporary Warehouse Assistant

Date Posted: Aug 07, 2019

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About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Position : Temporary Warehouse Assistant

Industry: Non-profit/International Development/Agriculture

Function: Logistics

Location: Zomba

Contract Duration: 3 months

Job Description and Role

The Temporary Warehouse Assistant in responsible for assisting the Logistics Officer with all daily warehouse operations during peak One Acre Fund delivery times.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Managing all warehouse activities regarding inputs receipts, storage, stacking, reconstitution and dispatches.
  • Ensuring that warehouse opening and closing register is being filled; proper custody of warehouse keys and padlocks.
  • Responsible for warehousing best practices including housekeeping, ventilation, palletisation, and stacking to ensure good quality of stored inputs.
  • Assist in ensuring that the warehouse has enough manpower (casual laborers) during peak periods; ensure that all casual laborers have proper identification; casual laborers register is being filled and signed at all times; and processing casual laborers payment.
  • Document all entries in the warehouse ledger concerning receipts, dispatches and returns, and quantity and condition of inputs.
  • Register and supervise casual laborers on daily activities of the warehouse.
  • Assist in preparation and submitting to the Logistics Officer all daily inputs movement, reports with attached Goods received note, Delivery note, and solar faults.
  • Immediately report to the Logistics Officer on any notable pilferage or rodents and proposed ways to control them.

Additional Delivery Responsibilities
  • Casual Supervision
  • Holds Warehouse Team accountable and trains them when necessary
  • Checks Stacks and Counts
  • Liaise with KK and perform weekly security checks of the warehouse

  1. Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain, Logistics or other relevant field preferred
  2. Broad knowledge of and experience in supply chain and warehouse management required.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft excel preferred
  4. Language Requirements:
  • Written and spoken fluency in Chichewa required
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English required

Additional Requirements
  • Must be able to spend long hours standing and walking and see clearly
  • Must be willing and able to travel within country periodically as requested by HQ
  • Must be willing to work long hours, six days a week, during Core Input Distribution
  • Mid-October through Mid-November
  • Demonstrates humility, leadership and ability to accept and apply feedback, task oriented with the ability to stay organized under pressure

How to apply

To apply, please submit your application and Resume/CV to:


under the subject line Temporary Warehouse Assistant.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: AUGUST 12, 2019

Skills Required

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