Commodity Officer - River Gee

Save the Children , Rivercess, Liberia
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Job Summary

Job Description

The role

Save the Children seeks a Commodity Officer for a USDA McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. The LEARN program is being implemented in four counties in Liberia: Grand Bassa, Grand Gedeh, River Cess and River Gee reaching 220 schools and 132,780 direct beneficiaries throughout the course of the project. Save the Children will carry out the LEARN program over a period of five years.

The Commodity Officer works with urban and rural communities at the grass root level to facilitate the delivery and appropriate use of commodities in school feeding program activities. This includes working in closely with school administrators, school-based Food Management Committee (FMC) members, cooks and school storekeepers to ensure food is successfully transported from the SC (sub-)warehouses to the school storerooms and properly managed and accounted for.

In addition to this, the Commodity Officer is a key link between the SC Warehouse/Commodity Management Teams and the school staff, FMC members and volunteers. The candidate works to ensure all local stakeholders fully understand their roles and responsibilities. S/he is accountable for monitoring schools' adherence to the program design, supporting the school to conform to school feeding best practices and giving direction as needed.


  • Minimum education, degree in business related qualification
  • Prior experience in humanitarian or international development programming with at least 2 years' field experience in school feeding or development food assistance distribution/commodity management
  • Understanding of transportation and distribution best-practices
  • Experience in community mobilization and group organizational skills
  • Ability to collect data and compile accurate reports documenting commodity handling and distribution details
  • Good communication skills with the rural community members, local and traditional leaders, good planning, reporting functions.
  • Understanding of basic risk management practices
  • Experience working in a remote areas
  • Excellent written and spoken English


  • Previous experience in WFP, USDA or USAID/FFP school feeding programmes
  • Understanding of basic supply chain principles
  • Competence in Microsoft Office

Contract length: Open Ended

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding Career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.