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Job Summary
Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Herat (Afghanistan)
Closing Date: 21 Dec 2019


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is well known for its ability to deliver food assistance rapidly to people in need. To continue responding effectively to challenging contexts while also contributing to longer-term efforts to end hunger, WFP’s Strategic Plan focuses on better understanding of national food and nutrition security challenges and reshaping its engagement through support to national safety nets and social protection systems, to help host governments with their hunger-fighting strategies.

In emergencies, WFP is often first on the scene, providing food assistance to the victims of war, civil conflict, drought, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, crop failures and natural disasters. When the emergency subsides, WFP helps communities rebuild shattered lives and livelihoods. WFP also works to strengthen the resilience of people and communities affected by protracted crises by applying a development lens in our humanitarian response. WFP development projects focus on nutrition, especially for mothers and children, addressing malnutrition from the earliest stages through programmes targeting the first 1,000 days from conception to a child’s second birthday, and later through school meals.


With a committed government, rich natural resources, and a young and diverse population, Afghanistan has the potential to make significant progress on the 2030 Agenda. However, a complex and protracted conflict, combined with challenges related to climate change, demographics, gender inequalities, underemployment, and transparency issues, has dramatically impeded its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 2 on Zero Hunger. The 2017 Afghanistan Zero Hunger Strategic Review (ZHSR) found that the country suffers from high, and in some cases rapidly rising, levels of food insecurity and undernutrition, and outlines a series of recommendations to address the problem.

WFP is well placed to help Afghanistan implement several of the key recommendations through their new Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022). The overarching goal of the WFP Afghanistan Country Strategic Plan (CSP) is to support the country to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 in a manner that also contributes, wherever possible, to the broader, longer-term transition to peace and development. With the CSP, WFP in Afghanistan clearly positions itself to work at the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. WFP, through the CSP, will move toward a more comprehensive, national-led framing of all strategic result areas. Mainstreaming the crosscutting issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment, protection, and accountability to affected populations, the CSP focuses on six, highly interrelated outcomes that span both SDG 2 and 17 (partnering for the goals).

In 2018, WFP in Afghanistan assisted 5,252,338 beneficiaries in 222 districts, through its programmes.


This position is based in Herat Field Office, under the overall guidance of the Head of Field Office and reports directly to the Senior Supply Chain Associate. The job holder is responsible for the completion of a range of routine supply chain activities focusing on loading/unloading, stacking and cleanliness of the warehouse based on WFP standard guidelines and protocols. S/he works under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support warehouse operation and management.


To tally commodities and assist in stacking and physical inventory activities to maximize accuracy and efficiency of commodity management.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Always attend the loading and unloading of WFP goods, identify the anomalies and report to the storekeeper, to support accurate and effective commodity management in the warehouse.
  • Implement and maintain accurate stacking, assist in conducting periodic physical inventory checks, and keep the stack cards updated, to support compliance with internal control procedures and standard inventory management.
  • Prepare accurate tally reports upon loading and unloading of goods in the warehouse to ensure consistent and prompt accountability for commodity movement to/from the warehouse.
  • Supervise the warehouse cleaning both regularly and after each loading/unloading, apply proper rodent control initiatives, look after the stock infestations, and promote hygiene and cleanliness in the food storages.
  • Look after the maintenance of WFP assets such as WiikHalls, Forklift, pallets, tarpaulins, empty bags, and other equipment and tools in the warehouse, ensuring proper reporting and documentation.
  • Work closely with the warehouse helpers in terms of maintenance of food storages, cleaning of storages and warehouse surrounding.
  • Attend the loading and unloading of goods at Herat Silo and at Milling companies as and when needed.
  • In absence of Tally Assistant, act as his/her backup and perform his/her duties.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education: Completion of secondary school education.

Language: Fluency (Level C) in both oral and written communication in English, Dari and/or Pashto.

  • Experience in conducting basic logistics activities (tallying).


Position Title: Tally Assistant

Number of Openings: 1 Position

Grade: Service Contract – Level 2 (SC2)

Contract: Service Contract (SC)

Duty Station/travel: Herat Field Office, with travel inside Afghanistan

Salary: Starting at USD 837.66 net per month

Medical Plan: International valid medical plan valid also for staff, spouse and dependents children under 18 years

Annual leave: 24 day per annum

WFP Work Envirionment

WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behaviour, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services and participation in decision making roles.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Tuesday, 03 December 2019


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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