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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Vacancy Announcement

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


Job Title: Tally Assistant GS2

Grade : General Service Level 2

Type of contract: Fixed Term

Number of Post : 1

Duration: 12 months (extendable)

Duty Station: Maungdaw

Report to : Storekeeper

Date of Publication: 14 September 2022

Deadline of Application: 28 September 2022


This post is opened for Myanmar Nationals Only. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of Storekeeper and the overall supervision of Logistics Associate/Logistics Assistant in Maungdaw, Logistics Assistant (Tally) will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Supervise the loading, off-loading and stacking of the commodities, and assist the storekeeper to keep updated records on stack cards, and/or computer inventory lists.
  • Make appropriate remarks on the consignor’s documents and WFP tally sheets when differences are observed between consigned and received quantities.
  • To undertake and help for LESS data entry particularly while storekeeper is away and as per operational requirements.
  • Support other logistical tasks such as compiling daily reports, filling, documentations and providing data for STO/LTI creation etc.
  • Supervise cleaning exercise after loading and off-loading and reconstitution exercise as needed.
  • Check and control incoming goods both food and non-food commodities by such methods as physical counts, random weight checks, rejection of any spoiled commodity, reconditioning of underweight bags, etc. to ascertain that they meet the required specifications and to report anomalies (if any).
  • Prepare the delivery of goods upon request against official and approved documentation.

  • Participate in periodic physical inventory checks as assigned by the Assistant storekeeper.
  • Timely report and, in consultation with the storekeeper, undertake re-bagging/re-packing, reconstitution and segregation of damaged food.
  • Implement proper stacking according to commodity and Shipping Instruction (SI) numbers.
  • Prepare Dispatch tally sheets for commodities issued from the warehouse.
  • Distribute tally sheets to the users as per WFP guidelines.
  • Record all commodity receipts, issues, and disposals on stack cards.
  • Assist the storekeepers to supervise and train casual labor.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Education: Completion of middle school education.

Language: Good written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of local language is an asset.


  • Experience in conducting basic logistics activities (tallying).


The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. At WFP, we are driven and defined by our mission to fight world hunger, save lives, feed people’s dreams of a brighter future, reduce risk and help enable people, communities and countries meet their own food and nutrition needs. WFP goes anywhere it’s needed and does what it takes to get the job done. You will find our people at the heart of every major humanitarian intervention around the world, providing the essential life-saving foundation required for those furthest behind. Each year, we reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. Delivering our mission requires deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team. While the 16,000-people working for WFP reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we work, the vital importance of our shared mission underpins a remarkably close community of purpose.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is offering life-changing job opportunities you are unlikely to find in other organizations. Working at WFP will give you the opportunity to work beyond your expectations, to be enriched by truly meaningful work and deepen your professional expertise.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.