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General Food Distribution (GFD) Officer Vacancy at CARE International

Posted on 29/06/20 7:30 by Admin
location Borno
time Full Time
applications 0 Applications

CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: General Food Distribution (GFD) Officer

Location : Gwoza, Borno
Position Type: Fixed Term
Supervisor: FSN Assistant Project Manager

Job Summary

  • The Food Distribution Officer will be responsible of supervising, reporting, planning and organizing the processes of food distribution in the assigned LGAs

Responsibilities and Tasks
Job Responsibility 1:

  • Supervision and Management of Direct Report:
    • Assist the Assistant Program Manager to manage, train and develop the Distribution Agents and Distribution Assistants
    • Identify direct reports capacity development needs and in consultation with the Assistant Project Manager
    • Guide direct reports prepare performance plans and appraise them in consultation with Assistant Project Manager and HR staff.
  • % of Time:  15%

Job Responsibility #2:

  • Participate with Officers in developing action plans of food distribution and introduce proper alternatives and adjustments of processes in accordance with minimum requirements for food distribution.
  • Train, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.
  • Review, prepare, and submit daily reports as supplies and food delivered.
  • Manage crowd and ensure proper alignment of beneficiaries especially women and those of special needs
  • Ensure the existence of food distribution equipment’s
  • Ensure food items are stored in good conditions.
  • Supervise the daily flow of food commodities to programme participants.
  • Supervise the maintaining of sanitary and orderly warehouse and storage facilities.
  • Ensure that all equipment, food, and supplies are available for the assigned period/daily operation/s on the FDP Warehouse.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Officers.

% of Time:  60%

Job Responsibility #3:

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Sector Manager or her/his designate

% of Time:  5%

Problem Solving (Thinking Environment)
There are three levels of problem-solving:

  • What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis;
  • What has to be done is known, but how to do it is not defined. The incumbent must use interpolative skills to pick and choose the right strategy to address a given problem; and
  • Why things are done is known, but what has to be done and how to do it are not defined.
  • Situations are variable and the incumbent’s response will involve analysis, problem definition, development of alternatives, and making recommendations. She will face and address problems that are typically non-recurring.



  • University degree in related field.
  • Minimum 2 year of work experience.
  • Previous experience in food distribution Officer field is preferable.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Able to work outside of regular working hours as required, including evenings and weekends if required.


  • Patience, good personal organization, good communication and ability to work in teams, seriously, rigorously and personal accountability.
  • Initiative, flexibility and willing to learn.


  • Required: Minimum of 2 years’ experience

Technical Skills:

  • Required: Fluency in English and Hausa.
  • Desired: Fluency in Kanuri, Shuwa and other local languages.


  • Strong level of autonomy to provide independent follow through on processing issues and concerns
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Integrity
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong customer service focus and ability to work well with people from various backgrounds and cultures at all levels in organization.
  • Detailed and focused
  • Strong team player
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, operational, and coordinating abilities


  • Is the incumbent the PRIME (takes full and total responsibility); Contributory (provides support and contributes to the overall success); or ANCILLARY (provides support but contributes indirectly to the overall success.


  • General Accountability: What types of decisions can the jobholder make without prior approval? Are they Prime, Shared, Contributory or Ancillary to decisions made?
  • Shared: Does this position have complete autonomy in determining staffing of area of responsibility?  – NO

Financial Accountability:

  • Impact: What is the impact of financial decisions on the organization, department or work unit? Magnitude:  What is the size and importance of the area affected by the job – non-quantifiable, small, medium, or large?
  • Accountable for the quality, accuracy and reliability of the Administrative system and respect of procedures.
  • Accountable for the quality, accuracy and reliability of the accounting books.

Contacts/Key Relationship

  • Internal: HR &, Administrative staff, Finance Staff, Sub-office Team, Project and Program team and Sector Managers, SMT.
  • External: Vendors and service providers, Program participants, Donor and Partners

Working Conditions:

  • 100% in the Field.


  • By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:


  • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse.

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