Vacancy for a Store Keeper at Salient Humanitarian Organization (SHO)

Salient Humanitarian Organization (SHO) is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Store Keeper

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Location: Jere / Maiduguri, Borno State– North East Nigeria (100% field)
Employment Type: Full-time
Starting date: 1st January, 2021
Duration of contract: 12 months (Extendable)
Reporting to: Project Manager

Missions and Responsibilities

  • Collect waybills from the truck driver
  • Supervise the offloading of the commodities and stack in pallets in a uniform manner that facilitates counting, and leaving corridors to ease movement within the warehouse.
  • Check each offloaded item for damage.
  • Count the total items received.
  • Indicate on the waybill any shortage or excess.
  • Fill the log book containing the drivers’ information, items information, quantity received, shortage or excess.
  • Fill or update the stock and stack cards
  • Request from the driver to sign the log book and the waybill, acknowledging any comment on excess or loss.
  • Report any shortages, excess or damage items to the Project Manager immediately
  • Compile all primary and secondary waybills and hand to the M & E

Receiving of Damaged items:
On receipt of a damaged item:

  • The Storekeeper:
    • If it´s a sensible item ensure storage is separated from main warehouse.
    • Take pictures of the items
    • Send pictures and details immediately to program coordinator
    • Prepare a plan for sieving or destruction to propose to the Project Manager and await instructions.
  • The Tally Clerk


Dispatch to the Field:

  • Record the quantity in the log book and ensure the driver signs

The storekeeper assisted by the Tally clerk ensure:

  • All items should be stacked on clean pallets.
  • Stacks should not be too high, as they become unstable. Observe stability per item and do not permit risk of collapse or sliding.
  • Stacks should be at least 1 m from walls.
  • Stacks should be at least 0.5 m from the roof.
  • There should be at least 2 m between stacks.
  • Only commodities of the same kind should be stack together
  • The total quantity on each stack should be tacked on the stack in a visible manner. As much as possible, keep stacks with round figures to ease counting.
  • Store items in a way that facilitates the First in, First out (FIFO) rule. Do not keep all the first stock at the end of the warehouse without enough space for maneuver.
  • Count inventory every day and crosscheck with recorded data on incoming and outgoing commodities

The Store Keeper:

  • Calculate the total of each item to be sent to the field following entitlement per beneficiary or family, based on project specifications. Do not allow any project staff to request for approximate estimates. Any request is matched to a distribution plan that breaks down all necessary items.
  • Ensure the trucks are clean and in good condition and suitable for the commodities.
  • Send items following the First in First out rule (FIFO). This needs to be strictly enforced for consumables especially food. No item should be dispatched if one of the same kinds was received before and is still in the warehouse.

The Tally Clerk:

  • Pre-count the stacks involved tallying all the tack cards, and count each item being loaded. Count well to avoid excess or reduced items being send to the field.
  • Only one carton, packet, or bale should be open at a time.
  • Fill Waybills with the correct information and quantity of each item Any other tasks that maybe assigned by the supervisor

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management, or in a related field.
  • Experience in a humanitarian context, preferably in an emergency context;
  • Work experience of 2 years in a similar position
  • Experience working and / or collaborating on a PAM project would be an asset
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, in a tense secure environment and with limited means;
  • Good organizational skills and responsiveness;
  • Ability to develop methodological and training tools;
  • Strong analytical and proposal capacity;
  • Good writing skills;
  • Knowledge in analysis of the functioning of markets in rural and urban areas;
  • Strong skills in team and project management;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel (data and list processing, direct mail, knowledge of basic formulas), Word (Narrative reporting) and Microsoft Outlook
  • Critical mind
  • Sense of priorities and responsibilities, strong organizational capacity
  • Autonomous and sense of teamwork,
  • Sincere motivation for humanitarian engagement
  • Sense of diplomacy and negotiation


  • Knowledge of pidgin English mandatory
  • English: working language on the project
  • Knowledge of local languages would be an asset

Brief Conditions

  • Salient Humanitarian Organization (SHO) reserve right to transfer position as per need / project demand any time during the project. Position will be based in Bama.
  • Staff will responsible to manage for his / her own accommodation / food;
  • Travelling from home to duty station will be staff own responsibility but facilitation could be provided as per situation;
  • No TA / DA will be provided for the field work appointed to work for;
  • Salient reserve the right to close the application before deadline, if the required number of candidates is attained.
  • Candidates will be responsible for his / her own travel, accommodation and feeding during the recruitment process;
  • Other Terms & Condition will be part of Job Contract;


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should please submit their Application (Letter of Motivation and CV in a single PDF file) via e-mail to: indicating the “Job position as subject of the e-mail.
Send their hard copies to:
The HR,
Salient Humanitarian Organization,
Behind NTA Quarters, Off Damboa Road, Old GRA,
Maiduguri – Borno State.


  • Please clearly indicate the “Job position” on the envelope.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


Application Deadline  28th December, 2020.

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