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Warehouse Assistant
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 Salary: $800-$1000
 Section/Unit: Supply Chain
 Grade Level: 9A
 Supervisor: Warehouse Assistant
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 5 Months with possibility of extension.
 Closing Date: 09 April 2023


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.


Reporting to the Warehouse Officer, the Warehouse Assistant is an integral member of the Supply Chain Department, holds primary responsibility for inventory and warehouse management. The role holder will be responsible for implementing the IRC inventory policies with regard to all project items including cycle count, reporting discrepancies, pharmaceutical quality assurance as well as cold chain policies where applicable.

 Duties and responsibilities:

1- Materials Receiving and Dispatch

  • Receive and document materials from suppliers and other sources and update it on the system. 
  • Physical Inspect materials during receiving and update required documentation as well as the sys
  • Liaise with the SC Officer and Supply Chain manager to advise Programs of potential inventory shortages and to provide update on stock levels.
  • Organize a cold chain system and ensure “keep-cool” items are handled appropriately.
  • Inspect materials dispatched from the stores and update the system and appropriate dispatch documents. 
  • Implement GSC SOPs on inventory management.
  • Handle all Contribution in Kind (CIK) and Closed Grant Inventory
  • Organize the replenishment of stock items as need arises based on an approved purchase requisition.
  • Generate the inventory weekly report from the system.  

2- Warehouse Documentation

  • Update the inventory records on stock cards, bin cards and inventory management system regularly.
  • Implement standard warehouse documentation processes such as delivery Report, Waybills, Store Release, Bin Cards, and Stock Cards.
  • Maintain the Warehouse activity book recording (i.e., Warehouse Register) for all outgoing and incoming receipts and activities.
  • Ensure Warehouse Authorization Schedule is up to date and display.

3- Warehouse Controls

  • Participate in and provide accurate reports for Year-end counts exercise.
  • Fully participate in 20% inventory cycle count for all stock
  • Conduct internal inventory checks and keep records of all records 
  • Implement (FIFO, FEFO, LIFO) procedures for goods in the warehouse.
  • Ensure good arrangement of storage facilities with appropriate layout, and signs display in strategic locations as per system location mapping. 
  • Assign tasks and supervise the working of casual laborers.

4- Warehouse Safety and Security

  • Ensure physical security of the Warehouse by restricting visitors and any other unauthorized persons. 
  • Implement and ensure clear safety procedures.
  • Ensure the maintenance of warehouse building(s), fittings and equipment.
  • Ensure warehouse is regularly fumigated against pest, rats, rodents etc.,
  • Maintain and periodically service fire extinguishers.

5- Reporting 

  • Update and submit accurate inventory reports to supervisor on time as per donor regulations for Asset.
  • Support with developing and updating of warehouse material distribution plans as required.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education: College degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Pharmacy, Logistics, Business Administration, or related field 

Work Experience: 1-2 years of work experience in supply chain operations (Warehouse).

Prior experience of working in Logistics, Inventory or Warehouse Officer Position in a multi-cultural environment.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  •  Fluent English written and spoken. Knowledge of Arabic is added advantage.
  • Competent with using computers, especially Microsoft Office Word and Excel spreadsheets and Outlook.
  • General knowledge of supply chain procedures and tools
  • Good mathematical skills
  • Physically mobile, able to lift 30kg without strain.
  • Strong sense of personal integrity
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Team spirit and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Remains productive when under pressure
  • Demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach to work
  • Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds

Standard of Professional Conduct


IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others. 


Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity


We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

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