Warehouse Officer

Inventory and Stock, Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:

Job Description


Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls. 

In Ethiopia, Plan has more than 25 years of experience in implementing its programme. Currently PIE mainly operates in seven geographical areas; Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Addis Ababa City Administration on different projects funded by different donors including sponsorship.

Plan International Ethiopia's main purpose is to seek Gender Justice for Girls, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls, adolescent girls, and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIE will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly 2.1 million Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women over the period of the strategy 2020-2024 and to reach an additional 6.3 million beneficiaries through its interventions.

The position holder will be responsible to maintain a consistent and up-to-date supply administration in the Country Office, including stocks and fixed assets inventory. He/she records and tracks purchase requisitions and stock requests, their status and closure. The Supply Administrator also performs the Country Office stock administration (stationary, spare parts) and acts as storekeeper, observing min/max stock levels in consultation with the Logistics Manager and making requisitions for timely replenishment.

management scope, reporting lines, key relationships

Reports to: Ethiopia,   Supply Chain Coordinator

Direct Reports: No direct reports

Key Relationships

Internal: The job holder has a close internal work relationship with the following departments/units and/or functions: 

·         Logistics Manager and Procurement Officer for maximizing service delivery by the department

·         PA Logistics Coordinators for maximizing service delivery by the department

·         CO staff for maximizing service delivery

·         Other Logistics staff for maximizing service delivery

External: The job holder has a close external work relationship with the following

·         Vendors and suppliers for service delivery

Level of Contact With Childtren 

Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction

Physical Environment

The position is typical office environment

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Receiving Purchased and Donated Supplies (25%)

·         Ensure the materials delivered at the warehouse are the right quality and quantity and in line with our contracts and purchase orders before signing the delivery note and issuing the GRV.

Dispatching the Inventories and Fixed Assets to Different Projects (25%)

·         Ensure the request for supplies are authorized by the budget holder or the right delegate before issuing the waybill, dispatch note and stock issue voucher

Fixed Asset Management (20%)

·         Keep the asset register database regularly updated based on the information we from the GRV and the custodian

Regular Updating of the Stock Transaction (10%)

·         Update regularly the stock transaction on the bin card and the stock ledger

Assistance in Periodic Reporting (10%)

·         Provide assistance in periodic reporting on stock transaction and asset transfer and movement

Filing and Documentation (10%)

·         Keep document files of inbound and outbound logistics for reference and reporting

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

·         Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).

·         Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.

·         Ensure that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Leadership and BUSINESS management COMPETENCIES


·         Courageous in taking a lead, focused on Plan International's purpose and making the most effective contribution within my own work context.

·         Behave in line with our values and safeguarding practices, inside and outside work.

·         Challenge own attitudes, unconscious bias and behavior and speaks up when they see wrong doing, especially by those who use their power over others to create fear or abuse.

·         Understand and adhere to the policies, processes, practices and standards relevant to own work and keeps their knowledge and skills up to date.

·         Honest and efficient in use of resources, including own time.

·         Take responsibility for own performance and development: reflecting; seeking and listening to feedback; learning from mistakes; finding people or resources to help them learn.

·         Constructive and optimistic in facing setbacks, challenges and change, using own initiative to analyze issues and improve things.

·         Good team player, communicating effectively and being open and supportive towards those around them.


·         Understand relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan's purpose, values, and global strategy

·         Manage legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security

·         Manage activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management

Manage people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills

Job Requirements

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


Qualifications/Experience Essential:

·         Education at BA Degree level or equivalent study in fields such as Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, Economics and any other related field

·          3 (Three) years of relevant work experience in INGOs, involving in the supply management of both emergency and development programs.

Qualifications/Experience Desirable:

·         Experience in the supply management of both emergency and development programs

Knowledge and Skills Essential:

·         Knowledge of Warehouse Management  and asset management  

·         Communication Skills

·         Multi-tasks handling skills

·         Ability to be proactive and provide attention to detail

Languages Required

·         Fluency in English language is essential

·         Knowledge of local languages is a desirable









Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.


We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.


We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.


We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.


How to Apply

The closing date for the application is February 08, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link.


This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that: 

  • Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

More information about Plan International can be found on  http:// plan-international.org

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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