General Supply Assistant

  • Mid-level, Volunteer opportunity
  • Posted on 11 January 2021
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Closing on 10 February 2021
  • Current
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Job Description

About the role:

The General Supply Assistant stores, moves and delivers products and supplies around the ship, ensuring that documentation, labeling, and placement of items around the ship are accurate. Helping to unload containers and receive local supplies, the General Supply Assistant moves around the ship a lot in a physically demanding role.

What you’ll contribute:

  • Assist in maintaining a current inventory count and accurate usage reports of general supplies, taking regular physical stock inventories
  • Ensure all stock is appropriately labelled and tracked using the inventory management system
  • Report any pertinent information related to job challenges, issues, or improvements to the General Inventory Controller
  • Keep equipment and stores areas clean and in good order
  • Demonstrate and promote a proactive commitment to health & safety, well-being and the environment

For this role, you’ll need:

  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program
  • Previous experience with supply management beneficial
  • Good problem solving abilities with strong organisational and planning skills
  • Familiar with the use of a computer, databases, and email
  • Ability to lift 10 kg regularly, up to 25 kg occasionally, and work for prolonged periods of time standing

About the Organization

Mercy Ships began our mission to provide hope and healing to those in need in 1978. Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without. Together we are saving lives.

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