“My name is Yunus Abubakar, an experienced humanitarian with a history of working in the non-profit organisation management industry. I have a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry and a High School Diploma in Data Processing. I’m skilled in Warehouse Management Systems, Microsoft Office, Food Service Sanitation and Logistics Management.”
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
I learned about Alison through a colleague. My first course on Alison was a Diploma in Supply Chain Management. The reason for me choosing the Diploma in Supply Chain Management was because, when I got the offer to work as a Tally Assistant for the United Nations World Food Programme, I didn’t have any knowledge of warehousing or supply chain management. These are the main areas you are dealing with and which you need to know about.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
Alison has given me opportunities that no other institutions would give me. Obtaining a Diploma in Supply Chain Management has helped me in understanding more about my profession and practicing the standard operating procedures. I now have a versatile knowhow of my specialised field as well as having learned the technical approach to so many things concerning supply chains.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
Most of the times, if I’ve been studying for hours, I tend to relax either by playing video games or going for a stroll around the vicinity.
Where are you working and what are you studying now?
I’m currently working with the United Nations World Food Programme as a Tally Assistant. As a Tally Assistant, I tally the receipt and the dispatch of commodities during internal operations. I implement and maintain accurate stacking, and assist in conducting physical inventory checks to support compliance with internal control procedures and systems. I also prepare accurate tally reports to ensure consistent and prompt accountability for commodity movement from, to and in the warehouse. I supervise the warehouse cleaning after loading and unloading and I manage and control all warehouse activity in the absence of the storekeeper and assistant storekeeper.
What’s next for you, in terms of education and work?
I’ll be giving more time to study and I’ll continue to learn more from this great institution. For now, I want to further my education in my area of specialisation: supply chains.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
I’ve referred more than 10 people to Alison. The reason why I refer people to Alison is because I find the courses of study so helpful to my field of work. Also it’s the only free online institution which offers more courses than one could think of.