NRC Finance Officer, Logistics Officer, WASH Coordinator, Jobs in Kenya 2012

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine.

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab, Molo and Kakuma) and Ethiopia (Addis Abeba and Dolo Ado).

Finance Officer

REF No. NRC KKM/2012/003

Reporting to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Kakuma
Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in project budgets preparations
  • Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals whenever needed and present for approval
  • Prepare bank accounts and cashboxes reconciliations
  • Ensure sufficient cash in the bank and in cash boxes
  • Ensure timely payment of staff salaries, contractors and other expenditures
  • Verify supporting documents to ensure completeness before payments
  • Ensure proper and adequate filing system for financial documents
  • Conduct weekly cash counts with the Finance Assistant and month end cash counts with the Area Manager
  • Ensure accurate financial reporting from all the Implementing Partners
  • Prepare all necessary information for internal or external audits
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for submission to the NRC Nairobi Office
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of all financial and accounting files and transactions
  • Assign duties, supervise and appraise the Finance Assistant
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA level 2) or Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience in large organizations; experience working with a non-governmental organization will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems in donor funded work
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent computer skills with hands on experience on computerized accounting systems; Microsoft Excel and word processing packages.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in the English, both oral and written
Logistics Officer

REF No. NRC KKM/2012/002

Reporting to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Kakuma
Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the receiving, storage and dispatching of supplies and project materials to the respective camps
  • Ensure effective and efficient logistics support for daily Area operations including procurement and supplies
  • Participate in the tendering process including preparation of tender documents relating to construction materials and equipment
  • Prepare procurement plans in conjunction with relevant departments
  • Ensure that procurement status reports are up to date at all times and are shared appropriately
  • Oversee the warehouse operations to ensure stock security adherence to policies, process, procedure and guidelines
  • Ensure that all records including inventory lists of NRC items and equipment are updated and easily available to authorized users
  • Ensure that the periodic inventory reports are prepared as required internally by NRC and/or by donors
  • Ensure the functionality of NRC Kakuma fleet of vehicles and equipment to support program implementation
  • Ensure proper vehicle and other equipment utilization, maintenance, fuel consumption and monitoring and controlssystems as per NRC policies and procedures
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Degree or Higher Diploma, preferably in Logistics or Procurement, with basic accounting knowledge.
  • At least 4 years working experience in a busy Logistics department preferably with INGO or UN.
  • Understanding of various donors requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in the English, both oral and written
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent working knowledge in Microsoft Office.
WASH Coordinator

REF No. NRC KKM/2012/001

Reporting to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Kakuma
Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in the strategic planning and drafting proposals of WASH activities within NRC Somalia/Kenya Mission, including the community approaches and the budgets associated with them
  • Participate in planning for project implementation including technical activity, financial and procurement planning
  • Take charge of the field interpretation and adaptation of NRC’s WASH project strategy
  • Participate in development and design of new WASH projects in Kakuma
  • Supervise and coordinate WASH activities under NRC in all Kakuma Area field offices
  • Ensure that all project activities are in accordance with budgetary constraints and being implemented on schedule
  • Participate in tendering and bid analysis for contracts for service delivery and materials
  • Participate in Area WASH outputs delivery quality assurance and reports validation
  • Ensure documentation of project progress is ongoing and integrate sound M&E procedures in all aspects of each WASH project in the Area
  • Prepare periodic reports on the WASH project activities, including documentation for final handover and closure of projects in the Area
  • Represent NRC at relevant Kakuma Area WASH cluster or/and other coordination meetings
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or any other relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, at least 2 years in Humanitarian or urban informal settlement contexts
  • Training in hydrology, ground water development, pipeline design, emergency water supply and sanitation
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge in Microsoft Office.
Deadline for Applications: 27th April 2012

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
P O Box 21211-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Email Address: recruitment_nb@som.nrc.no

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.



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