International Rescue Committee Logistics Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya 2013

Job Title: Logistics Officer

Location: Nairobi (with 30% travel to Somalia)

Scope of work: The International Rescue Committee currently seeks Logistics Officer for its Somalia program, based in Nairobi.

The Logistics Officer will be responsible in ensuring that all the necessary logistics and procurement of the organization is effected in the program, in addition to the above the Logistics Officer is required to manage and support, the development and proper functioning of any project office deemed necessary to support the program and prepare all required reports and submit a monthly logistics report for all logistics activities to the Operations Manager.
The position holder must spend at least 30% of his/ her time inside Somalia supporting logistics team field sites.
Persons who are unable to commit to this are requested not to apply.
Key Responsibilities
  • Where necessary, to manage, or support, the development and proper functioning of any project office deemed necessary to support the program.
  • To assess potential projects as requested by the Operation Coordinator, Operation Coordinator, and other senior management staff.
  • To familiarize him/self with the IRC Logistics Manual and comply with the policies outlined in the IRC Logistics Manual.
  • Supports the staff in the logistics department in the handling of all procurement and other logistical works and documentations
  • Ensure the maintenance of the filing system for the procurement office per grant and helps to update the files as when necessary.
  • Provide relevant support for all the procurements in the Nairobi office for the Somalia Program for the field offices
  • Review all delivered goods or materials as per the approved contract or Purchase Order (PO) with all relevant documents (delivery notes) being filled appropriately.
  • Inform programs and other sectors timely about the delivery of goods and services at the appropriate site as stated on the initial PR document
  • Ensure that up-to-date files for price guide / catalogs / products technical information to be used by the office for Budgetary and ordering purposes are maintained.
  • Support the handling of the warehouse, transport issues and other administrative responsibilities that will be assigned to him/her
Required Competencies
  • Bachelor degree in Logistics or Business management and any other relevant field.
  • Knowledge of Somali language will be an added advantage.
  • Thorough method of working with ability to work under pressure to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously to successful conclusions;
  • Ability to live and work in a fairly isolated area and in conditions of limited comfort;
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel);
  • At least three year’s experience working as a Logistician or a related field
  • Previous NGO work, work in Africa, experience in repairing/maintaining vehicles, communications (Codan HF, VHF) is an added advantage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential. Knowledge of Somali a distinct advantage
How to Apply: Interested candidates can send their applications and CV to: with the subject line as Application for the position of Logistics Officer-Nairobi
Deadline for all applications: 20th February 2013
Persons who are unable to commit to frequent travels to Somalia are requested not to apply.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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