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Logistics Assistant - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia/Kenya Job Vacancy in Nairobi

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia/Kenya is a two Country Program with four field offices in Dadaab (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Bossaso (Puntland) and Mogadishu (South Central).

NRC has been present in Somaliland since early 2004 and expanded to Puntland in 2006, Mogadishu and Dadaab in 2007. In a short time NRC established Education, Shelter/Sanitation, Distribution and Camp Management projects for IDPs, refugees and local population in Somalia and Kenya.

NRC also has a coordination office in Nairobi, Kenya that was established in 2006.

Position Vacant: 
Logistics Assistant
Reporting to: Logistics Officer
Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration of Contract: September 2010 to 31st December 2010 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Receive requisitions and source for competitive quotations for the purchases of goods related to stationary, camp/general supplies.
  • Facilitate the purchases of various supplies and services as instructed and ensure that they are of good quality.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods and services.
  • Receive all supplies delivered to the Nairobi office and ensure that supplies are received in good condition together with correct D/Notes, and Invoices.
  • Assist in preparation of documentation for bids committee meetings and maintaining proper files of requisitions, quotations and purchase orders
  • Organize for the dispatch of goods and equipment whenever required and ensure that packing list, waybills and export documentations are prepared. And ensure that shipping details are communicated promptly to receiver in writing.
  • Register all incoming Requisitions and update status report on procurement for inclusion and circulation in the weekly status report
  • Prepare periodic procurement/shipping updates and circulate to the field.
  • Responsible for updating asset inventory for NBI offices and guest/staff houses giving monthly reports to logistics Officer.
  • Manage the logistics stores, monitoring and recording all movements of materials.
  • Collect and compile monthly logistics reports and pass on to the logistics officer.(Car pool, inventory and satellite phone reports)
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Degree/Diploma in Logistics or Business Administration, or related Discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar position.
  • Previous NGO experience will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in the English, both oral and written
  • Goal oriented and has the ability to work under pressure.
Deadline for Applications: 20th August 2010

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
Chaka Place, 3rd Floor,
P O Box 21211-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Email Address:


Norwegian Refugee Council, Dadaab Field Office
P O Box 05, Dadaab

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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