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ECHO Administrative / Logistics Assistant Job in Kenya

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) seeks to recruit

Administrative / Logistics Assistant

To complement its national staff team in the Regional Support Office based in Nairobi

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), is the European Commission Department responsible for financing humanitarian assistance. ECHO finances a range of partners, which include NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross Movement, to provide assistance to people affected by both natural and manmade disaster.


Duties & Responsibilities

The Administrative & Logistics Assistant will be based in Nairobi and will assist the ECHO Technical Assistant to provide quality technical and administrative duties with responsibility for planning and executing all necessary office logistics and administrative functions and assuring fulfillment of the needs for transportation, office supplies as well as logistics / administrative support to the international personnel working in ECHO-RSO Nairobi.

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum Diploma in Business Administration, Purchasing and supplies, Logistics or related field or/and
  • A minimum of five years working experience in logistics & administration.
  • In case of failure providing the diploma a working experience of 7 (seven) years in the same area can prevail.
  • Experience in procurement, inventory and fleet management is requested (amongst other logistic fields).
  • Understanding of construction and house maintenance works is an advantage.
  • Previous working experience with an International Organisation/NGO is highly desirable.
Required Skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English are required. French is an advantage.
  • Personal initiative; ability to work both independently and in a team, with ability to set priorities, and to work to tight deadlines.
  • Good negotiation and coordination skills.
  • Creativity and good analytical skills.
  • Commitment, determination, reliability and a high degree of personal integrity.
  • Ability to analyse and process information.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely convey information to others.
Applications which do not meet minimum requirements will be automatically rejected.

If you meet the above requirements a prerequisite is to fill the standard CV template available on the following link
http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/kenya/about_us/vacancies/index_en.htm – A Standard CV Template ECHO).

Also apply in writing with CV, copies of the work certificates of previous employments, a recent passport photograph and daytime telephone contact to

The Regional Administrative Coordinator,
Position: Administrative & Logistics Assistant
European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO),
P.O. Box 49991- 00100,
Nairobi

Latest by noon 01/04/2011 in a sealed envelope indicating the position applied for on the envelope: Admin/Log Assistant Nairobi.

Candidates who have not been contacted by 31/05/2011 should consider that they have not been selected.

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