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Procurement Assistant and Radio Operator Jobs in Dadaab

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: Procurement Assistant

Reporting to:
 Logistics Officer

Duty Station:

Duration of Contract:
 ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:

  • In liaison with the Logistics Officer implement the procurement planned activities in line with NRC procurement policies and procedures.
  • Receive purchase requests and verify all the relevant details and documents
  • Develop a standard list of supplies for Dadaab and establish a database of quotes for various items
  • Where necessary send requisitions to the Nairobi office for the required purchases
  • Track all project materials requests, purchase orders and contracts
  • Receive all incoming supplies; inspect and verify for conformity to the order specifications and delivery notes
  • Register and maintain proper files of requisitions, quotations and purchase orders and other relevant documents.
  • Prepare documentation for bids committee meetings
  • Follow up with supplies and organize for delivery of materials and payment
  • Follow up on repairs of equipment and machines from the field and ensure timely delivery
  • Liaise with logistics assistant on the planned arrival of materials and equipment meant for warehousing and obtain the necessary documentation to facilitate payments to vendors
  • Prepare periodic procurement status report and share as appropriate
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Diploma in Logistics or Supply Chain Management
  • At least 3 years working experience in a busy Logistics department preferably with INGO or UN.
  • 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.
Position Vacant: Radio Operator

Reporting to:
 Safety and Security Officer

Duty Station:

Duration of Contract:
 ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Personally operate and attend to radio equipment in order to communicate with NRC vehicles and staff in the field, other NRC offices, implementing partners, other NGOs and the UN radio room in order to receive and transmit instructions and messages
  • Maintain clear and up to date station logs of messages transmitted and received through the radio
  • Monitor emergency frequencies in order to detect distress calls and respond by dispatching the information to the appropriate people in NRC management and elsewhere
  • Frequently monitor on the radio all vehicles and staff on field trips and record on the Road Tracking Sheet, while keeping the appropriate supervisors updated
  • Conduct periodic equipment inspections and routine tests in order to ensure that operations standards are always met
  • Coordinate radio-related aspects of locating and contacting staff that are missing or in distress
  • Send, receive, and interpret coded messages
  • Assist in receiving and personally searching visitors reliably and ensure that they are searched in compliance with NRC security procedures for checking visitors
  • Immediately report any potential threat to NRC staff, assets and facilities to the management
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Certificate in Security
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary level education
  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant field experience
  • Experience in radio communication and office reception
  • Be conversant with alarms, HF/VHF radio and other technology-based security systems.
  • Good investigative and reporting skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail, Proactive and reliable
Deadline for Applications: 11th December 2011

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
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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