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Field Officer Job in Mandera Kenya

VSF Suisse is an International NGO supporting humanitarian and development interventions in the region mainly in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia. 

VSF Suisse focus is to prevent and alleviate suffering, disease and hunger where the animal, and related issues, play an important role in improving people’s livelihoods.
VSF-Suisse seeks to fill the position of Field Officer which will be based in VSF Suisse Mandera office.

Field Officer

1 Post
The position will be tenable in Mandera County. 

Under the supervision of the Team Leader and in collaboration with other technical staff, the position holders will:
  • Collaborating with and assisting VSF Suisse staff with the organization of workshops, trainings and community dialogues
  • Develop monthly imprest requests for the duration of the project in collaboration with the Team Leader.
  • Review the imprest requests on a monthly basis: this consists on reporting expenses done on current month versus request and review of the next month imprest request if any changes are required
  • Carry out payments after approval is given from the Team Leader
  • Organizing the overall logistic support and ensure continuity of the logistic supply
  • Organizing the transport of the goods from the airstrip to the office and the storage of the field supplies.
  • Controlling the goods receipt according to the packing lists prepared by Nairobi. Notifying the Team Leader, Kenya Program Coordinator and the Regional Operations Manager of any problems arising (eg. missing items or excess items).
  • Recording the supplies arriving in the location, their utilization or issue and keeping monthly updated store records (Stock cards, Delivery Notes, Packing Lists, Waybills etc).
  • Provide logistic back up to staff operating in the field, report any problems to Team Leader
  • Keeping monthly updated inventory list of VSF-SUISSE permanent assets in the location. Get the Team Leader to check and sign the inventory lists.
  • Following VSF Suisse guidelines written in the Operations Manual and Administrative Guidelines and further ensuring that all donor requirements are made for his/ her action.
  • Support VSF Suisse staff in the implementation of the project
Qualifications, Experience & Skills required.
  • Diploma in Business Administration or Logistics and Procurement/Supplies.
  • Holders of Certificate in Animal Health and Production will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities
  • Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge and experience of working with agro-pastoral communities will be an added advantage 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV indicating their Email or telephone contacts, their current remuneration as well names & contacts of 3 referees to the HR Coordinator through the above postal address or email address. 

The last date of receiving applications shall be, 27th January 2013. 

Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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