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Supply Chain Officer - Procurement Job in Lodwar, Kenya

Supply Chain Officer - Procurement

Sector: Supply Chain          

Location: Kenya     
Employee Type: Regular   
Employee Category: Full Time        

Based in Lodwar the position holder will coordinate the overall planning and organization of the functions of procurement (i.e. acquisition, transport, storage and control of equipment and materials) for efficient and effective support of program implementation for the Lodwar Program.

This position reports to the Deputy Field Coordinator

Key Tasks:
  • Oversee the receiving, storage and dispatching of supplies and project materials to the respective areas
  • Ensure effective and efficient logistics support for daily area operations including procurement and supplies, all being implemented in accordance within the policies and standards, as well as approved budgets
  • Participate in the tendering process including preparation of tender documents relating to construction materials and equipment
  • Prepare procurement plans in conjunction with relevant departments
  • Ensure that procurement status reports are up to date at all times and are shared appropriately
  • Oversee the warehouse operations to ensure stock security adherence to policies, process, procedure and guidelines
  • Ensure that all records including inventory lists of IRC items and equipment are updated and easily available to authorized users
  • Ensure that the periodic inventory reports are prepared as required internally by IRC and/or by donors ie monthly, quarterly, yearly
  • Ensure the functionality of IRC Lodwar fleet of vehicles and equipment to support program implementation
  • Ensure proper vehicle and other equipment utilization, maintenance, fuel consumption and monitoring and controls systems as per IRC policies and procedures
  • Assign duties, supervise and appraise section staff.
  • Represent Supply chain department in inter departmental meetings.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Higher National Diploma in Business Administration or Logistics with basic accounting knowledge
  • At least National Certificate level training in Purchasing and Supplies preferred.
  • At least 5 years’ of relevant working experience in field logistics.
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Good team leader
  • Organised and a good planner with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Significant understanding of complex emergencies
  • Understanding of various donors requirements
  • Excellent working skills with Microsoft Office and a database package.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

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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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Please apply on or before 5th July 2013.

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