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Stores / Inventory Officer in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Stores / Inventory Officer

About our organization: The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.

As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

About the position: To provide professional inventory and stock management services to ICRAF and its user departments including coordinating receipt, stocking and issuance of stores and maintaining adequate records.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To maintain inventory and stock in compliance with ICRAF procedures and end user requirements through:
  • Goods Receipt - Receiving and inspecting all incoming goods/materials and reconciling with purchase orders.
  • Maintenance – Maintain the stores in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Record Keeping – Document and maintain adequate records of all stores, including issuance and tracking their movements.
  • Verification - Assist in the annual stock verification exercise and identifying discrepancies on orders.
  • Obtain Approvals - Prepare documentation for necessary approval as per the procurement guidelines.
  • Stock levels - Optimising stock levels to ensure replenishments are adequately planned for and avoid excessive holding of stocks.
  • Quality - Ensuring that all stocks comply with the quality standards of the organization.
  • Reports - Compiling inventory reports for review and analysis.
  • User/Client Liaison – Establish and maintain good working relationships with user departments by regular contact to provide information and solve problems.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics or any related discipline
  • Or Diploma with 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Professional qualification of MCIPS (preferable)
  • Minimum of 2 years inventory management procurement experience

Commercial knowledge and experience
  • Client-centric focus
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Quality focus
  • Analytical and Innovative thinking
  • Decision-making skills
  • Technical capability

Terms of Offer: We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

This position is remunerated on Local terms.

The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.

How to apply:

Applications will be considered until 25th July 2014 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website:

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