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Seeking: Human Resources / Administration Officer
 
Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?
 
Do you enjoy travel and adventure?
 
If you answered yes to all two questions and would like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives in Somalia please read on.
 

USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program
 
Background: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.
The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Human Resources/Administration Officer.
 
The HR/Admin Officer will be responsible for HR and Admin functions and administrative matters from the Nairobi Office. 

The Officer will be given a portfolio of offices to support in the field and will cover for the HR/Office Manager when he/she is out of the office. 

He /she main function would be human resource management be responsible for managing procurement of office supplies, day to day operations and supporting operations as a whole.

This position will require some knowledge of Somali culture, Kenyan and Somali labor laws, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.
 
He will design and maintain the filing system, assist with recruitments, make photocopies, assist with travel and visa arrangements whenever necessary and perform other administrative functions as requested by the HR/Office Manager (Nairobi).

Qualifications:
 
Education:
  • Degree in Business Administration or Human Resources or any other relevant field.
Work Experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in write English, at least 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Working knowledge in using Microsoft Office required.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Languages
  • Somali and English language fluency required.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
 
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: Directly to the Nairobi based HR/Office Manager

Seeking: Procurement / Logistics Officer

Are you a Kenyan with Logistics and Supply Chain Experience and interested in working on a Somalia Program?
 
Are you committed to honesty and integrity?
 
Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia? 

Please read on!

USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program:The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia.

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.
 
The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Procurement and Logistics Officer. 

As our Procurement and Logistics Officer, you will work closely with the operations coordination and all other TIS functional teams to include and not limited to the program and grants team, the program grantees and vendors to support the above-referenced program objectives.
 
The work of Procurement / Logistics Officer requires detailed knowledge and Somalia experience, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.

Qualifications and skills sought
  • University degree level or equivalent in Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, Logistics/Procurement and Supply Chain Management or any other appropriate field.
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience in a similar position, with specific focus on local/international procurement, clearing & forwarding, VAT exemption processes, Kenyan/Somalia laws and regulations, fleet management, insurance and inventory/stock/supplies management, development and control.
  • Previous experience with USAID funded program, International or Local NGOs is preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior government personnel, colleagues, donor partners, private sector, and other actors that may be involved in the overall implementation of the project
  • Ability to maintain high integrity in performing assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a multicultural team.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Internet applications.
  • Fluency in English, Knowledge of Somali language is preferred
  • Must have a valid passport that allows travel within the East African/ Horn region.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia.

Seeking: Grants Intern
 
Grants Department
 
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Grants Intern to join our Nairobi based grants team.

Qualifications and skills sought:
  • Student with degree in either Accounting, Commerce, Financial Management, Political Science, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines.
  • 2 – 3 months internship experience preferably with International NGO is highly desirable.
  • Work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Excellent computer skills (Outlook express, MS Office, emails).
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task and self-manage
  • Ability to work with multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Must have a good command of English in both oral and writing skills. Somali speaking is an asset.
  • Be able to interact with partners and peers.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and work with teams based in Nairobi and field sites.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send your CV and three professional references to TIS@dai.com. 

Closing date: Sunday, October 5, 2014. 


Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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