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Logistics Assistant Job in Kenya - USAID

The PMI AIRS Kenya Project seeks candidates for the USAID - funded PMI AIRS (Africa Indoor Residual Spraying 2) Project to be implemented in six sub counties (Rongo, Awendo, Uriri, Suna East, Suna West and Nyatike) in Migori, Kenya in the following positions:
Job title: Logistics Assistant
Supervisor: County Coordinator
Location: Migori County, Kenya     

The Project: The USAID-funded PMI AIRS (Africa Indoor Residual Spraying 2) Project led by Abt Associates supports the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), as well as USAID Missions and Bureaus

with malaria programs outside the PMI focus countries, in planning and implementing IRS programs with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria in Africa by enhancing USAID’s ability to implement IRS programs on the ground through cost-effective commodities procurement and logistics systems, access to technical expertise, and implementation of IRS in countries affected by malaria.

The PMI AIRS Project is led by Abt Associates, an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. 

Role Profile

Purpose of the Job: Under the supervision of the County Coordinator, support the purchase and distribution of supplies and commodities for the project besides ensuring efficient logistics support services to County Operation sites stores besides supervising Storekeeper. 

Programme support:
  • Provides logistical support for  project activities, including spray operations, transport, events such as workshops and meetings, etc.
  • Assists in managing the inventory, storage and timely disposal of used and irreparable materials, under the direction of the Program & Logistics Coordinator
  • Ensure vehicle daily use sheet is completed accurately by drivers.
  • Ensuring regular follow up of the hired project vehicles in the filed plan for any requirement for programme activities in liaison with the County Coordinator and Program & Logistics Coordinator.
  • Oversee the collection of used bottles of chemical and PPEs and ensure sorting and storage of same in County central stores.
  • Plan and organize daily and weekly projections of logistics needs and movement.
  • Ensure regular restocking of insecticides and other materials is done on time and before stock runs out.
Required qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum Vocational training in logistics, procurement, supplies and management.
  • At least 2 years plus 6 months supervisory experience in handling basic Logistic and procurement issues in an established organization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Additional professional training in procurement and logistics management preferred.
  • Knowledge of USAID procurement rules and regulations a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications including Excel, Word and Power Point preferred.
  • Ability to understand and interpret policies and procedures as well as the ability to apply them with consistency in a variety of circumstances.
  • Good communication skills including spoken and written English and Kiswahili is preferred.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work long hours.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV to  with the title of the position being applied in e-mail subject line e.g. “Community Mobilization/IEC Assistant” and specify location/ward preferred of by COB Friday, December 12th, 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer: As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm's values, mission, and strategies. Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

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