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Norwegian Refugee Council
Logistics Officer (Procurement)

Kenya Nationals Only

Location: Dadaab, Kenya
Ref. No:3306133656

Full time

Number of positions: 1

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Kakuma ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

The NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. 

NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counseling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab.
NRC is seeking to recruit Logistics Officer (Procurement). 

The Logistics Officer (Procurement) will coordinate the overall planning and organization functions of procurement for efficient and effective support of program implementation for the NRC Dadaab area programs.

The Logistics Officer (Procurement) report to the Logistics Coordinator - Dadaab. 

Job Description
  • Implement and train staff in NRC’s logistics policies and procedures at office level
  • Ensure compliance with NRC’s Logistics Handbook, other NRC policies and donor requirements in all procedures and processes
  • Provide anti corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes (e.g. in procurement, vehicle management, asset management)
  • Training and development of logistics team at office level
  • 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.
  • Lead 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.
  • Ensure that all procurement needs for Dadaab are being met in a timely and quality manner.
  • Liaise with Logistics Nairobi to follow up and monitor with the Logistics Coordinator on all orders.
  • Maintain monthly order overview and report on procurement performance indicators.
  • Ensure that all works and service contracts are done according to NRC’s Logistics manual, NRC’s Code of Conduct and Kenyan Labor laws.
  • Maintain and update local price lists.
  • Assign duties, supervise and appraise section staff.
  • At least 5 years’ of relevant working experience in procurement.
  • Bachelor degree in Logistics
  • National Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management, or Logistics.
  • At least National Certificate level training in Purchasing and Supplies preferred.
Education field: Logistics

Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
  • Excellent interpersonal 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.
We offer

Duty station: Dadaab
Contract period is up to December 2017. 

Salary / benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Dadaab.

Search criteria: 
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Logistics
  • Role: Supervisor
How to Apply

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Email and paper applications will not be considered.

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