Procurement & Logistics Officer Job in Kenya

Role & Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Logistics Operations Team Lead in the Global Support Office (GSO) logistics team based in Nairobi, Kenya. This role is a key part of the GSO Logistics team for key logistics related activities including but not limited to; procurement; fleet management; stock, warehouse and asset management; logistics support.

The main purpose of this role is to work within the GSO Logistics Operations in Nairobi as follows:

Co-ordination of exports and imports for various country programs

Procurement for items in categories as assigned

Equipment and asset management

Facilities management

Project Overview

Medair Global Support Office (GSO) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. The Global Logistics team within Medair manages all the activities related to procurement, supply chain management, infrastructure, fleet, equipment & communication means. The team also develops and owns the policies and processes related to logistics activities in the field. The GSO Logistics Operations team is specifically responsible for Global and GSO Supply Chain Management and Base Management in both Switzerland and Nairobi Offices.

Workplace & Working conditions

Position is open to Kenyan nationalities or those with eligible working permit.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full-time, 12 months (renewable).

Key Duties & Responsibilities


Receive, review and process incoming purchase requests ensuring sufficient clarity on specifications given for goods or services. Confirm any other relevant information from requestors.

Preparation of the contracting documents depending on the procurement thresholds as per the procurement manuals

Strategically source for goods and/or services with the aim to achieve value for money for the organization

Analysis of procurement plans for the projects and monitoring of their implementation in collaboration with the respective teams.

Coordinate and ensure that all purchases are reviewed and approved in accordance with the authorization matrix.

Support the GSO Logistics Operations Team leader to analyse the local and international market and maintain data of international and local suppliers in the supplier database.

Managing the Supplier Relationships while monitoring supplier performance.


Follow-up on order fulfilment from suppliers within the specified timelines for active purchase orders and keep the requestors updated on the procurement status

Organise local & international transportation of supplies

Coordinate with identified clearing agents the export documentation & process

Track all shipments & give timely updates to country program on shipment status

Follow up on Certificate of Exports & bond cancellation for exported supplies and share with suppliers

Coordinate with Finance on supplier invoice payments for purchased goods by providing support documentation for processing.

Facilities Management

Using ticketing system, manage the incoming requests from users including but not limited to purchases, room booking, repair & maintenance requests for teamhouse & office

Review & renew running facility contracts

Asset & Equipment Management, Other

Asset tagging & updating on platform

Carry out assets verification for the Global Support Office Logistics Operation

Follow-up on assets maintenance

Manage motor vehicles at the Global Support Office – Kenya

Bi-annual & annual physical asset verification and updating on portfolio & reporting

Advising on disposal of obsolete items with the various Budget holders

Support and assist the general work and administration of the Logistics team

Cover for other Logistics team members when absent or re-assigned to support emergency response

Country Program gap filling as and when requested


Proactivity towards continuous improvement and simplification, more efficiency and saving opportunities

Support the Business Process Expert (BPE) Focal Points within Medair; ensuring policies and procedures are up-to date and serve as reference point for questions, information and training

Team Spiritual Life

Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, preferably with Supply Chain or Business Operations concentration.

Master’s degree in humanitarian SCM or Humanitarian Logistics Management field (Added advantage)

CIPS or KISM accreditation – Required

Excellent working knowledge of the English language (speaking and writing).


Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience with at least 3 yrs working in the humanitarian operational logistics programming.

Proven experience in emergency responses desired

Experience of logistics in a cross-cultural, challenging environment.

Knowledge of international export and import protocols (medicine, medical supplies, general goods)

Experiences of working in emergencies or conflict environment experience in international organization settings

Inventory management: Ability to track and monitor the supply of goods, ensuring that the customers have the right amount of products in the right time, quantity, quality and delivered at the right place

Data analysis: Ability to use data analysis to make informed decisions about the supply chain processes, use of the data to evaluate the success of the supply chain processes and make changes when necessary.

Excellent problem-solving skills that identify and solve issues that affect the supply chain. Using the knowledge of supply chain processes to identify the problem and advice the best solution.

Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere, CHS and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols.

Knowledge of donor standards (such as DFID, USAID/OFDA, ECHO, SDC, Swiss Solidarity, UNDP, WHO, etc).

Excellent people skills with experience in collaborating in a diverse and dynamic team.

A strategic thinker; always ready to adapt and learn with high levels of integrity, innovativeness, accountability and honesty with good negotiation skills.

Technology savvy with proficiency in the use of MS Office software packages, Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks

Willing to works within a community of highly competent logistics colleagues who collaborate to build and share evidence and learning

Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner

Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working, servant-hearted, multitasking

Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips

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