International Rescue Committee – Supply Chain Manager- Logistics.

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Requisition ID: req20487

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager- Logistics

Sector: Supply Chain

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Job Description

Reporting to the Supply Chain Coordinator, the Supply Chain Manager- Logistics  is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all transport, fleet, Warehousing and equipment management functions for IRC’s office location. The position will also be responsible for the standardization of policies, reporting, contract managements , Administration  and good fleet and warehousing  practices across all the field sites and will require regular travel to provide technical support to the field-based fleet management and warehouse  staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Travel Services      

You will:

  • Support the development of travel policies procedures and programs and ensure compliance in all aspects of travel procedures
  • Oversight of all travel arrangements and operations
  • Manage relationships with travel agencies and vendors
  • Participate in Travel service Provider Sourcing and negotiating contracts or rates with travel service providers
  • Provide advice on travel documents, insurance, import/export regulations etc.
  • Drive continuous improvement of travel programs
  • Manage Travel Contracts to ensure compliance with contract service level agreements (SLA)

Logistics Management     

You will:

  • Work with the Supply Chain Coordinator to analyses operational / programme needs for transport and plan appropriate fleet size;
  • Prepare an annual fleet plan (including budget needed) and a vehicle disposal / replacement plan;
  • Prepare and manage Fleet movement plans including Vehicle scheduling and Requisition process
  • Ensure the implementation of IRC fleet management standards;
  • Managing HF and VHF radios to ensure that they are in a serviceable condition
  • Ensure that Customs clearance procedures are effectively coordinated and concluded
  • Strategically manage warehouse in compliance with IRC policies and vision
  • Oversee receiving, warehousing, distribution and maintenance operations
  •  Setup layout and ensure efficient space utilization
  • Initiate, coordinate and enforce optimal operational policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all warehousing, handling and shipping legislation requirements
  • Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security
  • Manage stock control and reconcile with data storage system
  • Liaise with clients, suppliers and transport companies
  • Contact management and follow up to ensure timely implementation and renewals

Vehicle Management       

You will:

  • Ensure that vehicles are properly registered and have TPL insurance according to the rules and regulations of the country;
  • Establish mechanisms to check that vehicles are roadworthy at regular intervals;
  • Ensure timely and effective Vehicle Maintenance and repair management by identifying quality garages, supporting establishment of contracts with pre-approved garages, establishing quality control mechanisms, and undertaking performance reviews at a regular basis.
  • Oversee and ensure that maintenance has taken place and validate maintenance invoices before payment process;
  • Perform Vehicle management cost analysis and suggest improvements to reduce waste and minimize vehicle cost
  • Manage vehicle safety by ensuring that safety procedures are adhered to by all vehicle users
  • Implement Motor bike Management Process
  • Participate in Vehicle and car hire service providers sourcing and negotiating contracts or rates with vehicle hire service providers
  • Monitor vehicle fuel consumption and identify innovative ways to reduce fuel consumption;

Generator Management   

You will make sure:

  • Appropriate generators are procured whenever required
  • Generator Operation is done in accordance with the operation guidelines and procedures
  • Generators are maintained in good working conditions in accordance to IRC generator maintenance and Repair policy
  • That generator fuel consumption is well monitored and identify innovative ways to reduce fuel consumption


The position holder will:

  • Ensure that fleet ,warehousing and travel  is captured in the management reports and presented in timely manner  .
  • Analyze the data, and prepare and submit accurate Fleet, travel  and warehousing  to supervisor on time as per donor regulations.

Legal and Compliance

  • Based on management data and information identify, suggest and implement actions that lead to improved efficiency and effectiveness of the fleet , warehouse as well as reduce the risk associated with operations .
  • Ensure all staff (international and national) are familiar and comply fully with the IRC Fleet policies and procedures
  • Identify, document and timely report any IRC policy deviations following the mechanism in place for appropriate follow up.
  • Develop and support implementation of improvement plans.
  • Promptly Inform the Supply Chain coordinator any areas of concern or potential or suspected Fleet policy violations.
  • Provide constructive support to all vehicle users to ensure effective, compliance to Fleet policies & procedures.
  • Review and provide feedback on assigned audit findings submitted to your country office and implement discrete, time-bound Fleet and asset management initiatives which improve performance or compliance (i.e. implementing post-audit corrective action plan);
  • To ensure that the necessary Warehouse and Assets activities are effected for all projects.
  • Where necessary, to manage, or support, the development and proper functioning of any project office deemed necessary to support the program
  • To familiarize yourself with the IRC Global Supply Chain Manual for warehouse and Assets and comply with the policies outlined in the Manual in terms of the documentation, policies and procedures.
  • To complete required reports and submit weekly and monthly logistic reports in good time to the Supply chain coordinator.

Key Working Relationships:

Position directly supervises Transport and  Warehouse functions.

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Regular relationships with program staff, Operations, and country Supply Chain staff at all levels,

External: Vendors.


  • Education: Degree in transport, logistics operations management or other relevant field
  • Work Experience: At least 5 years of work experience in in fleet or transport management or logistics, warehousing in a multi-cultural environment. INGO experience is highly recommended 
  • Knowledge and effective use of fundamental management concepts, practices, and procedures relative to quality and productivity improvements, training, budgeting and cost control.
  • Holder of a valid driving license

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Fluent English written and spoken.
  • Competent with using computers, especially Microsoft Office Word and Excel spreadsheets and Outlook.
  • Strong sense of personal integrity
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Team spirit and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Remains productive when under pressure
  • Demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach to work
  • Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds


Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.





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