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Concern Worldwide – Officer, Logistics and Administration.

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Job Title: Officer, Logistics and Administration

Reports to: County Programme Manager, Turkana; also to Nairobi based Manager, Logistics

Direct Reports: Driver

Closely Work with: Program team, Logistics staff, Finance staff, service providers

Job Location: Lodwar, Turkana (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application – National Position)

Contract Details: Fixed Term, 1 (One) Year, subject to availability of funds and performance

Job Summary:

To provide efficient and effective logistical, financial and administrative support in Lodwar office and ensure that the field office maintains standard Concern systems and best practices for logistics, finance and administration functions in compliance with Concern’s and Donor policies and procedures.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Logistics Support

  • In liaison with the Nairobi office ensure efficient and timely systems support for programme implementation e.g. submitting invoices for conference facilities, accommodation etc.
  • Submitting monthly Stock Reconciliation and Transport Reports
  • Maintaining an inventory for Turkana offices
  • Movement planning, scheduling vehicle servicing and accessory replacement
  • Ensuring that the Fixed Asset Register is up to date

Vehicle Rental

  • Submitting SRs to Nairobi for vehicle hire, adhering to the procurement time lines
  • Inspecting vehicles, when possible, before they are used
  • Ensuring that an approved PO has been issued to the supplier for all rentals
  • Follow through with suppliers for timely submission of invoices and log sheets and review for accuracy and completeness
  • Updating PO tracker for vehicle hires

Administration Management

  • Liaise with landlord for proper running and maintenance of the office premises and timely submission of invoices.
  • Organize transport and accommodation for visitors to Turkana
  • Ensure adequate supply and proper utilisation of office consumables
  • Assist in document reproduction e.g. photocopying, scanning and sending programme support documents to Nairobi via courier.
  • Schedule repairs and maintenance for equipment as needed
  • Responsible for health & safety procedures for all offices, including replenishment of first aid kits and servicing of fire extinguishers
  • Ensure all paperwork filing is complete, accurate, up to date and in correct order.

Procurement Management

  • Responsible for any procurements carried out in Lodwar e.g. stationery, water supply, office consumables etc
  • Processing SR’s (authorised correctly, adherence to donor specific rules)
  • Liaising with suppliers, for delivery of services and supplies locally including receiving and documenting all deliveries and sending invoices to Nairobi.
  • Issuing tender documents to requestors and recording the same upon receipt.

Financial Management

  • Assist finance with implementation of finance payment procedures
  • Follow up on outstanding floats from field staff
  • Review the completeness of payments request sent to finance for payment
  • Keep a log of payments made using scanned copies and make sure the original documentations are sent to Nairobi for filing
  • Assisting finance with physical follow up of VAT refunds, where needed

Security Management

  • Ensuring compliance with security Standard Operating Procedures for safety of premises and vehicles
  • Safety & security incident reporting.

Others

  • Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.
  • Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary.
  • Take all possible measures to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager.

Person Specification

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Operations, Commerce or relevant field
  • Professional Certification in procurement and logistics or relevant field
  • Basic accounting skills e.g. CPA 1 will be added advantage
  • At least Four (4) years’ experience in related field with progressively responsible experience.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with computers programmes, excel, word, spread sheets
  • Innovative, team player with an ability to work under pressure
  • Fluent in both written and spoken Swahili and English
  • Previous experience of working with an NGO

Competencies required:

  • Aware of self and adapts and uses abilities to work well with others.
  • Systematically develops plans, makes clear, informed and timely decisions.
  • Acts to inspire others supports them to achieve excellent results.
  • Engages with others inside and outside the organisation, gathers and shares a wider knowledge of issues relevant to Concern’s work
  • Focused on continual improvement; seeks out, develops and successfully implements new ideas

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online: www.concern.net

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as “Officer, Logistics and Administration ’’ on or before Sunday, 31st July 2022 “. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.

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