Danish Refugee Council Regional Procurement & Logistics Manager Job in Kenya

The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997. 
The last two years have seen growth and expansion of the programme portfolio thus a need to increase the support services capacity required by the various programme offices in order to maintain quality and accountability. 
The DRC Regional Office in Nairobi is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:
 
Regional Procurement & Logistics Manager
 

In close cooperation with the Regional Head of Support Services, the Regional Procurement & Logistics Manager will have overall responsibility for all procurement and logistics matters within the programme in Horn of Africa and Yemen.


Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure adherence to DRC Operational Handbook policies and procedures in all areas relating to logistics and procurement through monitoring and support visits, review of reports, and day to day liaison with field based colleagues
  • Provide technical advice to managers and other colleagues on logistics policies and procedures, and feed into budgeting and planning processes as required
  • Ensure that each country in the region is visited at least twice per year, with support visits structured according to programme and support needs
  • Establish a system of reporting across the region that allows oversight of the logistics function, and feeds into quarterly reports to RHSS and CDs on the overall performance of the logistics function
  • Participate in regional planning, strategy, and other meetings as required to represent the procurement and logistics function
  • Ensure standardization of local procedures and policy across the region in line with the DRC Operational Handbook
  • Provide capacity building support and advice on procurement and logistics matters as required
  • Commitment to DRC Code of Conduct
  • Supervise the Procurement Officer and Logistics Assistant
Requirements:  
  • Relevant education within procurement and logistics, 
  • at least 5 years relevant experience in procurement and logistics management in INGOs, 
  • excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels, 
  • excellent communication skills, 
  • strong analytical and conceptual skills, 
  • experience in providing inputs to proposals and donor reports in procurement and logistics, 
  • ability to manage varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress and working long hours, 
  • proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, 
  • pro-active and a good team-player, 
  • experience of working in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia or Yemen, 
  • Commitment to gender equity,
  • prepared to travel extensively within Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen, including to areas of insecurity, within the security framework of DRC
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications including a one-page cover letter together with their CV (not more than 4 pages) with contact details of three professional referees to drcjobs@drchoa.org. 
Please indicate the position applied for as the subject heading. 
The closing date for receiving applications is September 10, 2013.


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