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Roving Logistics Coordinator - Kenya Nationals Only - HR - Region Horn of Africa

Nairobi (Kenya)

The Norwegian Refugee Council's Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Ethiopia in 2011. Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab, Kakuma & Mandera), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

Norwegian Refugee Council is seeking to recruitment Roving Logistics Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the regional logistics systems, setup and capacity building within the Eastern Africa and Yemen Region.

Job description

Generic responsibilities
Implement NRC’s logistical systems and procedures in countries assigned
Ensure adherence to Logistics Handbook, other NRC policies and donor requirements
Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes (e.g. in procurement, vehicle management, asset management)
Ensure safe and efficient transport of staff and materials/goods
Training and development of logistical team
Prepare and submit periodic reports and plans as required
Ensure proper filing of all logistics documents in all offices
Train and support project staff in procurement matters
Conduct spot checks
Conduct compliance checks

Specific responsibilities
Ensure all regional procurements for region are conducted in a timely and effective manner as per NRC procurement regulations
Setup and Implement NRC’s logistical systems and procedures in the Horn of Africa, South Sudan and Yemen region
Ensure that all countries implement the Procurement SOPs and Logistics handbook
Support the Logistics/Procurement teams in the region ensuring that procurement and logistics support in country is effective
Participate in emergency logistics setups in the region of Horn of Africa, South Sudan and Yemen ensuring NRC systems and processes are setup at an earlier stage
Provide gap filling for senior logistics positions that become vacant within the region until such time the positions are filled
Travel within the region providing support where ever and whenever required
Conduct compliance checks in regional country offices
Build capacity of logistics staff in the region.


Experience from working as a Logistics Coordinator or Logistician in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Good knowledge of logistics reporting systems
Good hands on experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Good knowledge of NRC Procurement Procedures and regulations
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently with strong team player skills
Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to travel extensively within the region

Education field

  • Logistics

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

Handling insecure environments
Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Initiating action and change
Planning and delivering results
Working with people
Communicating with impact and respect
Coping with change

We offer

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract Duration: Until 31st December with possibility of extension
Salary & Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation package
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

*NRC is an equal opportunity employer with no discrimination in terms of sex, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation. Females candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Logistics
    • Human Resources
    • Supply Chain
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-07

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