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Procurement Technical Assistant at Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Specific responsibilities

  • Ensuring cost effective and value for money in procurement of goods, works and services.
  • In charge of Procurement function
  • Assist in preparation and custodian of the Country procurement plans.
  • Review and advice on new templates used in the procurement of goods and services. I.e RFQ review
  • Processing of purchase requests at Nairobi level and from the Area Offices.
  • Ensure that the Storage container is well managed for supplies that are received in Nairobi destined for all other offices in the region
  • Implement internal controls and procedures in respect to procurement of goods, works and services.
  • Ensure strict compliance and adherence of NRC Logistics handbook and Procurement Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Receive, Inspect, store, pack and dispatch of supplies and ensure proper documentation is kept at all times of all transactions.
  • Ensure that all goods ordered and received from overseas have adequate documentation (airway bills, bill of lading, commercial invoice, insurance certificates and any other relevant documents etc.).
  • Liaise with field offices in respect of supplies being dispatched from Nairobi and ensure that waybills and packing are prepared and shared.
  • Resolve complaints from the field on all purchased goods, works and services as well as disputes with suppliers.
  • Coordinate with clearing agents on VAT exemption.
  • Coordinating payments at Nairobi level by ensuring invoices are settled as soon as they are received.
  • Prepare Bi-weekly and monthly procurement status reports for submission to Logistics Coordinator and Programme staff review.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Professional competencies

  • Relevant university degree/Diploma/Advanced Certificates preferably in Procurement or equivalent work experience.
  • Membership of professional bodies an added advantage.
  • Proficiency and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office application e.g word, excel, powerpoint highly desired.
  • Previous experience in procurement position will be an added advantage but not mandatory.
  • Good understanding of various donor’s requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of using Web based procurement ERP systems such as Agresso/UNIT4 is an advantage but not mandatory.

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