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  • Posted on: 23 July, 2019 Deadline: 4 August, 2019
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  • The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy among others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also non-operational region wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building, which are supported from the Nairobi regional office. Currently there is over 150 DRC staff in the region. During 2014, DRC in Dadaab will continue to provide both emergency life-saving assistance and long term development support to existing refugees, new arrivals and the host community through funding from UNHCR, Danida, ECHO and DRC's own funds.

    Supply Chain Assistant

     

    About the job

    Participate in processing procurement requests for goods and services in the DRC Dadaab Field Office.

    Responsibilities:

    • Ensure all DRC procurements are completed according to procedures at all times, and within the minimum time-frames.
    • Ensuring tracking and reporting of all procurement activities through the daily updating of the procurement tracking sheet (PSR), and sharing this with managers and programmers in a timely manner.
    • Receive and processing of Procurement Requests.
    • Liaise closely with the Country procurement Team and the Finance Officer on ground, as well as the Support Services Manager for local procurement.
    • Carry out procurement, including getting quotations, preparing purchase orders, contracts, negotiations, dealing with vendors, checking legal requirements etc., and transfer of project materials from DMO to the camp sites
    • Identify potential, credible and competent vendors for DRC to deal with and do town-runs for quick procurement and coordinate DRC procurement functions with vendors and contractors
    • Carry out market survey and maintain accurate material listing price on quarterly basis

    About you:

    • Degree/Diploma in Business Management/Logistics or Procurement.
    • 2 years of experience in humanitarian Logistics/supply chain Management
    • Good in networking, and in information sharing with other humanitarian stakeholders
    • Accountability to the beneficiaries, the Organization and other stakeholders.
    • Appreciation of technology and its importance in programming
    • Commitment to continuous Learning
    • Able to support all the programmes through well-developed skills and knowledge. 
    • Ability to make decision on behalf of the Organization.
    • Fluent in spoken and written English and Kiswahili

    DRC Core Competencies:

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  

    Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  

    Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  

    Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  

    Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

    Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.  

    Conditions:

    Location  : Dadaab

    NB: This position is only open to local residents of Dadaab

    Start of Contract & Duration: 4.5 months (with possibility of extension subject to funding)

    Reports to: Area Manager

    Key stakeholders:

    Internal: Programmes, HR department, Finance department

    External: NGOs, Beneficiaries, Donors, Suppliers

    Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.

    Project Assistant - AVR

     

    About the job

    Danish Demining Group is the Human Security Unit under the Danish Refugee Council, specialized in clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance and reducing armed violence. Acknowledging the severity of armed violence, DDG has developed a comprehensive Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) approach to reduce the impact of conflict and armed violence. The AVR project assistant will play key roles in implementing the Community Safety project in Kalobeyei and will work directly with Refugee community in Kalobeyei Settlement and host community living around Kalobeyei and local authorities to strengthen their capacity to improve safety at the community level. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating community dialogue on conflict, provide training on conflict management and support the strengthening of community – formal security provider relationships.

    Main responsibilities and tasks:

    • Act as primary link between the assigned target communities and DRC/DDG;
    • Responsible for assisting Local authorities in target areas with selecting target communities in accordance with DRC / DDG selection criteria and process;
    • Liaise with community leaders and local government authorities about the safety in the assigned target communities (i.e. community entry); 
    • Facilitate dialogue and other activities aimed at reducing armed violence and including activities to strengthen local conflict management capacity and to promote better collaboration between local communities and formal security providers
    • Ensure good cooperation with partners and other organizations working in the project target areas;
    • Ensure excellent collaboration with DRC/DDG staff and partners from other target areas irrespective of their tribal identity;
    • Compile the required monitoring forms and reports using the prescribed DDG formats and submit reports to the Project Coordinator Weekly and on Monthly basis.
    • Provide inputs and participate in the development of community Safety Concept;
    • Ensure that all tasks allocated by the DRC Kakuma Area Manager and DDG AVR Coordinator or their delegates are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DRC/DDG operational guidelines.

    About you:

    • A university degree/Diploma or equivalent work experience, preferably in peace studies, political science or related field;
    • Good English language skills. Able to communicate freely verbally and to write clearly and correctly; 
    • Ability to use IT equipment effectively including computers and mobile phones
    • 2-year experience working with community peace and/or development work.
    • Exceptional understanding of local dynamics that lead to armed violence (ideally in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya);
    • Open-minded and committed to finding non-violent ways to mitigate conflict and promote inter-communal peace and collaboration;
    • Cultural and gender sensitivity;
    • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach;
    • Experience of working in insecure environments; 
    • Strong ability to communicate constructively to various different groups of people including; community (elders, women, men, spiritual leaders etc.), warriors, Security providers (KPRs, Police, APs), Government officials (chiefs, DOs, DCs) etc.;
    • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Ngaturkana (the local language)

    DRC Core Competencies

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  

    Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  

    Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  

    Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  

    Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

    Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.  

    Position Description 

    Location  : Kakuma with extensive travel within Turkana County

    Start of Contract & Duration: Immediately, 4.5 months (renewable contingent on funding)

    Reports to: Area Manager 

    Key stakeholders: 

    External: Communities, Local Authorities, Security Providers, Camp leaders, RAS 

    Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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