CRS Administration Officer Jobs in Kenya

CRS Administration Officer Jobs in Kenya

About CRS:

  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


  • CRS, representing a consortium of international non-governmental organizations, local implementing partners and research institutions, is implementing a 5-year Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Kenya funded by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).

  • The overarching goal of this multi- sectoral activity is to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), focusing on Isiolo and Marsabit counties. The activity will be implemented in two phases:

  • Phase I (1.5-2 years) Research, test approaches and collaboratively design a context-sensitive, multi-sectoral activity that sustainably reduces acute malnutrition.

  • Phase II (3- 3.5 years): Activity Implementation and System and Institutional Strengthening

    Job Summary:

  • The Administration Officer will coordinate the provision of responsive, effective, and efficient administrative and procurement services from the Nairobi office and support the Nawiri office staff and visitors through a variety of administrative tasks.

  • The position will be responsible to ensure stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability for all project procurement and purchasing activities and that high-quality service approach is integrated into administrative systems, policies, and procedures.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and report on activities and required resources to ensure cost efficient and quality service delivery from administrative support functions, including procurement.

  • Help ensure administrative and procurement systems, processes, and policies are in line with agency standards and donor and local law regulations.

  • In collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party – Operations, develop a procurement plan for the Nairobi office, coordinate the procurement within the sub offices or outside the county if necessary, ensuring the best value for money and adherence to CRS and donor regulations.

  • Ensure the office is furnished and equipped to meet staff and operations

  • Maintain correspondence and contact with CRS procurement team and timely follow up on the execution of contractual terms and conditions, and handle issues if needed.

  • Monitor and report on supplier performance, noting current and/or potential issues and/or inefficiencies
    and assist with contract/purchase order modifications.

  • Ensure a complete, accurate and up-to-date document trail of all procurement processes, vendor files, procurement and inventory database to assist with control and accountability. Prepare reports and facilitate document retrieval.

  • Help ensure required authorizations and documents are up to date.

  • Coordinate the efficient use of CP assets and rented facilities. Help ensure fully compliant procurement of office materials and asset management systems.

  • Support Nawiri team in completion of quarterly travel plans, ensuring synergies from team leads while planning for project movement within the counties.

  • Adhere to CRS' principles of confidentiality in relations to staff, partners, vendors and other stakeholders. Report to the management potential irregularities or any misbehavior that occurs

  • Other duties as may be assigned

    Personal Skills

  • Good planning, organizational and time management skills

  • Strong customer service orientation with very good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ethical conduct and ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

    Required/Desired Foreign Language

  • Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills in Kiswahili.

    Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or relevant field required.

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in administrative support functions. Experience with a local or international NGO a plus.

  • Experience and proficient skills in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

  • Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity.

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation.

  • Builds Relationships.

  • Develops Talent.

  • Strategic Mindset.

  • Accountability & Stewardship.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CRS Administration Officer Jobs in Kenya

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