Logistics Officer Jobs in Kenya

Logistics Officer Jobs in Kenya

Logistics Officer Job at International Potato Center

  • The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a highly skilled, results-oriented Logistics Officer to provide logistics and procurement support to CIP Sub-Sahara Africa Region.

    The Position:

  • The Logistics officer will be based at the CIP Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Logistics Officer Job Responsibilities:


  • Regional strategic thinking on implementing a holistic supply chain system, procurement planning, budgeting (and start-up planning for projects), capacity building for countries and partners on areas of supply chain/ procurement for various donors;
  • Supervise supply chain officers to deliver quality, timely, effective and efficient support to research;
  • In liaison with the Logistics Senior Manager in HQ, update the procurement policies within CIP to facilitate result-based management;
  • Negotiation with Suppliers long term contracts;
  • Identification of new suppliers for Africa;
  • Follow carefully EU, USAID, African Development Bank Rules and Regulations as requested;
  • Implement the Purchase Plan per year for each project in coordination with the PIs and the Logistics Senior Manager;
  • Support the OCS procurement module rollout in SSA and backstop the countries as the module is rolled out;
  • Implement a Plan for succession line with the new Procurement Specialist;
  • Identify a Central Risk for adequate Supplier’s Evaluation CIP SSA;
  • Prepare Logistics Reports.


  • Facilitate procurement planning with all budget holders to ensure timely procurement of goods and services;
  • Supervise the procurement monitoring system (for tracking);
  • Ensure cost-effectiveness, quality and timely delivery of all supply chain clients’ requirements;
  • Ensure suppliers are formally pre-qualified prior to inclusion on suppliers list;
  • Ensure compliance with CIP and ALL Donor Supply Management policies and procedures;
  • Proactively anticipate procurement needs and seek economies of scale by organizing procurements across projects/departments;
  • Proactively anticipate supply chain related risks and develop appropriate mitigations;
  • In consultation with Finance ensure procurements are within budget and appropriate for technical needs;
  • Manage resources to ensure value for money;
    Guide on performance evaluation for outsourced service providers;
  • Lead the procurement committees and ensure all procurements are properly recorded;
  • Coordinate with the technical team on the development of procurement scopes of work;
  • Prepare and Manage the request for proposal (RFP) or request for quotation (RFQ) documents;
  • Draft the contracts or purchase order and coordinate on approvals with CIP HQ.
    Stores and Inventory Management
  • Advise the technical staff on commercial clauses of legal instruments to ensure that they get the best equipment/ services.

    Supplier / Stakeholder relations

  • Ensure good supplier relations are maintained;
  • Ensure WIN-WIN negotiations are carried out with suppliers to ensure sustainable mutual gains for both CIP and the supplier organizations;
  • Backstop countries in CIP SSA on supply chain and logistics issues.
  • Requirements for the Logistics Officer Job
    Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, International Business or related disciplines.
  • Al least 3 years of experience required in similar position.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Proficient on MS Excel, Word and Power Point at user level.
  • Knowledge of EU’s, USAID and African
  • Development Bank Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong client service orientation and displaying a good-natured cooperative attitude with internal and external clients.
  • Knowledge of ERP software’s and administration of products and suppliers master files.

    Why should you consider this opportunity?

  • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art Research & Development background, and is a recent World Food Price Winner and awarded with the Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa.
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
  • CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

    What are the conditions?

  • The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Kenyan nationals and permanent residents. The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a 3-month probation period) and the possibility of renewal.

    How To Apply:

  • submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on September 17th, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • CIP is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply
  • CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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

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