Tanager Logistics & Operations Officer (IGNITE Project) Jobs in Kenya

Tanager Logistics & Operations Officer (IGNITE Project) Jobs in Kenya


  • Tanager is an international nonprofit that connects smallholder producers and private businesses to co-create new ways of realizing life-changing economic and social opportunity.

  • Tanager is seeking an logistics and operations officer based in their office in Nairobi, Kenya, to provide logistical and administrative support required for the fulfillment of deliverables under the IGNITE project.

  • This role will also ensure compliance with all relevant regulations in Kenya.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Provide logistical and administrative support to Team Leader, Technical Staff, and Consultants in undertaking and managing client assignments

  • Support IGNITE technical staff in managing logistics of concurrent client assignments.

  • Oversee and manage the arrangement of travel and accommodation for staff and consultants, including booking hotels, organizing meetings, arranging air and ground travel; tracking messages and communication; and maintaining contact with staff during travel.

  • Facilitate visas and work permits for staff and consultants.

  • Monitor security alerts related to staff and consultant travel; advise Team Leader as appropriate on necessary precautions to be taken.

  • Provide logistical support for events, conferences, and workshops including arranging refreshments and venues

    Manage day-to-day office operations

  • Develop and implement administrative workflows, procedures, and standard quality controls. Implement office support procedures and recommend changes as required.

  • Maintain office management systems including tracking and coordinating renewals of office lease, utility and service contracts, and other 3rd party contracts.

  • Ensure adequate stock of office supplies. Oversee maintenance of office equipment such as photocopiers and scanners and ensure repairs are made in a timely fashion.

  • Oversee the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of facilities including electricity supply, water, and plumbing.

  • Supervise the office assistant and office administrator

    Oversee procurement of project- and office-related materials to ensure effective delivery of activities and services

  • Ensure that the procurement process is systematic, transparent, and compliant, in line with Tanager Procurement Policy.

  • Work with the Accountant to ensure that procurements, contracts, and purchase orders represent best value for money and in line with project budget.

  • Ensure timely processing of purchase requests.

  • Ensure all procurement documentation is uploaded to SharePoint within 30 days of finalization.

  • Manage relevant SharePoint repository pages and act as a SharePoint champion for the Kenya office. Provide backstopping support for staff on optimizing SharePoint and other related Microsoft resources like OneDrive, teams, OneNote etc

  • Establish an effective inventory
    system. Maintain equipment and furniture inventory list, including location of all assets. Physically verify existence of all inventories on a semi-annual basis.

    Support Team Leader in managing staff administrative and compliance aspects.

  • Ensure adherence to local and other corporate applicable policies, procedures, and schedules. This will include the NGO board regulations and procedures, local licenses and permits among others.

  • Ensure incidents involving staff and/or property are reported. Provide Team Leader with comprehensive understanding of Tanager’s liability and recommend actions to be taken to limit risk to the project and organization.

  • Coordinate staff motivation activities like team building among others

  • Support onboarding of new staff

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, or related field.

  • Minimum of six (6) years of progressive work experience in office management, administration, procurement and/or facilities management or equivalent including minimum of two (2) years of supervising staff.

  • Outstanding organizational skills including the ability to multitask and work well under pressure in a fast-paced small team environment and the ability to respond rapidly to changing environments. Strong planning skills.

  • Good administrative, record keeping, and filing systems skills.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and sound judgment. Proven ability to make timely and sound decisions based on accurate judgment.

  • Excellent oral communications skills.

  • Strong written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead the work of others in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures. Strong mentoring and teambuilding skills.

  • Advanced computer skills in a Windows based environment including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. As well as other Microsoft working platforms like SharePoint, OneDrive among others.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Professional proficiency in English required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Tanager Logistics & Operations Officer (IGNITE Project) Jobs in Kenya


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