Supply Chain Assistant Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Danish Refugee Council 

Position Title: Supply Chain Assistant

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent international non-governmental organization, working in 40+ countries throughout the world, and our primary mandate is to promote durable solutions for refugees and displaced populations. The DRC office in Nairobi is a Regional Office providing management support and strategic direction to DRC programs operating in East Africa & Great Lake region.

Overall purpose of the role

The Supply Chain Assistant role is to provide support in the Supply chain department in efficient and effective Logistics implementation and smooth running of departmental operations of the Nairobi regional office. He / She will be expected to assist in procurement functions, especially low value procurements, receipts and dispatches of procured goods and ensuring that all logistics operations are managed and maintained in an efficient manner.


Assets & General Equipment (Inventory) Management

  • Read & Understand the DRC OH – Assets
  • Complete the assets module in dynamics
  • Update all DRC assets and general equipment registers in the FA Module by tracking, and tagging in line with DRC asset management policies working closely with the Regional IT Officer for IT assets and Facilities manager
  • Be part of the analysis of vehicle and asset status and make recommendation for timely repairs and replacement
  • Implement reports from assets spot checks to ensure implementation and documentation is up to date and produce review reports on areas where improvement is needed.
  • Carry out physical assets’ verification from office to office, cross reference and update in the asset register in dynamics
  • Carry out a physical GPE verification from room to room and update in an inventory list, clearly specifying location, custodian and the room location.
  • Carry out a complete physical verification in the RO office for all DRC assets
  • Ensure all assets are tagged and tag number used as the main reference on the assets register
  • Identify and prepare a record for all assets and inventory separately that are due for disposal and produce a consolidated disposal list using DRC assets disposal template.
  • Liaise and work closely with the IT Officer to ensure all IT assets are tagged and included in the assets list and/ or disposal list
  • Work closely with the Facilities Manager to ensure all GPEs are properly tracked
  • Liaise with the Regional Supply Chain Manager on the disposal process as necessary once items for disposal have been identified.


  • Assist with LVOs from time to time as requested by program staff
  • Assist the Regional Supply Chain Officer in sending RFQS and preparing CTRs
  • Raise payment requests and attaching complete set of procurement documents for payment processing
  • Issuing tender documents to vendors on request after tender is announced
  • Assist in updating suppliers list and price lists and regularly checking on price validity for updates
  • Data entry on CTRS, scoring forms and sheets and other procurement forms as required.
  • Liaising with vendors for any discrepancies and/or wrong specifications
  • Follow up on all approved orders, to ensure that they are supplied in time and requestors informed.
  • Liaising with vendors for invoices immediately after service is rendered for goods purchased

Supplier Prequalification and Establishment of FWAs

  • Assist in the preparation of prequalification of suppliers’ documentation, responding to supplier queries and printing the documents on request of suppliers.
  • Ensure all bids received are properly handled and archived
  • Assist in data entry for evaluation reports of suppliers and drafting of framework agreements
  • Sourcing up to date price lists/completed RFQs from suppliers
  • Ensure filing/archiving is as per SOP and is accurate, up to date, and in correct order so as to easily facilitate checks and audits.
  • Assist in the management of insurance tracker and ensure timely renewal of insurance for RO vehicles
  • Assist the drivers correctly use log sheets to record details of all their movements in liaison with the Facilities Manager.
  • Ensure drivers check vehicles every morning using the Vehicle checklist and compile weekly status report for review by RSCM
  • Ensure all vehicle operation policies and systems are up to date and enforced within RO operations liaising with the facilities manager.

Fleet Management

  • Assist and sit in for facilities manager on vehicle planning and allocation to ensure proper fleet utilization and optimization while reducing wastage.
  • Support with coordinated onward transport of goods to field offices through Proper packaging/labelling, timely scheduling and shipping documentation as required
  • Ensure Proper filing of all fleet documents i.e. drivers’ docs, maintenance records, fuel reconciliation, insurance docs, log sheets and log books and monthly fleet performance reports in SharePoint as per the SOP
  • Assist the Facilities Manager to ensure planned preventative maintenance is carried out to a high standard with minimum disruption to movement activities.
  • Assist in prepare and submit the monthly fleet Performance Reports (Fuel, utilization and cost per km) by the 10th of the following month.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • At least 1 years of related experience
  • Experience of similar services in reputable public organization/NGO
  • Excellent computer skills and ERP knowledge a plus
  • Fluent in communication and writing in English.
  • Computer skills for reporting, and communication


Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain/Logistics/Business Administration or related.

• CILT/ CIPS certification is an added advantage


  • English-professional Competency
  • French proficiency preferred

What we offer

Contract: 1 year

Availability: 15th January 2024

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting Line: Regional Supply Chain Manager

Providing equal opportunities We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards : DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

How to apply

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under Job / view vacancies

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 31st October 2023