Junior Procurement and Logistics Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

We World 

Position Title: Junior Procurement and Logistics Officer

Reports to: Senior Finance & Administration Officer

Closely work with: WeWorld Program and Finance team at country and county offices; vendors and prequalified suppliers.

Job Location: Nairobi with travel to the project sites (you may list the locations - regions here).

Contract Details: Annual Renewable contract subject to funds availability with 3 Months’ probation

We World is an independent Italian organization emerged from the union between GVC NGO (constituted in Bologna in 1971) and WeWorld (founded in Milan in 1999), with the aim of increasing the impact of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid projects in 25 countries, including Italy. We work to promote recognition and respect of the fundamental rights of every human being, fighting poverty, injustice and generating sustainable and durable socio-economic growth models. We strive for a better world where everyone, especially women and children, have equal opportunities and rights, access to resources, to health, to education and to dignified work. A world in which the environment is a common good to be respected and preserved; in which war, violence and exploitation are banned. We feel called upon to increase our capabilities of providing support, in a global context characterized by economic and environmental crises, conflicts and inequalities, in which Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation are more linked than ever.

We World has been operating in Kenya since 2009 implementing projects in the counties of , Isiolo, Nairobi, Narok, Nyamira, Migori and Homabay. Our key thematic areas of intervention focus on: Health and Nutrition, Water Sanitation; Food security, Resilience, Climate Change, Livelihood, peace-building, Education; Socio-Economic Development

Job Summary:

The Procurement and Logistics Officer oversees the company’s procurement and logistics activities that include management of procurement, assets and stock.

The Procurement and Logistics Officer is responsible to work with the programme team on creating delivery schedules, ensuring the timely delivery of materials and goods as required by the project activities, maintenance of contracts and capital equipment registers, and stock control records. He/She is also responsible for ensuring required reports are accurate and submitted as per the agreed reporting schedule.

The Procurement and Logistics Officer is expected to maintain a good working relationship with the programme team, Finance and Admin, partners and external suppliers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Under line management of the Senior Finance and Admin Officer, the Procurement and Logistics Officer will be responsible for multiple logistics and procurement tasks, in particular to:

  • Ensure WeWorld procurement and logistics standards and procedures are implemented at high standard all time;
  • Together with programme teams, establish and regularly update procurement and delivery/distribution plans to support the operational objectives of the projects;
  • Conduct procurement of goods, works and services for the projects;
  • Develop and manage supplier database, including elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms;
  • Conduct market assessments and undertake field trips to verify details of suppliers/service providers;
  • Prepare all procurement documents such as Request for Quotation, Tender Dossier, Evaluation of Bids, Payment Request etc.,
  • Prepare Contracts and Purchase Orders and monitor their implementation in Contract Follow up tool;
  • Facilitate and follow-up timely clearance, quality control, delivery and handover of goods and consignments to partners;
  • Assists in organizing trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.
  • Manage Assets by ensuring registration of newly acquired Assets in Asset Register, prepare Asset handover and discarding documents, conduct regular Asset inventories;
  • Manage Stock by maintaining Stock Cards, organizing accurate storing of goods, conducting Stock inventories, preparing and archiving related documents like Waybills, Stock Requests, Discrepancy Reports etc.
  • Report on procurement, Assets and Stock related activities as per the agreed reporting schedule;
  • Ensure archiving of all procurement, Asset and Stock documents, in both hardcopies archive and electronic copies on SharePoint;
  • Establish effective relations with the different Project Managers in a proactive manner;
  • In cooperation with Finance and Admin, implement internal controlling to ensure accuracy of documents and reconciliation of purchased items;
  • Provide support to Finance and Admin department during audits;

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Ability to deal with multiple tasks at the same time
  • Good interpersonal skills, good judgment and maturity
  • Ability to identify and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Computer literacy: advanced Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams and SharePoint knowledge
  • Ability to work in a team while maintaining their capacity for initiative
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Diploma/Degree in Business Administration, Diploma/Degree in Logistics, Diploma/Degree in Supply Chain Management, Diploma/Degree in Operations Management or other relevant field
  • 3 years’ work experience in purchasing and knowledge in supply chain and logistics is an advantage
  • Good work ethics
  • Flexible and adaptable


  • Knowledge and experience in database management
  • Experience in working for humanitarian or development organisation

How to apply

How to Apply

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements, shall send a detailed CV with contact to three referees and Cover Letter only to kenya@weworld.it with the subject of the email as “ Junior Procurement and Logistics Officer’’ by 18th November 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

WeWorld is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.