Sunday, April 3, 2011

Operations Manager

Friends of Londiani is a registered NGO whose mission is to work in partnership with the people of the Kipkelion District to develop and complete sustainable community projects to enable the people to achieve an improved quality of life based on their values and become the authors of their own development.

Friends of Londiani are committed to contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in accordance with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. FOL Kenya’s projects include community projects in a number of areas including Health, Education and Water.

Location: Kenya - Londiani Town, Kipkelion District, Rift Valley Province

Main Duties and Responsibilities for National Staff Position

Transport Management
  • Maintain log books of all vehicles usage with daily mileage recorded and fuel consumption mention
  • In collaboration with the country director establish an efficient fuel reimbursement system with Total Station Londiani for Ministry field consumption delivery, including development and implementation of standard policies of fuel consumption, monthly forecasts of expected field usage (in consultation with the programme managers and country directors) detailed records with authorised signature and reviewing of all invoices.
  • Prepare weekly vehicle plans in consultation with the programme managers and Country Manager to ensure effective and appropriate use of FOL vehicles
  • Oversee FOL vehicle maintenance including annual services and daily consumables such as oil water, spare tyre etc.
  • Ensure that FOL vehicles and staff are considerate of the environmental impacts of vehicle use
  • Manage the FOL Driver schedules
Stock Management/ Warehousing
  • Establish maintain and develop standards for stock accountability ensuring a high standard of record keeping
  • Implement an efficient system of stock control of regular supplies
  • Maintain and update on a weekly basis hard and soft copies of an inventory of all FOL stocks
  • Liaise closely with programme managers on schedules of distribution.
  • Ensure all stock is stored in a secure manner and access to the stock is limited to designated people only and records of that access are maintained.
  • Be responsible for day to day office administration including filing of documents, keeping accounts and dispatching all relevant communications to various partners as required.
  • Maintain online budget expenditure files – in collaboration with Country Director and share with FOL Ireland on a monthly basis.
  • Procure items for office use or for the field officers as and when requested by the Line Manager in line with principles of FOL Kenya .
  • Prepare monthly budget forecasts in consultation with Country Director and programme managers for local procurements and fuel bills
  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager from time to time.
Expected Outputs
  • Monthly progress activity report against expected results
  • Monthly budget reporting with forecasting for the following month
  • Monthly procurement reports with effective paper trail in line with FOL policies and procedures in procurement
  • Monthly stock taking report
  • Monthly vehicle log books including fuel consumption tracking
  • Regular field visit reports supporting implementation of FOL activities
Person Specification

  • A degree in Logistics, Procurement administration or a related discipline.
Essential Experience and Skills
  • At least three years’ logistics/ admin experience with an NGO in a rural setting
  • Demonstrated good budget management
  • Demonstrated analytical skills in procurement and stock taking
  • Good writing skills in English.
  • Good computer skills
  • Driving license
Special skills
  • Commitment to working with a value-based organisation
  • Kiswahili and English language skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisation, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible
  • Innovative
How to apply

Applications will be accepted online to the following email

The subject of the email should state the position being applied for.

Applications will be accepted to midnight on Sunday 24th April, 2011.

Any later submissions will not be accepted.

Online applications should include a cover letter of interest and a detailed CV.

All online applications must be followed by a postal application including a cover letter of interest a detailed CV to be received in the FOL office at the address Friends of Londiani Kenya, PO Box 335, Londiani, Kenya on or before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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