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One Acre Fund Procurement Assistant Job in Kisii Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 16, 2013


Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture
Function: Finance & Logistics
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Title: Procurement Assistant
Job Location: Rural Kenya
Commitment: 6 months – 1 year Contract Position

Organization Description
One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a “market bundle” that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.
We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description: One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking an individual to take position in the organization as Procurement Assistant.  One Acre Fund is looking for young, hardworking, and talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.

Contract details: Renewable contract subject to performance

Candidate Profile 

Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):

  • Completion and good results in high school and college
  • Strong work ethic and ability to handle a demanding, pressurized environment
  • Ability to seek solutions to challenging problems,  and requests
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills, and customer service skills
  • Strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Willing to work and reside in Kisii, Nyanza.
Procurement Assistant Roles and Responsibilities
  • Record purchase requests from various districts and departments in OAF Kenya
  • Solicit market prices and bids from vendors for approval before order placement
  • Place purchase orders and follow up with vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods and services
  • Quality check item quality and quantity upon initial receive of delivery
  • Update and improve vendor database
  • Prepare and submit documentation for payment approval and for filing
  • Fleet management logistical support during OAF input delivery periods.
Career Growth and Development: One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.
Location: The Procurement Assistant will work in our Kisii office.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Competitive Salary
Benefits: Performance based bonuses, airtime and small transportation allowances
Career development: Career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.
One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] (Subject line: Procurement Assistant + the place you heard of the position) plus your salary expectation
Application End date is 23rd December 2013 at 5pm
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