Storekeepers – Indoor Residual Spraying Project

Job Vacancies: Storekeepers

In 2021, USAID Kenya awarded Abt Associates, the Kenya Vector Control Activity. It seeks to build on PMI investments under PMI AIRS and VectorLink.

The purpose of the project is to plan, implement, provide technical assistance for, monitor and evaluate critical malaria vector control activities.

This includes indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide treated net (ITN) activities for prevention of malaria in Kenya.

The project has six objectives:

(1) indoor residual spraying and other proven vector control interventions,

(2) entomological monitoring and surveillance,

(3) ITN durability monitoring

(4) data driven decision making to inform strategic deployment of ITNs and IRS,

(5) capacity building of Kenya national malaria program and selected counties and

(6) continuous net distribution system in the community through multiple channels.

In 2022, Abt Associates shall implement IRS in Homa Bay and Migori Counties and in other counties thereafter as determined by USAID Kenya.

In close collaboration with the Division of National Malaria Program (DNMP), Migori and Homa Bay and Migori County governments, The Kenya Vector Control Activity seeks to recruit professionals in different fields to support in implementation of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in all the Eight sub-counties in Homa Bay county namely; Homa Bay
Township, Rangwe, Suba South, Suba North, Rachuonyo South, Rachuonyo East, Ndhiwa and Rachuonyo North and
Six sub-counties in Migori county namely; Rongo, Awendo, Uriri, Suna East, Suna West and Nyatike.

The positions being sought include:

Vacant Positions: Storekeepers

Supervisor: Warehouse Manager

Location: Migori County, Kenya

No. Required: 72 (30 Migori and 42 Homa Bay)

Overall Purpose: To oversee the management, receipt, delivery, and inventory control of items for the Operation Site store.

Specific responsibilities

  • To oversee daily operations of store and maintain inventory system at proper levels.
  • To ensure proper storage and identification of all items in the store.
  • Ensure all insecticides units are serialized as required before issuance.
  • To inspect commodities received in the Operations store to verify quality and quantity of items delivered.
  • To keep track of receipts, records and withdrawals of all IRS related commodities in the operations site store.
  • Follow up on supply requests from Warehouse and liaise with the Warehouse Manager to monitor progress.
  • Coordinate with the security guard on tracking movement of persons in the stores.
  • Ensure proper material and equipment storage to avoid damages and ensure rotation of short shelf-life items.
  • Ensure proper storage and accountability of IRS wastes prior to collection.
  • Ensures that all mobilization data forms are filed in the relevant file when the SC is out in the field.
  • Ensures there is maximum adherence to the COVID 19 mitigation measures by all personnel at the operations site.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma in purchasing and supplies Management or Diploma in a relevant field.
  • At least 6 months experience working as a store assistant desired.
  • A certificate of good conduct may be required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication skills including spoken and written English and Kiswahili, local languages are an added advantage.
  • Additional professional training in procurement and logistics management preferred
  • Membership of a recognized Professional Body i.e., either CIPS – UK or KISM would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of USAID procurement policies and regulations a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and procurement software.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders
  • Culturally astute, respectful and tolerant
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting.

Desirable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work for 6 days in a week (Monday to Saturday).
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting

Storekeepers

NB: All positions that involves a worker coming in contact or close contact with insecticides on daily basis will require a medical examination including general body examination and pregnancy tests. Those with certain medical conditions like chest problems, asthmatic, expectant etc. may be excluded or considered for other relevant roles they qualify for.

To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to Kenyajobs@abtassoc.com with the title of the position being applied for in the e-mail subject line specifying the work location preferred i.e. county and ward e.g. ‘Store keeper-Migori county – North Kamagambo’ by COB, Monday, November 8, 2021.

Equal Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm’s values, mission, and strategies.

Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

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