Danish Refugee Council Facilities Manager – Jobs in Kenya

Overall purpose of the role
DRC Facilities Manager is responsible for management of the shared office facilities and services. The role will be responsible for repairs and maintenance of the office buildings and all the shared amenities located within the DRC compound. S/he will also be responsible for management of shared office staff, implementation and review of cross-cutting policies, procedures and guidelines. .

Key responsibilities

Maintenance of Shared Services Budget
Prepare an annual shared service budget for the DRC premises and all shared services and ensure a fair contribution by all supported entities.
Ensure proper tracking of expenditure and monitoring of budget contribution by all supported entities.
Prepare monthly reports on budget utilization for management.
Design effective administrative systems that contributes to cost reduction and efficiency in managing shared facilities within the Regional Office premises.

Safety and Security Coordination
Ensure that the contract for guarding services is in place and that the security services offered are as per the contractual obligation.
In consultation with the Regional Safety Coordinator, ensure that all safety features in place in the DRC compound are working efficiently (electric fence, alarms, fire extinguishers, panic buttons, etc)
Ensure that normal working hours and opening hours are adhered to all times.
Oversee Occupational Health and Safety within the DRC premises in liaison with the Regional Safety Coordinator by ensuring the working place safety is implemented in accordance to OSHA guidelines.

Leases and Contracts
Manage DRC office lease and shared service contracts and ensure that services are as per the contract.
Maintain a record of all leases and contracts and ensure renewal in good time and be the vendor focal point for shared services. In addition, will also supervise external shared services from vendors.

DRC Premises management/Administrative management
Responsible for landscaping, cleaning and structural maintenance of the office premises.
Ensure adequate utilization of available car parking spaces for optimal use by DRC staff and visitors.
Initiate all shared services/goods related procurement processes and ensure adherence to DRC’s Operations Handbook. Ensure supplies and stock of inventories to ensure the necessary logistics are in place as per the handbook.
Participate as a tender committee member in the tendering process for shared services/goods.
Ensure timely payment of shared goods and service invoices.

Staff onboarding
Responsible for granting staff access to office premises by setting up staff on the biometric system, alarm system and issuance of office keys.
Participate in staff orientation on shared services procedures and guidelines

Staff supervision
Manage shared administration staff by setting and review of objectives on an annual basis and day to day supervision of staff reporting to this role.
Supervise outsourced shared administrative staff and guards.

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.

Qualifications and Experience
A Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related field
At least 5 years’ experience in an INGO with diverse teams; 3 years of which should be in a management role in the relevant field.
Experience managing field offices.
Experience in project management and proven organizational skills.
Outstanding communication skills.
Excellent ability to work under minimal supervision and strong problem-solving skills;
Enthusiastic about learning, excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Strong verbal and written communication.
Sensitivity to issues affecting refugees and migrants in the region.
Knowledge of standard best practices related to procurement and code of conduct in an INGO setting


Contract: One year contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Kenyan Staff ; Employment band MF1

Availability: 1st October 2022

Duty station: This position is based in Nairobi Regional Office

Reporting Line: Regional Human Resources and Administration 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 system on https://drc.ngo/about-us/careers/vacancies/job/?p=165374

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 20 August 2022

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