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Principal Procurement Officer


This is a Full-time position in Nairobi posted October 8, 2019.

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The role is responsible for ensuring proper procurement and disposal of items
in the Commission as per the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and
Regulations and other relevant legislation.


–>Provide leadership in the development and execution of the Commission’s strategy on procurement
–>Develop and implement policies, procedures and manuals to safeguard integrity of the procurement processes of the Commission
–>Develop effective work plans drawn from the Strategic Plan and undertake continuous performance monitoring and reporting
–>Develop, motivate and manage the performance of the team and ensure continuous alignment to the goals and values of the Commission
–>Ensure adequate budgetary provisions, monitor absorption and ensure optimal utilization and alignment to the Commissions strategic activities
–>Ensure prudent financial management in the achievement of the function
–>Ensure efficiency of systems, processes, Standard Operating Procedures SOPs to achieve the operational excellence that drives the Commission’s objectives
–>Identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor operational and strategic risks of the function
–>Ensure implementation of a business continuity and disaster recovery plan for the procurement function
–>Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements, Government Circulars and Commission’s policies.
–>Provide requisite regular reporting in compliance with internal and external guidelines and requirements.
–>Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders
–>Identify learning interventions and drive self-development.
–>Provide advice and respond to procurement related matters in the Commission.
–>Provide professional opinion and technical advice on procurement and disposal matters as per the legal provisions.
–>Report on status of the contracts to the Commission Secretary
–>Recommend appointment of the members of tender processing committees to the Commission Secretary.
–>Ensure continuous training of prospective tender processing committee members and suppliers.
–>Develop tender documents, coordinate evaluation, provide technical advice, and give feedback to all bidders
–>Prepare agenda and meetings of the Tender and Disposal Committees, provide technical advice during meetings and take minutes
–>In liaison with user departments, identify procurement needs, initiate prequalification, oversee evaluation, register and monitor suppliers’ performance
–>Develop and administer a supplier satisfaction survey questionnaire to enhance supplier relationships with the Commission
–>Ensure all procurement records are secure and safely maintained for ease of retrieval and future reference
–>Liaise with User departments to identify obsolete and unserviceable stores for disposal
–>Coordinate periodic and annual stock taking for prudent inventory management


Minimum qualifications and experience

–>Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management or related field from a recognized university.
–>Master’s degree from a recognized university is an added advantage
–>Certificate in Leadership from a recognized institution
–>Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management KISM in good standing.
–>Full qualification from the Chartered Institute of Supplies Management CIPS.
–>Eight 8 years of service, three years of which should be relevant to this position and obtained in a reputable organization

Key Competencies

–>Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Keya
–>Demonstrate ability to manage and lead high performing teams.
–>Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.
–>Capacity to demonstrate strategic mind-set and innovation.
–>Ability to identify customer needs, develop service standards and deliver service excellence.
–>Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
–>Strong interpersonal skills.
–>Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines.
–>High analytical and organizational skills, with ability to gather, analyze and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise written reports
–>High level of attention to detail.
–>Knowledge of relevant computer applications.
–>Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations

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Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications
indicating their current salary together with a detailed Curriculum vitae,
copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.

Applicants **MUST** attach clearance certificates from the following bodies:

Kenya Revenue Authority

Directorate of Criminal Investigation

Higher Education Loans Board

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and

Credit Reference Bureau

Applications in sealed envelopes clearly marked at the top **“Application for
the position of…”** and mailed OR delivered to:

**The Commission Secretary**

**Salaries and Remuneration Commission**

**Williamson House 6 th Floor **

**4 th Ngong Avenue **

**P.O Box 43126 – 00100**

And be received on or before **22 nd October 2019. **

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