Procurement / Supply Chain Management Manager at Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA)

On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
The Retirement Benefits Authority is a public sector organization tasked with the role of regulating the retirement benefits schemes in Kenya.

The Authority is seeking qualified and experienced talent to join its senior dynamic management team in the following position;-

Manager, Procurement / Supply Chain Management

1 Post

Ref: HCD/2/686/08/13

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the achievement of the Authority’s corporate objectives and overall goal by developing, coordinating and implementing strategic procurement and supply chain processes, including ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and related regulations and guidelines.

The key responsibilities of the position include:-
I. Management of Supplies
  • Developing and implementing procurement strategies for the Authority
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring the procurement plan for the Authority
  • Developing policies and procedures in line with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and the related regulations.
  • Managing the procurement and supplies function of the Authority.
  • Setting and planning suppliers’ accreditation and compliance with contract and service level agreements.
II. Systems and Procedures
  • Ensuring a smooth flow of information, control and accountability
  • Performing the duties of Secretary to tender and Disposal Committees
  • Managing the procurement records in accordance with the provisions of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 including Public Procurement Records Management Manual
  • Undertaking contract management that includes contract negotiations, monitoring and review in conjunction with the respective heads of departments
  • Ensuring all the staff in the department are aware of the procurement processes and SOPs derived from the applicable rules and regulations
III. Management Reporting
  • Preparing regular reports to Board and Management
IV. Leadership, Mentorship and Support
  • Providing effective leadership, expertise in all aspects of procurement
  • Ensuring individual performance goals and personal development action plans are achieved
  • Developing succession plans for staff in consultation with management
V. Risk Management
  • Developing and monitoring risk management strategies for the division
  • Ensuring compliance with Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005, its regulations, and requisite manuals and polices
  • Preparing and submitting statutory reports to PPOA, tender committee and Board as appropriate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement/Supply Chain Management (Second Class Honours, or higher) AND a Master’s degree in Procurement/Supply Chain Management or related fields from a recognized university (ies);
  • Possession of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) graduate diploma or its equivalent;
  • Be a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or any other relevant professional body; and
  • At least eight (8) years relevant working experience, five (5) of which must have been at a senior level preferably in a public organization.
Key Competencies
  • Thorough knowledge of Public Procurement Act, 2005 and the Regulations thereto;
  • Highly developed analytical and interpersonal skills and ability to make sound business decisions with strong implementation, monitoring and evaluation focus;
  • High professional and ethical standards and conformity with relevant prescriptions of the constitution of Kenya, 2010 on Leadership and Integrity;
  • High proficiency in IT applications and ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and to deliver quality results ahead of schedule;
  • Strategic and innovative thinking; and
  • Strong leadership, team, organizational skills and communication skills.
How to Apply

Candidates who meet the relevant criteria should download and fill the Employment Application Form Here and submit with up-to-date CV containing details on daytime telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees, copies of all academic and professional certificates and the National ID.

short listed for interview shall be required to produce a Certificate
of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations,
clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Tax Compliance
certificates by Kenya Revenue Authority, a clean report from an approved
credit reference bureau and clearance by the Ethics and Anti –
Corruption Commission.

Terms of Offer
These positions offer a competitive remuneration package, excellent opportunity to make a contribution to the performance of the Authority and prospects for advancement.

Applications should be sent by post, courier or hand delivery (but not on email), quoting the Job Reference on the envelope to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Retirement Benefits Authority
Rahimtulla Towers
P.O Box 57733 – 00200
RBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be received by 6th September, 2013.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.

Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) is ISO 9001:2008 Certified
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