Medical Purchaser at International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. 
It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.
The ICRC Logistic Centre in Nairobi (Industrial Area) is seeking an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of Medical Purchaser.
  • Follows strictly ICRC procurement procedures, financial limits and Code of Conduct
  • Ensures that purchasing is done in a transparent and accountable manner
  • Maintains relations with suppliers and other ICRC departments
  • Responsible for Tender process
  • Takes part in the selection of suppliers
  • Manages contracts with suppliers
  • Ensures strict control of quality for the purchased goods/services
  • Carries out prospecting of the market in order to identify new suppliers
  • Provides analytical reports on purchases
  • Makes all related information available in the local database and filing system
  • Assists the Supply Chain Administrator to define the running stock levels
Minimum Requirements:
  • Holder of a Degree in Nursing (OT or Anesthesiology), Pharmacy or Biomedical Engineering (preferred)
  • Degree/Certificate in Purchasing or Business Administration;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in purchasing and supply of drugs, medical renewable, disposable, medical equipment and medical devices ;
  • Knowledge of country Pharmaceutical market;
  • Good knowledge of national and international laws/regulations on drugs and medical devices
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English(knowledge of French is an asset);
  • Advanced Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Power point , Databases), fluent internet user;
  • Previous working experience with International Organizations, hospital or medical logistics service providers is an added advantage.
The Profile:
  • Honest, good team leader, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure, able to work independently and take initiative, good communication and negotiation skills, high sense of integrity.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to Human Resources Office on the address or e-mail below, on or before 17th July 2014.
Please include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees(telephone, email and box number).

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

International Committee of the Red Cross, Logistics Centre, 
P. O. Box 34071, Nairobi, 00100 (GPO), Kenya
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