Procurement Officer at Competition Authority of Kenya

On Monday, August 4th, 2014
The Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) is a statutory Agency established under the Competition Act No.12 of 2010. 
The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.

The Authority wishes to invite qualified and experienced applicants to fill the following vacant position:

1 Position
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Manager, Procurement
Purpose of the Job (Job Summary): The position is responsible for ensuring that procurement and supplies processes are carried out effectively and efficiently to achieve the Authority’s objectives.

Principal Responsibilities

a) Procurement
  • Consolidate the Annual Procurement Plan 
  • Prepare procurement/supplies reports & updates 
  • Secretary to the Procurement committee 
  • Prepare tender documents, notices, contract documents and proposals 
  • Participate in Stock taking exercise 
  • Consolidate user requirements to ensure economies in procurement process 
  • Maintain the procurement records 
  • Prepare periodic reports for submission to the HOD 
  • Drafting of annual and revised procurement and disposal plans for the Authority.
  • Maintain an up-to date database records of suppliers. 
  • Undertake supplier rating and appraisal and conduct regular market surveys. 
  • Liaise with the Finance Department for payments of goods, services and works
b) Tenders Management 
  • Prepare LPO’s, LSO’s, Notification of awards and contract agreements for all tender awards of goods, works and service as well as regret letters to unsuccessful bidders. 
  • Participate in the evaluation of tenders, proposals, quotations. 
  • Responsible for the management of the tender/quotation box. 
  • Keep track of tenders, quotations in progress and generating status reports 
  • Participate in various committees in the Authority.
Required Qualifications
Education and Knowledge 
  • Bachelors degree in commerce/procurement or Business related field; 
  • Post graduate Diploma in supply chain management; and 
  • Proficiency in ICT.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position; 
  • Specialist knowledge and diverse experience in procurement and supply chain management; and 
  • Knowledge of PPOA procedures and guidelines
Skills and Competences 
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization 
  • Ability to write complex reports
  • Analytical skills 
  • Organization and inter personal skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, qualifications, experience, names, addresses (including email) and telephone number of three (3) referees, your email address and day time telephone contacts together with copies of your certificates and testimonials to:

The Head of Human Resources & Development
Competition Authority of Kenya
P O Box 36265 – 00200

Email them to [email protected]

so as to reach him not later than close of business on 8th August, 2014. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Applications may be dropped at the Records office, located at Kenya Railways Headquarters, Ground Floor Block ‘D’

NB: The Competition Authority of Kenya is “An Equal Opportunity Employer” Women, Youth and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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