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Senior Procurement Officer Vacancy - Insurance Regulatory Authority

The Insurance Regulatory Authority is a state corporation set up to regulate, supervise and develop the insurance sector in Kenya. The Authority is now seeking applications for the following vacant position.

Job Title: Senior Procurement Officer

Reporting to the Manager, Human Capital Development and Administration, the Senior Procurement Officer
will be the Head of the Procurement Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities include the following:
* Managing the Procurement function, developing and implementing procurement strategies, policies and procedures in line with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and the related Regulations.
* Providing effective leadership and expertise in all aspects of procurement
* Preparing the annual procurement plans for the Authority in liaison with divisional heads.
* Ensuring that the register of suppliers is updated annually.
* Coordinating the internal monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain function.
* Performing the duties of Secretary to Tender and Disposal Committee.
* Management of procurement records in accordance with the provisions of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005.

Qualifications

* An undergraduate degree in business, commerce, economics or related field.
* Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) or its equivalent.
* Membership to the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or any other relevant professional body.
* Possession of a Masters Degree in Procurement and Logistics or related field will be a distinct advantage.
* At least Ten (10) years relevant working experience, five (5) of which must have been at a senior level in a public organization.
* Thorough knowledge of Public Procurement Regulations.
* Strong Analytical and interpersonal skills.

Terms of Offer

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the seniority and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of telephone contact e-mail addresses, current remuneration, names and contacts of three referees on or before 7th May 2010 to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Regulatory Authority
P.O Box 43505-00100
Nairobi
Note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification

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