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KARI Chief Supplies Officer Job in Kenya

The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) is a Government of Kenya Parastatal established to carry out Agricultural Research to support the Crop and Livestock production sectors of the Nation.

Besides this core function, the Institute collaborates closely with the farmers, pastoralists, extension staff and other National and International Development Partners.

KARI manages thirty-three (33) centres inclusive of the sub-centres located all over the country with a view of developing and disseminating technology, tailored to meet the needs of different categories of farmers in various agro-ecological zones and Socio-economic Circumstances.

The Institute has staff strength of about 3,000 staff out of which 553 are research scientists.

In order to enhance provision of services, the Institute would like to fill in the following position which is vacant.

Chief Supplies Officer
Job Grade R.I.13
Ref: KARI/2/027/CSO
1 Post

Reporting to the Director KARI, Chief Supplies Officer will be responsible for effecting and co-ordination of procurement of goods and services required by the user departments and research centres.

Specifically the duties will include among others:

Procurement and distribution of supplies to Headquarters, ensure strict implementation and enforcement of improved regulations and policies on procurement management, preparation of procurement plans, budget, verification and disposal of stores.

Provide leadership to supplies staff.

He/She will ensure that approved procurement procedures are strictly adhered to and are designed to facilitate opportune execution of approved activities.

The successful applicant must have the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Arts in Economics from a recognized University, Final Diploma in Supplies Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution and
  • A Masters degree in Business Administration, Economics or Commerce from a recognized institution.
  • Have not less than five years working experience in the relevant field.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, management capability and integrity in work performance.
  • Must be a team player
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be computer literate

RI.13 Ksh. 94,235 × 4,712-98,947 x 1,673-100,620 x 4,812-110,244 x 5,013-120,270p.m.

Attractive allowances, commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be payable.

Mode of Application:

Applicants should send a cover letter, copies of certificates, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone, fax and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidates’ professional qualifications and work experience, photocopies of their academic and professional qualifications to

The Director,
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute,
Kaptagat Road,
P.O Box 57811- 00200, Nairobi

so as to reach the office of the Director on or before 4th April 2011 at 10.00am.

The name and reference number of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope.

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