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Jobs at the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management

Short Term Vacancies

The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management has received a grant from the CDE/EU to assess supply chain management capacity of Micro and Small enterprises and conduct training targeted at improving capacity of the selected Micro and Small Enterprises.

This program is based on the International Trade Center Purchasing and Supply Chain Management modules and runs from November 2011 to June 2012.


1 Position

November 201 1 - July 2012


  • Masters degree
  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing;
  • or business related degree and professional Certification in purchasing
  • Having attended a Training of Trainers Course by International Trade Center or other reputable institution will provide an added advantage
Knowledge and experience:
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s SME sector — previous experience in designing or delivering SME interventions is desired
  • At least five years training experience — preferably carrying out needs analysis and training for established organizations and/or SME’s
  • Understanding of field research methodologies and ability to write comprehensive reports
  • Competent in use of conventional word and data processing software
  • Analytical report on the state of the selected SME’s Supply Chains, clearly outlining shortcomings, challenges and opportunities
  • Recommendations on areas of emphasis for training of the selected SME’s
  • On the basis of the analytical report and recommendations, advise trainers on development of session plans, cases and appropriate training materials and aids
  • Mid-term review and reporting on progress of the training
  • Post-training debriefing with participating SME’s and reporting

6 Positions

December 2011 - July 2012

  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing or
  • business related degree and, International Trade Center (ITC) professional certification in purchasing and supply, or other recognized professional certification in purchasing and supply
  • Must have attended Training of Trainers Course by ITC or other reputable institution
Knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s SME sector
  • At least two years training experience — preferably conducting training for established organizations and/or SME’s
  • Experience in delivery of ITC trainings is will be an added advantage
  • Prepare training programs and session plans in the context of the entire project
  • Conduct training for selected SME’s
  • Document challenges presented by participants in the course of training
  • Submit a trainers report on the program — this will include areas emphasised in the course of training, feedback from participants, remarks on observed/tested supply chain capabilities
Administrative Assistant

1 Position

December 2011 - July 2012

  • Bachelors degree in a business related field
Knowledge and experience
  • One year project related work experience
  • Experienced user of word and data processing software
  • Good communication skills
  • Under supervision of the project manager, coordinate activities and actors involved towards achievement of project goals
  • Support/facilitate communication amongst project stakeholders and with external parties
  • Process project documents and ensure proper and organized filing of the same
Submit your motivation letter and CV by Tuesday 15th November 2011, addressing requirements for the specific position to:

The Chairman
Education Committee
Kenya Institute of Supplies Management

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