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Procurement Officer Job at Nuru International, Kenya

Procurement Officer at Nuru International Kenya

About the Organization:

Nuru International Kenya is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education.

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty.

Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact.

Nuru's vision is to create a world where people living in extreme poverty have the choice to determine their future.  See

About the Position:

The Procurement officer will report to the Finance and Administration Manager. These responsibilities will largely revolve around the day-to-day management of procurement activities of Nuru Kenya.

The work will entails sourcing of all organization supplies, Negotiation with suppliers and other service providers and making sure Nuru gets the best service at the minimum costs as possible.

Responsibilities shall include:
  • Managing the procurement department.
  • Sourcing for all the Nuru supplies requirement
  • Ensuring that the organization keep a verifiable list of all the providers of different services to the organization.
  • Making sure Nuru get the value of all the services paid for.
  • Negotiating with the service providers on the best prices to offer.
  • Supervising a team of two personnel in that department.
  • Working with other departments and making sure their supplies requirement are met without delay.
  • Making sure proper procurement records are kept and are made available for inspection from time to time.
  • Management and tracking of office supplies and making sure program billings are properly done for the centralized services.
  • Custodian of all office supplies and ensuring that proper issuing record are maintained.
  • Any other procurement duty that may be assigned by the Finance and Administration Manager
Candidate Requirements:
  • Passion for Nuru International Kenya’s mission and model
  • At least 2+ years of work experience in procurement, preferably within an NGO
  • Minimum of a Diploma in supplies Management or procurement studies.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Good understanding of the Kenya contact laws.
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative.
  • Literacy and fluency in English and Ki-Swahili required; fluency in Ki-kurian preferred but not required.
Isibania, Kuria West District

Salary commensurate with experience.

Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified Individuals, Please Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references. 

Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and turn it in at our offices in Isibania (Kebourui) (P O Box 176 Isibania) or email it to 

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and include Procurement Officer as the subject line.

Interview arrangements:

The deadline for receiving application is on 15th June 2013. Interviews will be done immediately after the last day of receiving the applications.

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