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Principal Supply Chain Officer Job in Kenya

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 with obligation to undertake forest research, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable management, conservation and development of forest and allied natural resources.

The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self driven persons to fill the vacant position below:

Principal Supply Chain Officer

JG: RF 12

1 Position

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Head of Supply Chain Management Division.
  • Formulate, implement and review supply chain management systems, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and supervise all supplies and procurement activities and staff.
  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of procurement plans and budgets, as well as administrative logistics services outlining key activities to be undertaken, resource requirements, performance measures and indicators as well as expected outcomes.
  • Co-ordinate the Tender and Procurement Committees.
  • Recommend and participate in the disposal of obsolete machinery, equipment, furniture, and other salvage goods in accordance with government and donor supplies and procedures.
  • Write reports of irregularities, such as property damage, leaking pipes, theft, fire and presence of unauthorized persons or unusual occurrences.
  • Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery, schedules. Also obtain multiple quotations from reliable and competitive suppliers in line with prescribed regulations.
  • Prepare purchase orders; obtain with signatures and forward procurement documents to Chief Accountant for cheque and payment processing. Also monitor and evaluate the delivery and quality of approved supplies.
  • Monitor and evaluate Supply Chain Management activities.
  • Compile quarterly and annual reports.

Requirements for Appointment
  • At least Eight (8) years, three (3) years in the grade of a Senior Supply Chain Officer or comparable position.
  • Master’s Degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Course at a recognised Institution.
  • Computer Literacy

How to Apply

Applications with detailed CV, current remuneration, copies of certificates and day time telephone contact should be sent to the following address:

The Director
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
P.O. Box 20412-00200

All applications should be received on or before Friday 27th September, 2013.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEFRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KEFRI is ISO 14001:2004 Certified

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