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Career Opportunities in KISM Kenya

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) is the national body for professionals in the practice of procurement and supply chain management (PSCM) in Kenya. 

The Institute is established under the Supplies Practitioners Management Act, 2012 (Revised) whose core mandate is the development of professionalism through delivery of advisory services, continuous learning programs, professional examinations and certification, registration and licensing, and the regulation of professional conduct and ethics. 

KISM invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the following position:

Regional Officers


2 Posts
 
Job Purpose: Acts as a focal point an the region to promote activities of the Institute
 
Responsibilities
  • promotes examinations /curriculum/ workshops / membership activities
  • maintains contact with relevant authorities in promoting the agenda of the Institute
  • coordinates events and supports gathering market intelligence to inform the work of the Institute
  • Offers advisory services to professionals in the region as required
  • dissemination of information,
  • organizes professional forums, talks, presentations to organizations and institutions
  • liaises with clients and stakeholders in public, private and NGO sectors in the regions to extend services and provide feedback as required
  • handling of documentation for the membership and examination functions as directed
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in procurement or in business related field
  • Professional Diploma in procurement and supply chain management
  • Holders of Master’s degree will have an added advantage
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Analytical, good planner, highly organized
  • Self driven and result oriented
Willing to work in Nairobi, Kisumu or Mombasa


Marketing and Public Relations Assistant


2 Posts
 
Job Purpose: Supports marketing and communication functions of the Institute
 
Responsibilities
  • Supports administration of Surveys and development of marketing databases
  • Processing of documentation under the marketing function as required and communication with clients on diverse platforms including direct marketing to clients
  • Contributes to planning and preparation for marketing campaigns and corporate events
  • Supports in preparation of marketing and event materials, and in delivery of corporate events and marketing campaigns
  • Posting of marketing campaign materials, notices and adverts on various media and ensuring that all notices are up to date
  • Collating relevant feedback on regular basis from stakeholders to inform marketing and event planning decisions
  • Supports implementation of marketing strategies.
  • Helps to drive online traffic with web-related campaigns including social media
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a related field
  • 2 years relevant experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (speaking and writing) skills
  • A team player
  • Proficiency in use of word, data and presentation software, and working knowledge of internet marketing
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good time management skills


Manager, Corporate Services
 

Job purpose: Manages the marketing and communication function of the Institute
 
Responsibilities
  • Coordinates the communication function of the Institute
  • Develops and implements marketing and public relations strategy
  • Develops and manages the Institute’s publicity and marketing tools
  • Supports fundraising initiatives
  • Supports development and implementation of corporate strategies
  • Liaises with function heads to identify opportunities for marketing and brand development
  • Carries out marketing and public relation campaigns for all business areas
  • Coordinates customer satisfaction surveys
  • Manages relationships with key stakeholders and partners of the Institute
  • Identifies press opportunities to promote the Institute’s products and activities
  • Develops corporate messages and proactively disseminates through available platforms
  • Maintains records of marketing and communication activities
  • Manages social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube) including regular updates
  • Coordinates corporate events
  • Manages publications of the Institute including newsletters, reports, Adverts and related materials
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Marketing / Communication
  • Relevant professional certification is an added advantage.
  • Membership to a professional body - MSK / PRSK
  • 3 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with all levels of internal and external customers in a professional manner
  • Drafting capabilities for reports, news articles, speeches and proposals
  • Effective contacts with media
  •  Creativity and ability to direct the design of publicity material and
    campaigns with practical understanding of organisation/function
    requirements and related technologies
  • Practical knowledge of document, data management and presentation
    software
  • Planning and organizing skills;
  • Ability to work with and lead teams


Examinations Coordinator (Operations)
 

Job purpose: To coordinate and support administrative processes in the examinations function
 
Responsibilities
  • Accurate and timely coordination and processing of student registrations, examination entries, results and certification data
  • Ensures candidates are booked for examinations, timetables are prepared and dispatched to students on time
  • Dissemination of information on matters relating to the examinations to students, candidates, examiners, institutions and other stakeholders
  • Facilitates establishment and coordination of panels, taskforces and other teams as required in the examinations development and administration process
  • Supports delivery of stakeholder capacity building interventions in the examination function
  • Liaises with ICT, Finance, Marketing and other internal functions to ensure delivery of high quality services to clients
  • Undertakes post-examination administration responsibilities, including analysis of examination statistics, releasing results and contributing to quality assurance procedures in examination administrative practices
  • Builds and maintains candidate records and databases and ensures efficient retrieval mechanisms
  • Facilitates logistical aspects of the examination process including, venues, timetabling, suitable accommodation, invigilation, equipment
  • Supports marketing of examinations
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, administration or other related field
  • Relevant professional certification is an added advantage.
  • Computer literate and experienced in use of standard spreadsheet and Word Processing software packages
  • 3 years relevant experience
  • High level of integrity
  • Have good IT skills, communication skills, dedicated and excellent team player.
  • Self-driven and result oriented, able to meet targets.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, plan and organize tasks to achieve desired results efficiently with good management.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Have a strong personal values and character, maintains confidentiality
  • Ability to work in multicultural settings
  • Patient, tactful, diplomatic and approachable when dealing with people


Examinations Coordinator (Test Development)
 

Job purpose: To coordinate and support technical aspects of development and administration of examinations and related processes
 
Responsibilities
  • Coordinates examination development processes
  • Provides support as required to examiners, panels, committees, taskforces and internal functions facilitating the examination development process
  • Facilitates development, production and distribution of syllabuses, manuals, and examination material, while adhering to established standards and contributing to improvement of standards
  • Contributes to development and delivery of capacity building interventions for examiners, trainers, training institutions, and other actors in the examinations process
  • Coordinates secure, accurate, timely and appropriate flows of information and tasks within the examination development process
  • Coordinates processing of examination results including, preparations for marking, marking, verification, analysis, reporting, dispatching results, and dealing with related enquiries
  • Supports marketing of examinations to institutions and potential candidates
  • Supports student registration and candidate examination entry processing
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required
  • Must have a Professional Diploma in purchasing and supply management
  • Computer Literate and experienced in use of standard spreadsheet and Word Processing software
  • Member of KISM
  • 3 years of relevant experience
  • High level of integrity
  • Have good IT skills, communication skills, dedicated and excellent team player
  • Self-driven and result oriented, able to meet targets
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, plan and organize tasks to achieve desired results efficiently with good management
  • Good analytical skills
  • Have a strong personal values and character, maintains confidentiality
  • Ability to work in multicultural settings
  • Patient, tactful, diplomatic and approachable when dealing with people
  • Have problem solving skills to deal with issues as they arise


Manager, Examinations
 

Job purpose: To oversee development and administration of examinations and related processes
 
Responsibilities
  • Ensures development and continuous review of syllabuses bringing them up to date with global standards
  • Facilitates and contributes to development of standards in examinations
  • Oversees the development of examinations
  • Ensures production, secure custody and delivery of materials relating to the syllabus, scheduled trainings and examinations
  • Ensures delivery of capacity building interventions for training institutions, examiners and trainers
  • Ensures marketing of the examinations syllabus to institutions and individuals; the registration of students and booking/entering of candidates to sit examinations
  • Facilitates the accreditation processes for training institutions and examination centres
  • Manages the examination administration process including appointment of chief examiners, supervisors, chief invigilators and invigilators, marking of examinations and related activities
  • Oversees processing and release of examinations results
  • Supervises all logistical aspects of the examination cycle
  • Manages stakeholders in the examinations processes
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is required
  • Bachelors Degree in education or business related field
  • Must have a Professional Diploma in purchasing and supply management
  • Member of KISM
  • Computer literate and experienced in use of standard spreadsheet and Word Processing software packages
  • 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in teaching and examining purchasing and supply management courses is highly desirable
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical, good planner, highly organized
  • Self driven and result oriented
  • Honesty, integrity, high levels of commitment to tasks assigned and able to work long hours
How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirement may send their application and detailed curriculum vitae to the below address by 26 July 2016.

The Chairman
Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
P.O Box 30400 - 00100
Nairobi.

E-mail: recruitment@kism.or.ke

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

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