Procurement Assistants Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, was established under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads.

In order to carry out this mandate effectively, the Authority wishes to fill the following vacant position:

Job Title: Procurement Assistant 


5 Vacancies 

Place of Work: Head Office
Department: Procurement
Reporting to: Procurement Officer
Supervises: None
Job Purpose: The Procurement Assistant will be responsible for lending support to the Procurement personnel in issuing of bid documents and participating in the evaluation of tender / quotations. 

The successful candidate will also assist in preparation and maintenance of records.
Job Description
Duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • Issuing bid documents;
  • Preparing notifications and purchase/service orders;
  • Maintaining the Procurement Registers and keeping custody of bid documents;
  • Opening of tenders/quotations and taking minutes;
  • Following-up and expediting contracts, purchase/service orders;
  • Participating in the evaluation of tenders/quotations;
  • Participating in the inspection of goods, services and works;
  • Issuing and receiving stores;
  • Stock taking, reconciliation, preparation and maintenance of records;
  • Monitoring the movement of stores; and
  • Initiating requisitions for replenishment of stocks.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the Procurement Manager.
Job Specification
For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
  • Proficiency in Computer applications / Microsoft office Suite applications Skills.
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key personal attributes and core competencies:
Personal attributes
  • Self-drive, Innovative and creative, Integrity and honesty, Respect for others and Resilience
Core Competences
  • Teamwork, Communication skills, Problem solving, Analytical skills and Negotiation skills.
How to Apply

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity as set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and attach the following testimonials to the application;
1.    Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission clearance certificate
2.    Kenya revenue Authority Tax compliance Certificate
3.    Higher Education Loans Board clearance certificate or proof of ongoing repayments
4.    Certificate of Good Conduct issued by Kenya Police - CID
Candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should submit their applications so as to reach the specific addresses shown below by close of business on 28th October, 2016 at 5.00pm. 

Applications to include CVs with details of their day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees. 

Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National ID or Passport.

The Director General,
Kenya National Highways Authority,
Blue Shield Towers, 9th floor, Hospital Hill Road,
P.O Box 49712-00100, 

Applications may also be hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment box located on the 1st Floor (HR Department) or emailed to:

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.