Procurement Officer Job in Kenya

Job purpose

  • The Procurement Officer, though for a short term, will be a key member of the Finance & Administration department providing support to the Nairobi office procurement team while undertaking their mandate of strategic oversight, planning and overall management of the procurement unit.  
  • The position holder will provide support to the Nairobi office procurement team under the Kenya country operations.
  • The Operations Unit focuses on delivering and optimizing current procurement needs ensuring that deliveries are available in the most cost-effective way and in a timely manner.
  • The Procurement unit will be focused on ensuring the lifetime cost of a product is minimized and that the supply chains are well-designed and cost-effective.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Nairobi office procurement team in buying/sourcing of all program supplies within the approved timelines and standards.
  • Ensure all payment requests are submitted in a timely manner and update the payment trackers on time
  • Support the Nairobi office procurement team in  the evaluation of supplier performance against specified performance indicators and SLAs to ensure adherence to key contract milestones.
  • Provide monthly reports to Associate Manager Operations on procurement KPIs against internal user targets to ensure alignment.
  • Work with the Associate Manager and operations unit to identify items for disposal within each category to ensure compliance to the company disposal policy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or Supply chain or any suitable business-related field.
  • At least two (2 ) years of experience having supported in a similar position in an organization with operations similar to Evidence Action. 
  • Having significant experience is an additional advantage.
  • Knowledge and a strong understanding of the Public Procurement Act (2005) laws of Kenya.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The capacity to prioritize tasks and work under pressure.
  • Ability to multitask without compromising the quality of output.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to operate under their own initiative and also take instructions to prioritize and manage a diverse workload.
  • Ability to liaise with others and work well in a team
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Independent, proactive and willing to take initiative.
  • Interested in a work environment that is flexible, creative, and constantly changing.

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