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Senior Procurement Officer Job in Kenya - African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on the African continent.

Since its’ inception in 1961, AWF has recognized that Africa’s wildlife resources and ecosystems are critical to the prosperity of Africa and its people. AWF’s mission is, together with the people of Africa, to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

AWF currently seeks to hire a
 Senior Procurement Officer to be based in its Headquarter Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Senior Procurement Officer will initially assist the CFO, Director of Finance, and Operations Manager to establish a set of tools, procedures and best practices within AWF governing procurements, contracting, and sub grants.

Once basic systems are in place, the SPO will assist in hiring and managing a geographically dispersed team of procurement officers. The team’s mission will be to ensure that procurements are transacted timely, while ensuring good value for money, and comply with all AWF and donor budgetary and procedural requirements.

  • Must be fully fluent in both French and English.
  • Degree in business related field
  • Diploma in purchasing and supplies.
  • Member of CIPS (Certified institute of Purchasing and Supplies) or KISM( Kenya Institute of supplies and Management)
  • 5-8 years work experience in procurements, preferably in a donor/grant funded non-profit organization.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to translate this knowledge into policies and procedures within AWF.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to handle challenging situations quickly, accurately, and cordially.
  • Strong management and mentoring skills, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Strong level of competence with Excel, accounting/information systems.
  • Professional demeanor with an unwavering commitment to honesty and integrity.
  • Strong team commitment and drive for personal and organizational achievement.
A professional operating environment with latitude to innovate and deliver value as well as a competitive reward package is available to the right person who shares an interest in AWF’s mission and core values.

If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please electronically send a cover letter, your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

AWF is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply

Closing Date: January 3, 2011

For further information on the position and AWF, please

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