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Senior Procurement Officer Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Senior Procurement Officer
Ref: No. PO/03/11
Department / Section:Procurement Office
Reports To: Chief Procurement Officer
Job Purpose: Follow through the procurement processes and allocate work to the Procurement Officers.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Prepare, advertise and distribute procurement documents (invitations to tender, expressions of interest, notices of awards etc)
§  Maintain and update a register of all awarded contracts in order to monitor payments, track expiry dates and advise user departments appropriately.
§  Maintain and safeguard procurement documents
§  Prepare and issues rejection letters
§  Participate in the evaluation of tenders, quotations and notices
§  Allocate work to Procurement Officers
§  Act as Secretary to the procurement committee
Qualifications
§  A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field such as supplies management, business administration, commerce, economics from a recognized University
§  Final Diploma in Supplies management(Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or from a Government Training Institute)
§  Member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
Experience
§  5 years experience in procurement activities in a busy procurement office, preferably in the public sector.
§  Experience in World Bank funded procurements will be an added advantage.
Knowledge and skills
§  Knowledge of the public procurement & disposal regulations
§  Good understanding of the various procurement needs of different functional areas and departments
§  Ability to follow through procurement procedures accurately and timely
§  Supervisory skills, delegating and monitoring work of subordinates
§  Good communication skills to maintain good relationships with user departments
§  Computer literacy
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100
Nairobi
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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