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Procurement and Supply Chain Manager Job in Kenya

Kenyatta University is in the process of opening a new state of the art Hospital - Kenyatta University Hospital (KUH) in line with the University Strategic Plan and the Government Vision 2030 Development Plan.

The Hospital aspires to meet the health needs of all Kenyans as well as regional and global citizens. The hospital will also offer training of highly skilled medical personnel while carrying out biomedical research. 

To this end the University seeks to employ a highly qualified and self-driven person to the following position:

Procurement and Supply Chain Manager

Reporting to the Deputy Director Administration, the Procurement and Supply Chain Manager will oversee, coordinate and provide procurement and supply chain management services, and advise the hospital executive on the same at KUH.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee and ensure planning for the procurement all the assets and resources required in the hospital in collaboration and coordination with other heads of sections and units and thus contribute to its overall strategic planning of the hospital.
  • Oversee and ensure the distribution of all assets, goods and services whenever needed in different sections and units in order to facilitate timely delivery of quality clinical referral, research and training services in the hospital.
  • Interpret the procurement component of the comprehensive strategic plan and make short and long term operationalization plan for its implementation within the allocate budget in the hospital.
  • Oversee and facilitate, in collaboration with the section heads, forecasting and planning for material needs of different sections in the hospital so as to facilitate their effective distribution in the hospital.
  • Conduct market research, in order to establish availability, value and prices of different commodities required in the hospital in order to prepare for procurement before they are needed in the hospital.
  • Coordinate all the procurement and supply chain management functions in the hospital and represent the section and its pertinent matters to the executive and other stakeholders of the hospital.
  • Formulate procurement and supply chain management systems/models, policies and procedures for the hospital within the framework of the established public procurement policies and practices.
  • Ensure that the procurement and supply chain management section of the hospital has all human and non-human resources required to offer procurement and supply chain services in the hospital.
  • Participate in the recruitment and induction, and disciplinary action and processes of procurement and supply chain management section staff within the established policies and procedures in collaboration with the human resource section in the hospital.
  • Supervise procurement and supply chain management section staff together with their services in the hospital, to ensure that they offer timely procurement and supply chain services within the expected standards, complying with the established policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of staff in procurement and supply chain management section for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital.
  • Ensure and provide procurement and supply chain management advisory service to the hospital executive and other sections and units and other stakeholders through the appropriate media.
  • Liaise with government agencies such as the treasury to ensure that procurement and supply chain management practices in the hospital complies with established public procurement polies and practices.
  • Oversee and coordinate monitoring and evaluation of progress and achievement of the procurement and supply chain management section’s programs, procedures, processes and services in the hospital, and prepare and disseminate periodic reports appropriately.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain or Business Sciences from a recognized institution
  • Masters’ Degree in Management with Procurement option from a recognized institution
  • At least five years’ working experience as a Procurement (and Supply Chain) Manager in a similar level organization.
  • Registration with accredited relevant regulatory or professional body
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of IFMIS
  • Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
Additional Skills / Requirements
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Team building skills
  • Observation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
Terms of Service: The terms for the above position includes a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.
Applicants and Referees should write directly to:
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, 1st November 2016.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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