Procurement Officer Job in Kenya

Job Summary

Reviewing, recording and prioritizing purchasing requests and obtaining additional information/documentation as required; providing assistance to requisitions in preparing scope of work and specifications of goods and services; proposing product substitutions consistent with requirements to achieve cost savings; determining the availability of funding sources.

Oversee the program procurement function to ensure that all procurement is undertaken as per laid down laws, rules and regulations, while enforcing transparency and accountability in the procurement process to ensure value for money.

Roles & Responsibilities

Provide technical leadership to drive the implementation of procurement and supplies policies and plans aimed at cost effective acquisition of high quality, materials, goods and services.

Prepare weekly/biweekly Procurement follow up and updating the procurement plans as directed by the Senior Procurement Officer

Develop detailed tender specifications and performance standards to facilitate procurement of capital equipment,Goods and services in strict compliance with the organizations approved policy as well as donor requirements

Develop and implement CIHEB Procurement strategies and policies

Provide oversight to sourcing in support of project activities and conduct training on procurement, sourcing, contracting responsibilities, ethics and general guidelines on property management.

Examine and re-evaluate existing contracts in line with performance.

Perform risk analysis regarding supply contracts and agreements.

Ensures project procurements are conducted within the stipulated timelines (timely project procurements)

Review, update, interpret and implement existing procurement regulations, procedures and systems; prepare and ensure implementation of the procurement manual.

Ensure timely and efficient implementation of procurement strategy and ensure that departmental performance targets are set and achieved.

Oversee the maintenance and safeguarding of procurement records and documents.

Monitor contract management by user departments to ensure implementation of contracts in accordance with terms and conditions of the contract.


Degree in Purchasing and Supply/CIPS Level 6, Master’s degree will be an added advantage

Member of KISM

Knowledge of USG procurement regulations

Familiarity with the Kenya Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act

Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in health supply chains on donor-funded programs, e.g. HIV, Malaria, etc.

How To Apply

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to on or before 14th February 2024. Applicants are advised to include the title on the subject line.

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB)-Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.