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  • Senior Manager, Procurement Supply Chain Management at Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)

  • Posted on: 9 October, 2019 Deadline: 22 October, 2019
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  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).  It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody. It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:-


    Senior Manager, Procurement Supply Chain Management


    Job Description

    Reporting to the Director General, the job holder will be responsible for the formulation and implementation of logistics and supply chain Management policies and strategies aimed at achieving set objectives. He/she will ensure
    procurement of the right quantity, quality of goods/services at the right time and at competitive prices and ensure that the purchasing procedures are strictly adhered to as per the laid down policy.


    • Revising and implementing a reporting system to inform user Departments the position of their requirement and ensuring that materials are ordered as per the required specifications, standards and within acceptable periods;
    • Preparing and implementing procurement plans;
    • Monitoring current market trends, procurement regulations and
      advising Management accordingly.
    • Coordinating suppliers registration and appraisals (Vendor rating)
    •  Preparing Professional opinions and recommending award of contract;
    • Ensuring procurement of quality materials and services at competitive
    •  Appraising, reviewing and implementing procurement policies;
    •  Implementing the Public Procurement Act and Regulations at the Bureau;
    •  Preparing and submitting statutory Quarterly reports to the Procurement Oversight bodies;
    • Implementing risk management systems within the Division;
    •  Developing annual work plans and related budgets for the Division;
    • Implementing performance management activities;
    • Ensuring that the Quality Management System is implemented accordingly;
    • Supervising and managing staff within the Division;
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.


    • Served in the grade of Manager, Supply Chain Management or equivalent position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or any other related degree from a recognized institution;
    •  A Bachelor’s degree in purchasing and supply management, logistics management, Commerce or any other related degree from a recognized institution;
    •  A holder of a post graduate professional qualification in supply chain management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    • A member of a recognized professional body such as the Kenya Institute of Supplies management(KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply(CIPS) ;
    • A licensed supply chain management or procurement practitioner by a recognized professional body such as KISM;
    • Must have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program from a recognized institution;
    • Must be adept with appropriate computer skills;
    • Must have working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting;
    • Must have analytical, financial and human resource management skills;
    • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
    • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit the following documents:-
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Credit Reference Bureau Certificate
    • A current Certificate of Good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    • Clearance Certificate from HELB
    • Clearance from EACC

    Method of Application

    Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6 which is available on the KNBS website www.knbs.or.ke accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials. The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

    The Director General
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
    P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
    Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 102

    Applications can also be sent to the email address careers@knbs.or.ke

    Applications must be received not later than 22nd October, 2019 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





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