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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 9, 2023
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    Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the national, voluntary membership organization representing publicly supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics in Canada and internationally. Known previously as the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), CICan continues to champion the innovations, applied research, international develo...
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    Procurement Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintain Procurement Standards and Promote Compliance: Maintain procurement standard operating procedures in compliance with corporate policies, contractual terms, donor’s regulations and other requirements as well as ensure that team members are aware of and understand procurement policies and procedures and support compliance of the same.
    • Coordinate Procurement Planning: Provide information for the development of procurement plans and strategies across the CICan Office in Kenya.
    • Supplier Selection: Develop criteria for supplier screening, evaluation and shortlist.
    • Supplier Database: Maintain a database of pre-qualified suppliers as per procurement guidelines, as well as track contractual agreements.
    • RFQs: Develop specifications for various requirements to be included in request for proposals and requests for quotes, solicit quotes and proposals from vendors. Prepare bid documents, evaluation matrix, and bid analysis.
    • Negotiations: Identify key negotiation parameters for procurements pertaining to the industry, supplier cost and quality data to aid the evaluation and negotiation of payments and credit terms for all suppliers.
    • Procurement Documentation: Prepare procurement documentation such as requests for proposals, requests for quotes, bid documents, purchase orders, terms and conditions, and supplier and consultant contracts. Finalize purchase orders and contracts for approval in line with delegated signature authority.
    • **Record keeping:**Maintain files for each procurement with related documents such as purchase orders, quotations, correspondence, evaluations, Goods Received Notes and any other accountable documents. In addition, ensure that all documentation pertaining to each procurement is complete before making payment requisition requests.
    • Quality of Goods & Services: Maintain vendor quality standards by ensuring delivered items match required quality, quantity and scope, resolve delivery or performance issues, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received. Ensure the equipment purchased is delivered on time and is assembled at place of delivery, if needed.
    • Reporting: Prepare periodic project procurement reports for each project with a focus on: RFQ, PO and contract procurements, spend analysis, vendor, category, unit spend and any other relevant metrics.
    • Custodian of Assets: Maintain asset management records and accounts for all property that is provided, purchased, or acquired for project activities. Maintain a custodial receipt system for property that is issued to project personnel, Kenya Office staff or retained in storage.
    • Guidance on Policies: Provide supervisor with timely technical advice and recommendations on the full range of procurement issues.
    • Document Templates & Terms: Use contract terms, conditions and clauses, and requirements in accordance with CICan corporate policies. Document any related standard templates to ensure clarity to processes and procedures as well as protect the interest of the organization.
    • Perform other duties as needed.


    • Fluency in English and Swahili.
    • Kenyan citizen or legally permitted to work in Kenya. Note: CICan will not provide a work permit or sponsor individuals.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Procurement and/or Supply Chain, Business Administration, Commerce or any other business-related degree. Professional qualification in purchasing / Diploma from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) or equivalent certification.
    • Minimum five years of experience in Procurement and Inventory Control in Kenya.
    • Some working experience working in a donor-funded program environment of an NGO will be an asset.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective linkages with both internal and external partners.
    • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a team.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information.
    • Demonstrated punctuality, attention to detail, professionalism, patience, and an overall outgoing and positive attitude.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, exhibiting grace under pressure, able to bring together diverse groups of people.
    • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities concurrently.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
    • Professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the CICan’s values.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV with three references as one PDF file not exceeding 8 pages to email address with the title on the subject line, Procurement Officer. The deadline for receiving applications is 09th April 2023 at 5 p.m.

    Phone calls or in-person visits will not be accepted. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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