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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 16, 2022
  • Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) is a state corporation under the Ministry of Health established under the KEMSA Act 2013 whose mandate is: Procure, warehouse and distribute drugs and medical supplies for prescribed public health programs, the national strategic stock reserve, prescribed essential health packages and national referral hospitals ...
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    Deputy Director, Health Product Technology Planning and Market Research Services

    Job Ref. No KEMSA/HPT/2022/004

    Scope of Work /Duties /Responsibilities

    • Promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement in the department
    • Creating a team environment that supports transparent communication and ownership of responsibility.
    • Providing guidance and support while empowering the team to be innovative using their expertise and knowledge to make decisions.
    • Setting performance targets and monitor performance for all staff in the department
    • Providing career development, coaching, training and skill building for all staff in the HPT Planning & Market Research to meet both organizational and personal development goals
    • Ensuring the HPT supply chain processes are supporting sound financial practices and operational efficiencies.
    • Developing the supply chain budget with regular monitoring of actual expenditure against forecast and identifying opportunities for improvement.
    • Managing of inventory assets and controls; annual count/cycle counting
    • Coordinate supply planning through forecasting and preparation of procurement plans;
    • Providing oversight on inventory planning, forecasting, minimum order quantity, obsolete inventory strategy
    • Developing and review the HPT inventory management policy on a periodic basis
    • Ensuring accurate inventory management of HPT supply plan, schedule receipts;
    • Overseeing market research to inform procurement strategies
    • Ensuring levelling of warehouse and distribution resources to meet customer requirements
    • Leading cross functional projects across the business to effectively drive improvements in logistics costs and service delivery
    • Monitoring and evaluating key performance indicators in HPT planning and market research to ensure that customer/stakeholder requirements and supply chain metrics are met.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in the following disciplines: Business, Commerce, Health Care Management, Health Economics, Health Systems Management, Nursing, Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management, or any other related field from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s Degree in the following disciplines: Business, Health Economics, Supply Chain Management or another relevant field;
    • Membership to a professional body where applicable. Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Proficiency in computer applications.
    • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


    • A minimum period of ten (10) years in relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in a Supervisory position in the Public Service or Private Sector;

    Method of Application

    • Interested candidates are required to submit their duly filled application forms (available on in either hard or soft copy formats marked / referenced ‘Job Ref
    • Application for the specific Position should be stated .
    • Hard copy applications to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked / referenced clearly as above.
    • Interested candidates should not indicate their names on the envelope.
    • Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit certified true copies of certificates, testimonials, a detailed CV, and MUST fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and will be required to attach copies of the requisite documents during interviews.
    • Hard Copy Applications can be submitted physically or sent via postal mail and addressed to:

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Medical Supplies Authority
    Commercial Street Industrial Area
    P. O. Box 47715 – 00100

    • Soft copy applications can be sent via email to [email protected]
    • Online applications can be submitted via All applications should be submitted and received on or before: 17:00hrs on August 16, 2022.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) on to apply

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