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  • Posted: May 25, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 23, 2023
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    The Communications Authority of Kenya is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya. Established in 1999 by the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, the Authority is responsible for facilitating the development of the Information and Communications sectors including; broadcasting, multimedia, telecommunications, electronic ...
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    Director Supply Chain Management

    Ref. D/SCM/2023

    Job Summary:

    • Under the supervision of the Director General, the Director Supply Chain Management will serve as the Head of Procurement for the Authority to perform the roles of the office as defined in law. 
    • This role requires top notch expertise in public procurement in Kenya, and better understanding of the governing legal instruments in the field. 
    • The successful candidate will play the role of supply chain facilitator to enable dependent departments in the Authority achieve their objectives in the most efficient and effective manner.
    • Oversee the supply chain processes in procurement, stores/inventory management and contract management as well as advising the Authority on the interpretation and application of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Law.
    • Advise the Authority in the formulation and development of policies, plans and strategies in the areas of supply chain.
    • Ensuring compliance with the procurement and asset disposal Law.
    • Prepare Annual Procurement and Asset Disposal Plan in line with the Law and monitortheir implementation.
    • Provide procurement professional opinions to the Accounting Officer on all procurement contracts for goods, works, services and consultancies.
    • Provide professional advice to the Authority as required in relation to procurement and asset disposal processes.
    • Implement the Supply Chain strategies and report in line with policies, processes and procedures to senior management team and Board of Directors.
    • Oversee the management of inventory, stores and assets in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Authority and the National Treasury.
    • Prepare statutory and administrative procurement and asset disposal reports as required by the Authority and other Government bodies.
    • Oversee contract management to ensure conformity with the contract terms and conditions of contract, and reports to the Accounting Officer on any significant departures from the terms and conditions of the contract.
    • Maintain an approved list of registered suppliers and develop a mechanism of continually updating it.
    • Build the capacity of the Authority through training and culture-change programme in Capacity building in public sector supply chain management.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related degree from a recognized university. Master’s degree is preferred.
    • Minimum of 12 years of experience preferably in supply chain management and at least four (4) years of which in a management role position in the public service or private sector.
    • Professional qualification and full membership of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or CIPs.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya (2010).

    Key Competencies:

    • In-depth knowledge and demonstrable experience of public sector procurement laws in Kenya.
    • Proven experience in formulating and implementing public sector procurement and disposal of assets in a complex work environment. 
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical issues and develop practical solutions relating to procurement.
    • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team of professionals.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and negotiate with both internal and external stakeholders at various levels.
    • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives and deadlines.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a volatile and dynamic environment

    Method of Application

    The Authority offers a competitive package in line with its Human Resource Policies and Procedures and Public Service Guidelines.
    Director level appointments shall be for a five (5) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory 
    performance while the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management shall be for three (3) years. The rest of the positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
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    Documents to be submitted by the applicants
    Applications should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following documents: -

    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
    • Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
    • Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC). 
    • A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
    • The Self-Declaration form from the EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied for.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
    Submission of Applications
    The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:

    The Director General
    Communications Authority of Kenya
    P.O. Box 14448
    Nairobi 00800.

    Applicants are invited to submit applications via email address: by Friday, 23rd June, 2023 at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time.
    The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans including Persons Living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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