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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 23, 2024
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    The Kenya National Examinations Council (also referred to as KNEC or the Council) was established in 1980 under the Kenya National Examinations Council Act Cap 225A of the Laws of Kenya. This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012. KNEC was established to take over the functions previously undertaken by the d...
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    Principal Supply Chain Management Officer - 1 Post

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

    • Implementing procurement strategies, policies, and procedures;
    • Implementing the annual procurement and disposal plans;
    • Providing secretariat services to committees incidental to the procurement of goods and services, and disposal of assets;
    • Ensuring procured goods, services, and works are as per specifications;
    • Raising purchase orders for goods works and services and forwarding for approval;
    • Initiating payment processing for goods, works, and services rendered and following up to ensure payment;
    • Carrying out market surveys to inform procurement decisions;
    • Preparing contract documents and contract modifications;
    • Maintaining, safeguarding, and archiving procurement documents and records;
    • Maintaining and updating the pre-qualified suppliers list and contract management register;
    • Coordinating suppliers’ performance appraisals.

    Person Specifications
    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    • At least eight (8) years of cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at the supervisory level;
    • Master’s Degree in Procurement and Logistics Management, Commerce, Business Administration (Supplies Management Option), or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelor's Degree in Procurement and Logistics Management, Commerce, Business Administration (Supplies Management Option), or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; OR Bachelor's degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Supplies Management/Logistics and Procurement Management from a recognized institution;
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) of good standing;
    • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
    • Proficiency in computer application;
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

    Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

    • Integrity;
    • Analytical skills;
    • Communication and reporting skills;
    • Mentoring, coaching, and leadership skills;
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
    • Team player.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should fill and submit the Application for Employment Form KNEC 2A– (External applicants) and Application for Employment Form KNEC 2B– (Internal applicants), an application letter, accompanied by certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees, on or before 23rd April, 2024 to the address below:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya National Examinations Council
    New Mitihani House, South C
    P.O Box 73598-00200


    • The Council will only contact the shortlisted candidates and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification;
    • Successful applicants offered employment will be required to submit clearance under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
    • KNEC Grade 2 and Grade 3 positions are on 5-year contract terms of service and renewal is subject to performance;
    • KNEC is an equal opportunity employer and people living with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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