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Assistant Manager / Head of Procurement (1)

Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya.

Reporting to the Director Corporate Services , the Assistant Manager / Head of Procurement is responsible for the Management of the supply chain function at the Authority which includes procurement of goods, works and services, disposal of obsolete, unserviceable and surplus stores, inventory management and contract management; coordinating all procurement activities thereof and coordinating the internal monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain function to ensure compliance with Public Procurement Laws, Regulations and Practices.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leading and managing the procurement function while ensuring governance and compliance with the public procurement regulations, including;
  • Development, facilitation, implementation, monitoring & review of procurement plans;
  • Developing and streamlining the procurement function in line with and in compliance to the Public Procurement Act 2005;
  • Develop, review, facilitate and implement management initiatives for cost reduction plans;
  • Undertake contracts negotiation, review and management in conjunction with the respective directors and heads of departments;
  • Performs secretarial role to the Authority’s Tender Committee and Disposal Committee;
  • Coordinate the preparation of tenders for advertisement , opening and evaluation;
  • Recommend a negotiating team for appointment by the Accounting Officer where negotiations are allowed by the Act and Regulations and participate in such negotiations;
  • Monitor contract management by user departments to ensure implementation of contracts in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contracts;
  • Advise the Authority on aggregation of procurement to promote economies of scale;
  • Prepare and submit to the PPOA ( Public Procurement Oversight Authority) quarterly procurement reports as required;
  • Coordinate preparation of the Authority’s Annual procurement Plans;
  • Provide information, as required for any petition or investigation to debar a Tenderer or any investigation under review procedures;
  • Liaise with PPOA and other bodies on matters related to procurement;
  • Advise directorates and staff on all matters to do with procurement of goods and services in line with the provisions of the Procurement Act and the Regulations.

    Academic qualifications

  • Degree in Commerce, Economics or Supplies Management;
  • Relevant Masters Degree is added Advantage. Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management;
  • Minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience with 3 years at senior level;
  • Knowledge of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations;
  • High level of attention to detail, high integrity, good analytical and report writing skills; effective interpersonal skills, materials management skills, negotiation skills, record keeping skills, customer relations and computer skills.

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application, including your current curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, salary history, three referees (one of who must be either your current or previous employer), day telephone number, e-mail address and details of your current salary and benefits to:

    Chief Executive
    Capital Markets Authority
    P.O Box 74800 – 00200
    NAIROBI

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    For complete job description and application, see: Capital Markets Authority Jobs

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