Purchasing Officer - Workshop

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Logistic Centre in Nairobi (Industrial Area) is seeking an experienced & motivated individual to fill the position of a Purchasing Officer

The Requirements

  • ‘O’ level or its equivalent;
  • Be a diploma holder from a recognized institution in relation with Purchasing and Supply chain management;
  • 5 years experience in a similar position with a large recognised organisation in the Purchasing and Supply unit;
  • Must have a good command of the English language (both written & oral);
  • Computer literate;
  • Previous working experience with NGO’s, or an international charitable organisations is an added advantage.

    The Profile

  • Good team spirit, Flexible, Open minded, Good Leadership skills, Able to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.

    The Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all workshop purchases and their quality control management as per the ICRC’S specifications;
  • Update all documentation in relation to purchase orders, ACCPAC, comparison tables as per the laid down ICRC’S procedures;
  • Follow up of all purchased items for other delegations and ensuring they reach the destination in good condition including export materials;
  • Accountable for handling of petty cash in co-ordination with the Regional Fleet Manager;
  • Source appropriate suppliers, prepare and distribute invitations to tender, manage all aspects of bid/proposal evaluations and make recommendations for finalization of purchases and award of contracts in accordance with ICRC standards & Ethic, regulations and procedures;
  • Ensure that the spare part emergency stock is always at the level defined by the Vehicle fleet manager
  • Resolve problems related to delivered goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and quantities shipped or received;
  • Maintain contacts with the field for technical advise, ensuring exchange of views in regard to purchasing procedures, standard item selection, quality assurance as well as specifications for new products and equipment in the market;
  • Ensure there is smooth flow of information with the relevant departments in the supply chain of the organization.

    Please submit your application to the below address, enclosing a detailed curriculum vitae, telephone contact, current remuneration and full details of three referees to;

    The Human Resources Office.

    International Committee of the Red Cross

    Logistics Centre,

    P.O. Box 34071-00100 (G.P.O)


    Deadline: 02 September

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