Chemonics Procurement and Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Chemonics Procurement and Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

General Summary and Background:

The purpose of the Afya Ugavi Activity under the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management project is to address the supply chain and health commodity systems strengthening needs of the family health, malaria and HIV∕ AIDS programs within Kenya.

This will be directed through technical assistance (TA) at both national and county level. The task order will support the Ministry of Health (MOH) Department of Family Health (DFH), National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP). This position is contingent on award.

Job Summary:

The incumbent will be responsible for the efficient coordination, management and operations of administrative and procurement functions at the Activity.

He/She will be well versed with general administration and procurement guidelines. S/He will ensure close functional collaboration with other unit staff to enhance efficiency provision of services and accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Actively participate in prequalification of suppliers, conducting the due diligence, negotiate blanket purchase agreements and maintain an updated list of suppliers.
  • Processing requisitions for the procurement of goods and services, including requesting for quotations, preparing and facilitating approval of quotations analysis report, and issuing Local
  • Purchase Orders (LPOs)/contracts/agreements.
  • Ensure that all selected suppliers are prequalified, or the necessary justifications are submitted for any purchases outside the list of prequalified suppliers.
  • Place orders with the selected suppliers and follow up on the delivery of good and services, as per the order specification.
  • Track the status of all procurement transactions in the Procurement tracker
  • Liaise with Finance team to process payments for all goods delivered and services rendered.
  • Maintain proper procurement records, including electronic and hardcopy procurement files for each purchase and tracking the usage of suppliers.
  • Support the M&E team with the evaluation on supplier’s reliability, quality, prices of goods/services, terms & conditions, after-sales services, and submit reports to the Supervisor.
  • Ensure that all procurement activities are strictly adhering to Chemonics Procurement policies and guidelines.


  • To be responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Make relevant hotel reservations and liaise with other suppliers as appropriate.
  • Flight Bookings & management, ensure that bookings are made on the most competitive fare that is value for money.
  • Coordinate local staff movement. i.e. Organize pick up and drop off for staff who arrive and depart from other countries
  • Perform other day-to-day administrative duties at the Nairobi office

    Qualification and competencies

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management, Business administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in CIPS/KISM.
  • Have three (3) years minimum working experience in equivalent capacity.
  • Sound knowledge and experience with donor rules and regulations i.e USAID.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels (written and verbal)
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment is a must.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and high levels of professionalism.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Chemonics Procurement and Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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