Trans Nzoia County - County Director (Supply Chain Management Services Jobs in Kenya

Trans Nzoia County - County Director (Supply Chain Management Services Jobs in Kenya


  • The Director Supply Chain Management Services will be responsible to the Chief Officer, County Treasury the procurement of goods and services at the optimal price and delivery cycle, and the disposal of County assets , to ensure value for money and the management of contracts between the County and third parties.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Policy development and interpretation on supply chain management;

  • Advising the Chief Officer, Finance on matters on Supply Chain Management;

  • Guiding the overall Supply Chain Management policy and management;

  • Issuing administrative guidelines on implementation and interpretation of the Act, Regulations and other statutes;

  • Introducing modern inventory management techniques and approaches;

  • Implementation of e-government procurement strategies;

  • Guiding research and development;

  • Interpretation of international trade agreements/policies related to procurement;

  • Participating in negotiations in matters pertaining to Supply Chain Management;

  • Providing overall guidance on the framework and consortium buying;

  • Guiding public-private partnerships and concessioning in infrastructure and specialized services;

  • Participating in government asset management;

  • Implementing inventory management information system;

  • Providing guidance and approvals of policy and procedure manuals;

  • Liaising with other financial management functions, providing overall guidance on contract design and management;

  • Guiding disposal of county government inventory and other assets;

  • Advising on procurement reviews filed against departments;

  • Advising on quality assurance on goods, works and services;

  • Management, training and development of Supply Chain Management personnel; and representing the Chief Officer in relevant meetings on procurement matters.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer shall be a member of a recognized Purchasing and Supplies Management professional body and must have: -

  • Served in the grade of Senior Assistant Director, Supply Chain Management Services or a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Purchasing and
    Supply Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Law or any other relevant qualification from a recognized
    institution;

  • Masters Degree in any of the following:- Purchasing and Supply Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Logistics, Entrepreneurship, law or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Attended a strategic leadership course lasting at least three (3) months at a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capacities and initiative in the general organization and management of the supply chain management function and possess a thorough understanding of supply chain management issues and emerging trends and techniques; and

  • Understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and the ability to translate them into supply chain management policies and programmes.

  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    In addition to the above requirements, a Director must have the following key competencies:

  • A high degree of professional and administrative competence and leadership qualities required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of management programmes;

  • A thorough understanding of national goals, policies and ability to articulate, interpret and translate them to supply chain functions;

  • Ability to build and sustain networks management; and

  • Personal integrity, a strong commitment to openness, honesty and inclusiveness; demonstrating tolerance, approachability and capacity to inspire trust in others.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Trans Nzoia County - County Director (Supply Chain Management Services Jobs in Kenya


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