UNESCO Chief Supplies Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNESCO Chief Supplies Officer Jobs in Kenya

Function of the Supplies services

  • This Division exists to perform the following functions: development of procurement policies, strategies and plans; procurement planning and budgeting; controlling purchasing
    budgets; managing products specifications; management of vendors and suppliers; acquisition of goods and services; inventory custody and management; negotiation and
    contract management; market research and analysis; management of assets disposal;
    ensuring regulatory compliance and procurement reporting.


    This Officer will be responsible for managing the Commission’s Library. The Office holder will be expected to perform the following duties;

  • Ensure the achievement of the functions and objectives of the Supply Chain Management mandate;

  • Coordinate the day to day business of the Supply Chain Management Division.

  • Coordinate the preparation of the overall annual procurement plans;

  • Assist to formulate, execute and communicate the Commission’s procurement policies, strategies, plans and performance contracts and establish proper internal controls

  • Provide leadership to staff and ensure that the Division’s management structures are effective

  • Ensure the development of all Supply Chain Policy papers and provide follow up activities as may be required.

  • Coordinate the establishment of effective administrative structures, processes and
    systems in the Division;

  • Provide regular communication to the Secretary General/CEO on key technical, financial, administrative and partnerships matters related to the procurement function;

  • Coordinate stakeholders and the enhancement of the Division’s corporate image

  • Monitor and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality
    service delivery.

  • Advise the Commission on the best procurement practices which promote good corporate relations;

  • Oversee the efficient working of the procurement Committees and ensure regulatory
    compliance and reporting

  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Job specifications

    Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the
    following fields namely; Business Administration (Supplies Mgt Option), Commerce,
    Marketing, Economics, Statistics, Procurement and Supplies Management Law from a recognized and accredited institution;

  • A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Procurement or Supplies Management from a recognized institution;

  • Be a member of a registered supply chain professional body


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the relevant field or profession two (2) of which should be at a comparable middle management level or is currently serving in an equivalent position in a similar organization for a minimum period of three years

  • Demonstrated competence within the supply chain unit of an organization

  • A self motivated individual with the ability to work independently

  • Have good industry knowledge and experience of government supply chain processes and procedures

  • Demonstrate knowledge of government procurement legislations and policies affecting the institution

  • Possession of good knowledge of ethics, governance and procurement operations of State Corporations

    Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical skills;

  • Ability to multi task;

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Team player, resourceful, flexible, have
    integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on
    leadership and integrity.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNESCO Chief Supplies Officer Jobs in Kenya

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