Procurement Officer

Procurement Officer

Insurance Regulatory Authority Of Kenya (Ira)

Procurement Officer

Details of the offer

Responsible for ensuring that procurement and supplies processes are carried out effectively andefficiently to achieve the Authority’s objectives.
Education and knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Business, Social Sciences or related field

Post Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or equivalent;

Must be a registered member of KISM or CIPS or any other relevant professional body and

Proficiency in ICT

Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position;

Specialist knowledge and diverse experience in procurement and supply chain management;

Knowledge of Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015, Regulations; and

Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals.


Planning and Implementation
Plan, coordinate and execute timely and quality procurement operations.

Ensure procurement of goods, services and works are done in strict compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and its attendant Regulations.

Develop, ensure implementation, review and monitor the department’s Standard Operating Procedures and ensure that they are in conformance with the Public Procurement & Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and its attendant Regulations, Authority’s Procurement & Disposal Procedures Manual and ISO processes.

Supply Chain Management

Prepare periodic reports for review and submission to the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA).

Prepare annual and revised procurement and disposal plans for the Authority in liaison with departmental heads.

Maintain an up-to date database records of suppliers and the various lead times.

Undertake supplier rating and appraisal and conduct regular market provisions of Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015. surveys.

Manage the procurement records in accordance with the Designing and implementing an effective procurement records management, retention and disposal programs.

Liaise with the Finance Department to ensure timely processing of payments to suppliers of goods, services and works.

Tenders Management

Prepare tender documents in liaison with the user departments to facilitate procurement of capital equipment, goods, services and works.

Prepare LPO’s, LSO’s, Notification of awards and contract agreements for all tender awards of goods, works and service as well as regret letters to unsuccessful bidders.

Responsible for tender box opening.

Perform the duties of Secretary to Tender Opening Committee, Tender Evaluation Committee and other procurement committees

Keep track of tenders, quotations in progress and generating status reports.

Stores Management

Manage the stores functions on receipt, issues, storage, safety and delivery by maintaining stock levels and stores records.

Undertake regular stock taking and make reports accordingly.

Observe and maintain the re-order levels and economic quantities as a way of forecasting stores requirements and advice the Manager, Procurement accordingly for action and ensure no stockouts

Receive goods and supplies and verify information on delivery notes and supply requisitions in order to establish the accuracy of orders. In addition, issues goods and supplies against approved requisition orders

Coordinate cost-effective disposal of assets in accordance with Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015

Procure and supply office working tools, equipment, furniture and stationery and ensuring their regular service and maintenance as per the service contracts

Any other tasks:

Participate in various committees in the Authority

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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  • Purchase – Logistics – Transportation / Purchasing - Suppliers