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KEMRI Senior Supply Chain Management Assistant Kenyan Job Vacancies

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The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in Kenya. KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and service delivery”.

KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:-



Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • taking part in sourcing, supplier evaluation/rating, inviting offers, negotiations and contracting;
  • taking part in compiling and evaluation of Tenders;
  • drafting communication of outcomes of procurement evaluations and service delivery;
  • drafting of procurement and disposal programs, plans, strategies and budgets; iinspecting utilization and stock of supplies;
  • providing support to end users on procurement guidelines; rreviewing of tender and contract documents;
  • preparing tender opening minutes and register;
  • safeguarding of tender documents and coding samples;
  • reviewing preparation of technical specifications; reviewing of tender and contract documents before approval;
  • undertaking research to support procurement decisions;
  • implementing procurement plans and processing requisitions;
  • mentoring and guiding procurement personnel; drafting bid awards;
  • drafting tender advertising notices; and
  • Verifying payment documents for goods and services delivered to the Institute by suppliers


For appointment to this grade an officer must have:-

  • Minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience;
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management or any other equivalent qualification from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or any other recognized institution
  • Membership to Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM);
  • Demonstrated work performance and results;
  • Proficiency in computer application; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Key skills and Competencies

  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Professionalism
  • Ethical skills
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Attention to detail and quality orientation skills

How to Apply

Terms of Employment: A six (6) months contract, as per KEMRI Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual with a probation period for the first three (3) months.

All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website

E-Recruitment Portal on or before 11th May 2021 latest 5.00 p.m.

 KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity; persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such request immediately.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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