Procurement Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

National Cereals And Produce Board

Job Description
National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) is a state corporation that procures and manages the Country’s Strategic Food Reserve (SFR) stocks and distributes GoK-subsidized Fertiliser and Relief Food. It also trades commercially in various grain and related products and services. NCPB would like to recruit suitably qualified and competent persons to fill the below vacant positions on three-year fixed-term contract:

4. Manager, Procurement (Job Group D2)

Job Purpose (Role)

The jobholder provides leadership for managing NCPB’s procurement function. S/he procures goods, services and works in line with the legal guidelines and approved procurement plan.

Functions / Key Results Expected

The Jobholder is responsible to:

a) Interpret, implement and enforce the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, Regulations, systems and procedures.

b) Management of tenders, negotiation, selection of suppliers and contracting.

c) Co-ordinate reporting of required procurements to PPOA.

d) Report of procurement undertakings to PPOA.

e) Co-ordinate pre-qualification of suppliers.

f) Signatory to all relevant procurement documents

g) Take action on Audit queries related to Procurement section.

h) Accountable for internal and external audit queries.

i) Draft internal guidelines, interpret, implement and enforce the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act, Regulations, systems and procedures.

j) Consolidate user departments’ annual plans and co-ordinate approval of the aggregate annual procurement plan by the Board of Directors.

k) Management of tenders, negotiations, selection of suppliers and contracting.

l) Report procurement undertakings to Management and PPOA

m) Co-ordinate pre-qualification of suppliers

n) Interpret contract provisions and review contracts for accuracy and changes prior to bid and renewal

o) Provide liaison between vendors, contractors, and the Board’s officials

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of NCPB including improved business results and client services. A forward-looking Procurement function impacts on the Board’s ability to satisfy internal customers’ needs for products that facilitate performance of their respective functions.

Qualifications and Experience

· A Bachelor’s degree in Procurement/Supply Chain Management or other business related field. A relevant masters degree an added advantage

· CIPS Graduate or equivalent

· Minimum of 10 years in Procurement, three (3) of which should be in the post of Assistant Manager or equivalent.

· Membership of CIPS or other relevant recognised professional body


Desired Competencies

· Planning & Organizing

· Leadership

· Management Control

· Commercial Awareness

· Decisiveness

· Interpersonal Sensitivity

· Strategic Perspective

· Adaptability

Other Requirements

· Police Clearance Certificate (Certificate of Good Conduct)

· Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Clearance Certificate.

· A Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

· A clearance certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

How to Apply

Applications together with a CV (that includes notable achievements, work experience, current remuneration, qualifications, names of three referees (two of whom must have supervised the candidate at some point while the other referee can be a colleague in the same professional field), telephone contact and email address copies of academic and professional certificates as well as relevant testimonials should be sent to the following address:

The Managing Director

National Cereals and Produce Board

P. O. BOX 30586 – 00100


The envelope clearly marked Ref: NCPB/MD/018/2 should be received not later than 30thJune 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please note that NCPB’s recruitment and selection practices are guided by the National Values and Principles of Governance and the Public Service Values and Principles as per Article 10 (2) and 252 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and best practice. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification