Director Supply Chain Management Vacancy

Taita Taveta County

Job Description

The Taita Taveta County Public Service Board invites applications from suitable and qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:


3. CPSB/TTC/003/2018


Number of Posts: One (1)

Terms of Service: 5 (Five) Years Contract

(a) Duties and Responsibilities

The officer will Head the Supply Chain Management Services Directorate in the County. He will be reporting to the County Chief Officer Finance and Planning.

Specific duties will involve:

(I). Initiating policy review on procedures, rules and regulations; ensuring preparation of procurement plans in the Ministries/Departments;

(II). Operationalization of e-government procurement strategies and inventory management; advising on outsourcing of the procurement and disposal function and other goods and services;

(III). Participating in development and preparation of specific Ministerial /Departmental procurement and inventory manuals;

(IV). Providing guidelines on safety and security in storage;

(V). Ensuring timely disclosure of information on procurement opportunities and awarded contracts;

(VI). Ensuring cordial supplier relationships; preparing budgets and work plans; developing and reviewing performance targets and agreements;

(VII). Participating in negotiations with suppliers of goods, works and services;

(VIII). Reviewing of contract documents; maintaining of professional standards and practices in the procurement function; dissemination of market and financial information;

(IX). Participating in project design and implementation; and designing of training programmes for Supply Chain Management personnel.

(b) 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: –

(I). Served in the grade of Deputy Director, Supply Chain Management Services JG Q for a nminimum period of three (3) years or comparable and relevant position in the Public

Service or relevant working experience of not less than five (5) years in a comparable relevant position in the Private Sector,

(II). Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management from a recognized university or any Business degree with a Post Graduate diploma in Purchasing and Supplies


(III). Attended a Strategic Leadership/Management course lasting at least four (4) months at a recognized Institution (added advantage);

(IV). Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Purchasing and Supply Management, Logistics, Business Administration, Commerce, Entrepreneurship, or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution (added advantage); and

(V). MUST be registered with Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM);

(VI). Demonstrated professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of the Supply Chain Management function and possess thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management issues and emerging trends and techniques;

(VII). Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key competencies:

i. High degree of professional competence and administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and co-ordination of supply chain management programmes;

ii. ability to articulate, interpret supply chain goals, policies and programmes and relate them to supply chain functions;

iii. ability to build and sustain networks management; and

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

All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to:

The Secretary/CEO

County Public Service Board

Private Bag


Or hand delivered at the Board offices Ground floor Maghamba Plaza, Opposite Kenya Power

offices, Voi.

Important information

– Candidates must attach a clear copy of their national identity card or valid passport.

– The applications with copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials should reach the County Public Service Board on or before 4.30 PM on Friday 22nd June,2018

– Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

– Youth, women and persons with special needs are encouraged to apply.

Candidates found canvassing will automatically be disqualified.



Dated: Friday 25th May, 2018