Principal Supply Chain Management Officer

at Kirinyaga County
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted April 14, 2021
Category Logistics
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Kirinyaga County borders Nyeri County, Murang’a County and Embu County.It covers an area of 1,478.1 square kilometers. The county lies between 1,158 metres and 5,380 metres above sea level in the South and at the Peak of Mt. Kenya respectively. Mt. Kenya which lies on the northern side greatly influences the landscape of the county as well as other topographical features. The snow melting from the mountain forms the water tower for the rivers that drain in the county and other areas that lie south and west of the county. The county can be divided into three ecological zones; the lowland areas, the midland areas and the highlands. The county is well endowed with a thick, indigenous forest with unique types of trees covering Mt. Kenya. Mt. Kenya Forest covers 350.7 Km2 and is inhabited by a variety of wildlife including elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, bushbucks and colourful birds while the lower parts of the forest zone provides grazing land for livestock.


Job Ref: KCPSB/PSC/02/01/04/21
Terms of Service: Contract

Responsibilities – Job Description

  • Implementation of Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015, Regulation 2020 and ensuring adherence to the laid down Procedures and policies;
  • Draft/review of advertising notices for works, goods and services to ensure accurate goods are requested for and quality is delivered;
  • Coordinate pre-bid briefing and pre-proposal meetings;
  • Address clarifications by bidders, reviewing addendums and amendments to tender documents;
  • Coordinate periodic stock taking to ensure stores are up to date and regular inventories are taken;
  • Coordinate market research, surveys and global trends with respect to Supply Chain Management;
  • Ensuring effective coordination in preparation and implementation of procurement and disposal plans; Identifying and implementing cost-saving/reduction initiatives within the Supply Chain Management function;
  • Coordinate preparation of opening and evaluation of tenders and disposal processes;
  • Reviewing, disseminating and ensuring implementation of the Directorate’s service charter;
  • Offering secretariat services to the various procurement and disposal committees;
  • Consolidation of County Annual Procurement Plan and ensure its full implementation;
  • Ensuring efficient and effective inventory and asset management system;
  • Address clarifications by bidders, reviewing addendums and amendments to tender documents;
  • Preparing and submitting statutory and management periodic reports to relevant authorities in a timely manner;
  • Preparation of tender, contract and disposal documents;
  • Co-ordinate evaluation of tenders, quotations and proposals; and
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time. Person Specifications

Key Requirements for Appointment

  • Served in the grade of Chief Supply Chain Management officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of three (3) years and minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience in the Private Sector or public sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Business Administration, Procurement and Supplies Management, Marketing, Law or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Post graduate diploma in Supplies Management or CIPS from a recognized institution – holders of a degree in Procurement & Supplies Management, Purchasing & supplies, Supply Chain Management, Procurement & logistics, commerce (supplies Management option), business management/administration (Purchasing and Supplies option) or master degree in the same field will be exempted from this requirement
  • Attended a Management course lasting for not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management and emerging Supply Chain Management trends and techniques;
  • MUST be registered with Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM); and
  • MUST satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Personal Attributes and Abilities:

  • High degree of professional and administrative competence in work performance and results;
  • Personal integrity, a strong commitment to openness, honesty and demonstrating tolerance and capacity to inspire trust in others;
  • Personal responsibility and willingness to accept responsibility for own actions and outcomes;
  • A thorough understanding of national goals/pillars, policies and programs and ability to translate them to supply chain management;
  • Good organizational and supervisory skills;
  • Professional and technical competence;
  •  Organizational, analytical, Managerial and decision making skills;
  • Positive working attitude and ability to give and take instructions;
  • Ability to articulate and implement departmental mandates;
  • Integrity and commitment to producing results;
  • Resource management skill;
  •  Technical problem solving;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills and
  • Leadership, advocacy, relationship building and collaboration results oriented self-drive.
  • Coordinating skills;
  • Team leadership

Applying Instructions

Applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed

  1. Curriculum Vitae,
  2. Academic and Professional certificates,
  3. Testimonials,
  4. PIN Certificate,
  5. National Identity Card or Passport and
  6. Any other supporting documents.

Clearly indicate the position applied for, both on the cover letter and the envelope. Applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary
County Public Service Board
P O Box 260 - 10304

Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the County Headquarters 4TH floor, KUTUS (Office of County Public Service Board between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays).

Applicants should seek clearance and attach copies or evidence thereof of the updated documents below.

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
  3. Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  4. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.


Women and persons living with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.
Salary and benefits attached to these posts are as per the guidelines by Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

NB: Candidates interviewed for the Re-advertised Positions need not to apply.
The Kirinyaga County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date : 16th April, 2021

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