USAID Contractor Procurement Specialist Jobs vacancy in Mombasa Kenya 2013

A USAID contractor is recruiting for a Procurement Specialist for a fast-paced program located in Mombasa.
The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili, and must be willing and able to travel frequently.

Procurement Specialist

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for all procurement functions, including the procurement of goods and services for operational and programmatic requirements.
He/she will work directly with local or regional vendors and service providers to obtain quotations and/or initiate procurements of requested commodities and services.
Additionally he/she will monitor contracts and purchase orders issued to vendors and follow up as necessary to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions.
The Procurement Specialist will engage with the project’s commodity management tracking system for grantees and provide accurate information to the office manager for office inventory.
He/she will train staff in procurement policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of the procurement process.

Qualifications

 This position requires at least three years of relevant experience in procurement, including experience working with USAID or other donor-funded programs in Kenya – preferably including Mombasa as a solid understanding of local market conditions is essential.
A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; additional coursework focused on procurement and logistics is also preferred.
All candidates must possess strong skills in basic computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience working independently and managing multiple projects at any given time.

To Apply. Qualified applicants must include a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), maximum 3 pages, and a list of three (3) references with contact information.

Applicants are requested NOT to attach additional certificates, diplomas, or other supporting documents to their submissions.

Please include “Mombasa Procurement Specialist” as the subject of the message.

Applications that do not adhere to the stated instructions above will not be considered.
All references and educational credentials for short-listed candidates will be thoroughly checked and verified.
Only finalists will be contacted.

To Apply: Applications should be sent via email to HRNairobi@kenyati.com no later than Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 5:00 p.m.



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