PATH Procurement Officers Jobs in Kenya – APHIAplus Western Kenya Project

Procurement Officers, APHIAplus Western Kenya Project
 
Tracking Code 5156
 
Job Description    
Interested candidates must have legal authority to work in Kenya
 
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. 
PATH’s mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors. USAID awarded a comprehensive health service delivery project to PATH to improve the health of Kenyans in the western region of the country. 
The project, APHIAplus Western Kenya, builds upon USAID/Kenya’s country-wide health service support project known as the AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance II (APHIA II). PATH and its partners are implementing the APHIAplus project in Western and Nyanza Provinces from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015.
It is working w closely with the Government of Kenya and a wide variety of non-government agencies to strengthen health care services throughout the two provinces. In addition to addressing specific diseases, the APHIAplus Western Kenya project works to strengthen the region’s health care system by rehabilitating health facilities, training staff, and supporting supply and communication networks.
 
PATH seeks to recruit two Procurement Officers who will handle, coordinate and manage procurement of goods and services for the APHIAplus project activities in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining high standards of accountability. S/he will be in charge of ensuring that procurement documentation is used in accordance with USAID and PATH guidelines and procedures.
 
The main responsibilities include:
  • Manage the procurement process and ensure it is carried out in accordance with both the donor and PATH requirements.
  • Coordinate annual evaluation of suppliers.
  • Facilitate the management of relationships with major suppliers for timely performance of the procurement process in the acquisition of quality assured commodities.
  • Work closely with the procurement team and assist in the preparation and execution of contract mechanisms, including purchase orders.
  • Contribute to the preparation of requests for approvals and/or waivers, ensuring timely placement of orders for goods and services.
Required Skills
  • Knowledge of current local and international procurement methods
  • Computer literate with excellent working knowledge in word and excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related studies and a minimum of five years of project procurement experience. 
  • Post graduate qualification in purchasing and supplies management and procurement experience from a USAID funded project are preferred.
Job Location: Other, Kenya
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
The deadline is 22 June 2012 and application is online at www.path.org


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