RTI Regional Procurement Manager Job in Kenya

Vacant Position: Regional Procurement Manager
RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. 
With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. 
Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.


This position will be located in RTI’s Africa Regional Office in Kenya and will support RTI’s projects based in the Africa region.

The Regional Procurement Manager, in the Office of Procurement is a member of the Regional Office procurement function and participates in activities on behalf of the organization. 
The day-to-day activities of this position encompass all aspects of supply chain management, from market research and supplier identification to logistics and post procurement support. 
This position will act as a primary procurement resource in the Africa region to ensure that all project and corporate purchases are made according to RTI regulations as well as aligned with strategic sourcing initiatives where global agreements/contracts are available. 
This position will also be responsible for the administration of RTI’s procurement policies and procedures in Africa project offices which encompass procurement of technical services as well as goods/commodities. 
He / She will investigate ways to improve efficiencies, troubleshoot problems and drive innovation for procurement activities in the region.

Applicants will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree plus twelve (12) year or a Master’s degree (Supply Chain or Business) with nine (9) years of related experience. 
Demonstrated knowledge of procurement / contracts principles, contracts administration including Subcontracts, Purchase Orders and Consulting agreements.
Applicants will have knowledge of, and experience with, the use and interpretation of regulatory material such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs), Agency Supplementary Regulations (especially various USAID regulations and policies), Code of Federal Regulations, and Uniform Commercial Code. 
Experience working under USAID or DFID funded international projects preferred. Applicants must exhibit a flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment within a matrix organization. 
They must also be able to work well independently to meet unexpected demands. 
This position requires travel outside Kenya for up to 30%.
This position does not attract international allowances.
To Apply; please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 8th July, 2016 
Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. 
Please do not attach copies of certificates.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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