National Treasury Procurement Specialist Job in Kenya – Project Implementation Unit (PIU)

Republic of Kenya

The National Treasury & Ministry of Planning

Credit No: 5627 KE

Project ID No: P 151816

Job Opportunity

The Government of Kenya (G0K) has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Financial Sector Support Project (FSSP) whose overall development objective is to strengthen the legal, regulatory and institutional environment for improved financial stability, access to and provision of, affordable and long term financing.

The FSSP is being implemented through the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).

The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) is looking for a highly motivated Kenyan, for a period of one (1) year renewable based on performance, to fill the position of:

Procurement Specialist

(1 Post)

Ref: FSSP/PIU/PS/2017-18

The main objective of the Procurement Specialist’s assignment is to provide the requisite procurement advice and support to the PIlU to enable it carry out its mandate to provide project management support.

The Procurement Specialist is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Be responsible for carrying out procurement functions under the PIU on behalf of the National Treasury in accordance with the procedures specified in the Financing Agreement between the Republic of Kenya and the IDA and with IDA’s Guidelines for Procurement.
  • Prepare an overall procurement plan for all the goods and services to be purchased under the Project, specifying allocation of tasks and responsibilities at each stage of the procurement process and to update this procurement plan periodically as may be required from time to time.
  • Ensure that procurement is done in accordance with the provisions of the Financing Agreement and with IDA’s Guidelines for Procurement as well as within the Government of Kenya’s procurement guidelines.
  • Verify that all proposed purchases are eligible for financing under the Credit and confirm the appropriate method to procure goods and services for each contract.
  • Assist procuring entities in all aspects of procurement, including preparation of technical specifications for the goods and services, bidding documents, bid advertisements; assemble committees with the participation of representatives from the NT and procuring entities for the opening and evaluation of bids for purchase of goods and services, Expressions of Interest and Requests for Proposals, as well as contract negotiations and awards; and undertake procurement in close collaboration with the procuring entities.
  • Ensure the timely execution of contracts for consultants’ services and the purchase of goods and equipment and supervise the implementation of contracts including pre-shipment inspections (including any test, if necessary), inland transportation, delivery, acceptance and storage.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of a first degree in relevant field. Relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant experience; experience in the public service and donor funded projects is preferable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the international commercial practices and World Bank procurement procedures.
  • Excellent analytical, report writing skills and must be computer literate.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to work in a team

Evaluation Criteria:

CVs will be evaluated taking into account the following criteria: Academic and professional qualifications; Relevant experience; Language skills; Demonstrated interpersonal and team leadership and team participation skills.

Complete Application documents (curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names of three referees) with Position reference and name clearly marked on top should be emailed or sent to the address below on or before Wednesday 25th April 2018.

Postal Address:

Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
P.O Box 21190 -00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Physical Address:

Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
7th Floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.
Building No.19 Monrovia Street/University Way
Nairobi, Kenya.

E-mail: /

Telephone No: +254-20-221027114

Business Administration, Procurement and Logistics
Updated: April 11, 2018 — 7:35 am