Kenya Ordinance Factories Corporation is a State Corporation established under the State Corporation Act (Cap 446) Legal Notice No. 125 of 1997. The core mandate of the Organization is manufacture of Small Arms Ammunition and related hardware.
The Mission of KOFC is to enhance National Security though guaranteed production of small arms ammunition and related auxiliary products for the nation.
To achieve this mandate, the Corporation seeks to recruit a dynamic and competent person in the following position:
Chief Procurement Officer
Job Scale: 6A Chief
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Chief Procurement Officer shall report to the Corporation’s Procurement and Stores Manager and will be responsible for supervision and effective Management of Procurement Division.
Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows;.
(i) Responsible for efficient and effective organization, planning and control of Procurement Division.
(ii) Manage and control all functions and activities of Procurement Division in compliance with business plan, Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2015 and other legislations.
(iii) Establish and maintain proper procurement documents and proceedings in line with Government regulations.
(iv) Formulate and implement policy regarding procurement; contract and agreement management and supply chain management.
(v) Develop, formulate and implement make or buy policy analysis and decisions, rent or buy evaluation and decision/recommendations to ensure that the Corporation’s works towards achieving self-sufficiency in conformance with the KOFC philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives, and within agreed budget and timescales.
(vi) Ensure source surveys are conducted continuously to establish credibility of suppliers of goods and services and assure effective management and control of suppliers, costs, quality and delivery performance in accordance with business plan, and in compliance with legal requirements, quality and safety standards.
(vii) Direct, develop and implement procurement annual and strategic plans, and coordinate all Corporation-wide procurement requirements.
(viii) Negotiate, manage and control all contracts and agreements for procurement and ensure the Corporation’s compliance with statutory regulations, business plan, agreed budget and timescales.
(ix) Develop and implement appropriate information systems to track all KOFC procurement and supplies activities and programs from quotation to delivery.
(x) Establish and Coordinate the activities of Procurement Committees in line with Government/legal requirements.
(xi) Responsible for drawing of KOFC Procurement Contracts and ensure that the contracts are duly executed.
(xii) Prepare, negotiate and sign performance contract with the Procurement Manager and cascade to employees within the division.
(xiii) Training, appraisal, motivation and resolving of personnel grievances within Procurement Division.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
The applicant must have the following:
(i) Bachelors Degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
(ii) Served satisfactorily for a minimum of Three (3) years in the grade of Senior Procurement or comparable senior position in a Manufacturing Organization.
(iii) Current Registration Certificate from Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
(iv) Meet the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
The candidate must possess the following skills and competencies;
(i) Must be well conversant with Government regulations and Procurement laws.
(ii) Excellent communication and report writing skills.
(iii) Proven leadership and Management skills
(iv) Sense of urgency to manage work within tight time scales.
(v) Demonstrated a high degree of work professional competence and ethics, Administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and Coordination of Procurement Division.
In addition, Interested candidates must obtain clearance’s from the following Institutions: –
(i) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
(ii) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
(iii) Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission
(iv) Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct).
(v) Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Terms of Service and Remuneration
- Basic Salary: Kshs. 70,762.00
- House Allowance: Kshs. 30,000.00
- Medical Allowance: Ksh. 9,500.00
- Risk Allowance: Kshs. 8,500.00
- Responsibility Allowance: Kshs 6,000.00
- Transport Allowance; Kshs 31,000.00
- Leave Allowance: Equivalent to Basic Salary (Paid yearly)
Terms of Service: Permanent, subject to a maximum Probation period of 12 months, effective performance and delivery of set targets.
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to make their applications by completing One Application Form available HERE.
The Application Form may be downloaded from the Corporation’s website www.kofc.co.ke.
Completed Application Form together with certified copies of Certificates and National ID Card/Passport can be sent to:
The Managing Director
Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation
P.O Box 6634 – 30100,
OR hand delivered to KOFC Headquarters along Eldoret-Kitale Road, on or before 3rd January 2019 clearly stating the vacancy applied for on the envelope
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.