MSF Switzerland Procurement Supervisor Job in Nairobi

MSF Swiss Kenya Mission Vacancy

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Kenya Mission

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need based in Dagahaley and Likoni, Mombasa Sub County.

Job Title: Procurement Supervisor

Work Location: Coordination Office, Nairobi

Start date: February 2019

Length of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (based on a 03 month probationary period)

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Supply Chain Supply Manager / Deputy Supply Chain Supply Manager.

Main Purpose: Planning and supervising the procurement activities for goods, transport, subcontracted works and services for the project and capital according to MSF standards and protocols in order to ensure a transparent and efficient procurement and supplier performance


  • Planning and supervising the day to day procurement activities ensuring an efficient implementation of the procurement procedures in the project or capital, ensuring compliance to MSF standards and protocols.
  • Regularly assessing the market for new suppliers to supply the recurrent needs of the mission and seeking products/services that offer the best value for money within the shortest timeframes.
  • Negotiating prices and proposing new suppliers to be validated, developing and maintaining relations with different suppliers in order to ensure a stable supply of goods or services.
  • Submitting and collecting quotations and tenders following the MSF purchasing policy and providing updates on item-supplier data, price, availability, quality and lead time.
  • Determining the purchase planning according to the incoming requests or orders, product availability (shortages/surpluses), delivery times, budgets and other relevant factors.
  • Coordinating and supervising the purchasers’ activity, managing the purchasing budget, and settling advances with the Finance Department.
  • Performing delegated tasks according to his her speciality and as specified in his/her job description.
  • Management and follow-up of international orders (medical & logistics) processed by MSF Logistics Bordeaux and MSF Swiss Geneva Headquarters.
  • Management and follow-up of local purchases (medical & logistics) handled by Kenya Supply Unit (KSU), including justification and processing of KSU invoices.
  • Responsible for database management that assures the intergrity of the data.
  • Responsible for monthly supply purchasing data reporting.



  • Essential technical diploma in supply chain


  • Two years’ experience in purchasing (Previous experience in MSF Logistics Department and supply chain activities shall be advantageous)


  • English and Kiswahili speaking


  • Computer literate


  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioural
  • Flexibility
  • Stress Management

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter on or before the 12th February 2019 to

We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

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Updated: January 30, 2019 — 2:24 am