RTI International Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

RTI International

Job Vacancy: Procurement Officer

RTI International 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.

RTI is currently seeking to fill a vacancy for the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity which is part of the Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to combat global hunger and poverty.

In this regard, USAID is partnering with RTI International on a 5-year (Oct 2017 to Sept 2022) cooperative agreement – KCDMS Activity – to help increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya.

The project will also spur competitive, resilient market systems in Kenya’s horticulture and dairy sectors.

We seek to recruit a Procurement Officer to be based in the Nairobi office.

Job Summary: The Procurement Officer is responsible for communicating with suppliers and procuring project material and services with guidance from the procurement Specialist.

She/he will work with procurement Specialist in soliciting the procurement requirements from suppliers and carry out procurement practice with integrity through fair and open competition.

In addition, she/he will demonstrate compliance with applicable requirements (RTI policies, USAID/FAR regulations) and ensure that the technical efforts in procurement adhere to the standard operating procedures and good business practice.

She/he in collaboration with the Procurement Specialist, will support the timely and effective implementation of project’s technical scope of work and aligned to the global or regional agreements where available.

The day to day activity of this position encompasses all aspects of supply chain from supplier identification to delivery and post procurement support such as vendors payment.


  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in procurement/ supply Chain Management or business-related field and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Interested candidates should visit this link http://m.rfer.us/RTItU18Kh and apply by December 4, 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

RTI does not permit any payment requests demanded during any part of the hiring process. If such requests are made, please report it to the RTI Ethics Office via HRethics@rti.org. Any candidate
making any payment will be disqualified from consideration for future employment with RTI.

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Updated: November 27, 2020 — 12:20 am