General Manager, Technical Services at Public Procurement Authority

The Public Procurement System in Kenya has evolved from a crude system with no regulations to an orderly legally regulated procurement system. The Government’s Procurement system was originally contained in the Supplies Manual of 1978, which was supplemented by circulars that were issued from time to time by the Treasury. The Director of Government Supply Services was responsible for ensuring the proper observance of the provisions of the Manual. The Manual created various tender boards for adjudication of tenders and their awards.

JOB REF: PPRA/GM/2/2021

Reporting to the Director General, the job holder will be responsible for realization of the Authority’s strategic goals and objectives in the implementation of the PPADA,2015 and its Regulations of 2016 by providing leadership and direction to the technical services directorate through coordinating of various functions including legal and regulatory compliance in procurement law, investigations, enforcement,monitoring and evaluation, research, advisory services, stakeholder’s management and quality assurance.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement / Supply Chain Management, Commerce,Business Administration, Economics, Finance or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in Procurement / Supply Chain Management, Commerce,Business Administration, Economics, Finance or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • Professional Diploma in Supply Chain Management;
  • Membership of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or other recognized procurement professional body;
  • At least Twelve (12) years relevant experience Seven (7) years of which should have been in the level of management;
  • Leadership course of at least 4weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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