Procurement Assistant

Recruiter / Employer: HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Reports to: Procurement Officer

Grade: 5

Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal subject to availability of funding and performance


HIAS seeks to recruit a Procurement Assistant who will be responsible for procurement and purchasing of goods and services in a timely and accurate manner. The incumbent will play a pivotal role in ensuring integrity, fairness, and openness in procurement processes as well as adherence to HIAS policies, ethics, procedures and controls.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in preparation of periodic procurement documents i.e. tenders, procurement plans, tracker and monthly reports.
  • Participate in prequalification and evaluation of suppliers/vendors
  • Verification for completeness upon receipt of approved Purchase Requests Form (PRFs), , ensuring that specifications provided are adequate to facilitate sourcing of required goods and services
  • Assist Procurement Officer in making direct purchases, single sourcing and dispatching requests for quotations to approved vendors providing accurate specifications.
  • Carry out a summary bid analysis and assist in organizing for a meeting with the procurement committee to review the bid report and provide justification for the vendor to be awarded based on best value for money.
  • Draft framework agreements and contract for approved vendors and supplies
  • Prepare Local Purchase Orders where required upon approval of vendor by procurement committee.
  • Ensure that the vendors provide the delivery of goods and services within the requested timeframe and that the goods are received are in good condition
  • Work closely with the Finance and Accounts Team in ensuring that supplier’s invoices are processed and paid on a timely manner.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of suppliers.
  • Any other task assigned from time to time.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration with a major in Purchasing and supplies or Procurement/Supplies Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working in Procurement or Purchasing

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to respond effectively to time sensitive demands and inquiries
  • Strong problem-solving skills as well as exceptional customer relations (both internally and externally)
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite-Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Email
  • Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail oriented.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to take initiative pro activeness in the procurement process.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to relate to people at all levels of an organization and of different multi-cultural backgrounds.
  • A team player who demonstrates patience, flexibility and honesty.
  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)

    Method of Application

    The applications (CV and Cover letter) should be submitted through the link below quoting the Position Title:

    Procurement Assistant.

    Closing Date: 22nd September 2021

    HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

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