Embu Water and Sanitation Company – Manager, Supply Chain Management Services (Re-Advertisement).

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Key Responsibilities

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities –

  • Recommend departmental policies, plans and guidelines and implements EWASCO organizational policies and procedures for department.
  • Develop work plans and budgets for the Department for approval.
  • Prepare draft Board management papers for approval.
  • Manage Contracts and Negotiations with suppliers.
  • Oversee opening and evaluation of Quotations, Tenders, Proposals and Expressions of Interest.
  • Participate in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan
  • Participate in various committees in the Institution.
  • Undertake Performance Management Reviews and acts as reviewer for staff within department.
  • Manage staffing, development for procurement teams; motivates and develops project and team leaders i.e. evaluation committees; promotes teamwork to ensure effective work relations within department.
  • Coordinate staff and ensures all activities in the procurement department run as scheduled by establishing process of setting targets within department and work towards their achievement.
  • Coordinate regular meetings with staff and user departments to discuss department’s performance and resolve any issues in procurement process.
  • Mentor and coach departmental staff. Oversee day-to-day management; control the operations within department, including deployment of staff and physical resources

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Develop Procurement Budget and ensures efficient management of available resources including deploying the department budget.
  • Ensure that funds are available for any procurement under consideration.
  • Recommend the best procurement methods; defines and communicates rules for supplier bids and ensures competitive procurement in the organization.
  • Verify all procurement and disposal activities in accordance with the Public Procurement Act and EWASCO manual and policies.
  • Review all records of purchased goods, including costs, deliveries and inventories and ensures maintenance of accurate and up-to-date information concerning department.
  • Analyze and evaluate historical and market information provided to assess purchasing decisions and recommend improvements. Participate in price negotiations and manages high impact purchases.
  • Monitor quality of purchased goods and services vis-a-vis the requirements and assists in solving major supplier problems.
  • Monitor implementation of the procurement Quality Management System. Develop and implement all EWASCO departments’ procurement plans.

Qualification / Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain management, Procurement and Contract management, Purchasing and Supplies or its equivalent from a recognized university or Bachelor’s degree in any area with a Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain management, Procurement and Contract management, Purchasing and Supplies
  • A master’s degree in supply chain management, Purchasing and Supplies or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies Member of KISM or CIPS and other relevant professional bodies in good standing.
  • Minimum 5 (five) years’ relevant work experience with a public utility or service company
  • Must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on Leadership and integrity through provision of;-
    • Current certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department.
    • Current Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
    • A clean and current report from an approved credit reference Bureau (CRB).
    • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
    • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).


The appointment will be for a contract term of 3 YEARS renewable subject to satisfactory performance evidenced by continuous achievement of performance targets.

How to Apply

Application packages in sealed envelopes which include a cover letter, CV of not more than 5 pages and certified copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent by email to: –

The Managing Director
Embu Water and Sanitation Company LTD
EWASCO House, Off Meru-Embu Road
P.O. Box 2142, 60100 EMBU

Using the email Recruitment@embuwater.co.ke before the expiry of the closing date (18th January 2021, 17:00 Hours) with the VACANCY NUMBER as the email subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
– Canvassing in any way will lead to automatic disqualification CLOSING DATE: 18th January 2021, 17:00 Hours




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