Karatina University – Procurement Officer.

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Basic  Salary   for  this  position is  between  Kshs.  108,714  by  Kshs.  4,250/=  to Kshs.155,461/=

This job exists to plan for the procurement of goods, services and works as well as facilitate disposal of obsolete, surplus and unserviceable assets to ensure smooth operations within the University

Job Description

i. Supervise staff to ensure they carry  out their duties as allocated for the smooth operations of the Department.

ii. Prepare the  University’s  procurement  plan   to  facilitate purchase  of  goods, services  and  works and ensure smooth operations within the University.

iii.     Prequalify suppliers to ensure that the university maintains a  list of reliable suppliers.

iv. Coordinate  disposal  of  obsolete, surplus  and   unserviceable assets  to utilize storage space optimally and avoid holding assets that are uneconomical.

v. Advise on any irregularities in supplies procurement and  management to ensure compliance with regulations and statutory requirements.

vi. Coordinate  evaluation  of  tenders  to ensure awards are  made to the  lowest evaluated bidders.

vii.    Attend to Audit queries on purchasing operations to ensure compliance with set procurement laws, rules  and regulations.

viii.  Monitor and implement procurement processes through the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

ix. Coordinate  the  University’s   Quality  Management   Systems  (QMS)   in   the Department to guarantee quality of service delivery.

x. Carry out other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by a senior officer

Job Requirements for Appointment

i) Master’s Degree  in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

ii)  At least seven (7) years relevant work experience.

iii) Knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

iv) Membership registration with a relevant professional body.


The   successful  candidates  will  be  offered   a  competitive  remuneration   package  in accordance with the existing Terms  and Conditions of Service.


Applicants must submit two (2) copies  of applications giving details of their educational and  professional qualifications, age, detailed work  experience, present post and  salary, applicant’s telephone number and  e-mail address. Enclose certified copies  of certificates and  testimonials  and   giving   names  and   addresses  of  three  (3)   referees  who   are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization, accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae and a copy of the most recent pay slip.

In addition, applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned, in separate sealed envelopes. Interested applicants should send  the applications to the address below,  quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received on or before Tuesday 5th October, 2021.

The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

P.O. Box 1957- 10101






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