Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board – County Director (Supply Chain Management Services).

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Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies:

County Director (Supply Chain Management Services).



ADVERT NO. 24/2021/2022

Salary scale: Ksh.115, 290 x 5,770 – 121,060 x 6,050 – 127,110 x 6,240 – 133,350 x 6,420 – 139,770 x 6,610 – 146,380 x6, 790 – 153,170 p.m.

The Director Supply Chain Management Services will be responsible to the Chief Officer, County Treasury the procurement of goods and services at the optimal price and delivery cycle, and the disposal of County assets , to ensure value for money and the management of contracts between the County and third parties.

Specific duties and responsibilities

(i) Policy development and interpretation on supply chain management;

(ii) Advising the Chief Officer, Finance on matters on Supply Chain Management; 

(iii) Guiding the overall Supply Chain Management policy and management; 

(iv) Issuing administrative guidelines on implementation and interpretation of the Act, Regulations and other statutes;

(v) Introducing modern inventory management techniques and approaches;

(vi) Implementation of e-government procurement strategies;

(vii) Guiding research and development;

(viii) Interpretation of international trade agreements/policies related to procurement; 

(ix) Participating in negotiations in matters pertaining to Supply Chain Management;

(x) Providing overall guidance on the framework and consortium buying; 

(xi) Guiding  public-private  partnerships  and  concessioning  in  infrastructure  and specialized services; 

(xii) Participating in government asset management;

(xiii) Implementing inventory management information system; 

(xiv)  Providing guidance and approvals of policy and procedure manuals;

(xv) Liaising with other financial management functions, providing overall guidance on contract design and management; 

(xvi)  Guiding disposal of  county government inventory and other assets; 

(xvii)  Advising on procurement reviews filed against departments; 

(xviii) Advising on quality assurance on goods, works and services; 

(xix)  Management, training and development of Supply Chain Management personnel and  representing  the  Chief  Officer  in  relevant  meetings  on procurement matters.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer shall be a member of a recognized Purchasing and Supplies Management professional body and must have: –

  1. i) Served in the grade of Senior Assistant Director, Supply Chain Management Services or  a  comparable  and  relevant  position  in  the  Public  Service  for  a minimum period of three (3) years; 
  2. ii) Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Purchasing and Supply Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Law or  any  other  relevant  qualification  from  a  recognized institution; 

iii) Master’s Degree in any of the following:- Purchasing and Supply Management, Business  Administration,  Commerce,  Logistics,  Entrepreneurship,  law  or  any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution; 

  1. iv) Attended a strategic leadership course lasting at least three (3) months at a recognized institution;
  2. v) Demonstrated a high  degree  of  professional  competence,  administrative capacities  and  initiative  in  the  general  organization  and  management  of  the supply chain management function and possess a thorough understanding of supply chain management issues and emerging trends and techniques; and
  3. vi) Understanding of national  goals,  policies  and  objectives  and  the  ability  to translate them into supply chain management policies and programmes. 
  4. ii) Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

In  addition  to  the  above  requirements,  a  Director  must  have  the  following  key competencies:

  1. i) A high degree  of  professional  and  administrative  competence  and leadership qualities required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of management programmes; 
  2. ii) A thorough understanding of national goals, policies and ability to articulate, interpret and translate them to supply chain functions;

iii) Ability to build and sustain networks management; and 

  1. iv) Personal integrity, a  strong  commitment  to  openness,  honesty  and inclusiveness; demonstrating tolerance, approachability and capacity to inspire trust in others. 

Terms of Service: Contract/ P&P


A  duly  filled  CPSB.1  (2020)  form,  written  application,  CV,  copies  of  certificates, testimonials and National Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side, the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary,

Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board

P.O. Box 4210, 30200


CPSB.1 (2020) form can be downloaded at

For  a  candidate  to  meet  the  requirements  of  Chapter  6  of  the  Constitution,

he/she must have the following clearances: 

  1. Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID); 
  2. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  3. A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  4. A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC); and
  5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

 Copies of the above certificates MUST be attached to the applications for Job Groups H and above.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Trans Nzoia County Public Service Board does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Our official communication channels are email address or and phone number: 0713635352, 0110005315 only.

All  applications  should  reach  the  Board  Secretary,  Trans-Nzoia  County  Public  Service Board, Board’s Offices situated after Mt. Elgon Hospital next to the Kenya Red  Cross Offices on or before 26th November, 2021.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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