Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) – Assistant Manager – Sourcing.

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Assistant Manager – Sourcing

Job Purpose

This role is responsible for preparation of bid documents, review of technical specification provided by user department, scheduling for advertisements, facilitation of market survey, bid evaluations, review of professional opinion and approval of RFXs.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Management of Performance of sourcing staff
  • Ensure implementation of Supply Chain Management Policies Procedures and Process.
  • Directing, Supervising and mentoring the direct reportees in Sourcing section.

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Preparing Bid documents, Reviewing and Publishing of bid documents on the KRA Website.
  • Reviewing of Market Surveys for quotations.
  • Enforcing compliance with relevant regulations for Reservations and Preferences.
  • Uploading of all tenders on the Public Procurement Information Portal (PPIP)
  • Conducting the pre-bids conference, De-briefing, Opening, Negotiation and Evaluation processes.
  • Providing support documents to audit queries in relation to procurement activities in the head office.
  • Providing Secretarial services to Opening and Evaluation Committee.
  • Preparing Opening Minutes for Tender Opening processes
  • Addressing issues raised from external/ internal stakeholders.
  • Approval of RFXs
  • Aligning Procurement of goods, services and works as per the approved Annual Procurement Plan.
  • Manage internal and external correspondence.
  • Reviewing professional Opinions for goods, services and works.
  • Preparing addendum and clarifications in relations to the advertised tenders
  • Review of draft advertisements for tenders.

Job Dimensions:

  1. Financial Responsibility
  • Approval of RFXs in I-Support
  • Review of professional Opinion
  • Monitoring of expenditure

Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Assigned Office Furniture and Computers, Printers

Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Planning and assigning work of subordinates.
  • Monitoring subordinates work performance.
  • Appraise/evaluate subordinates performance.

Working Conditions

  • Works predominantly within Office Setting

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic qualifications

  • A degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field from a recognized institution.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Professional Level Diploma CIPS(UK) / CPSP-K (Kenya) or equivalent
  • Professional Level Diploma CIPS(UK) / CPSP-K (Kenya) or equivalent

Previous relevant work experience required.

  • At least 4 years with 1 year in a supervisory position

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  • Risk management and analysis
  • Technological ability
  • Data protection
  • Public Procurement Policy and Legislative Framework
  • Ability to identify and deal with operational risk
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill


  1. All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  2. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  3. All applications should be submitted online by 4th July 2022.
  4. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  5. KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.

Job Application Guidelines


  • Go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login and then click on the ‘Register’ button to start the application process.
  • After registration, you will receive an email enabling you to confirm your email address and complete your registration.

Log on:

  • After registration go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login
  • Key in your username and password then click on ‘Log in’ to access your account.
  • After successful log in, the system will open the ‘Applicant Cockpit’.

Candidate Profile (To create or update applicant detail):

  • On the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page, go to the tab ‘Candidate Profile’.
  • Click on ‘My Profile’ to create and update your profile.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
  • The process will end by clicking the tab “Overview and Release”.
  • Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

Application process:

  • To view the open job postings, click on the tab ‘Employment Opportunities’ on the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page.
  • Under the heading ‘Job Search’ click the ‘Start’ button to view all available vacancies.
  • Click on the Job posting to display the details of the position.
  • To apply for the position, click ‘Apply’ button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.
  • Kindly note that all mandatory fields must be completed.
  • To complete the process of application, click the ‘Send Application Now’ button after reviewing and accepting the ‘Data Privacy Statement’.

In case of any challenges, please send your email query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

If you experience any delay in receiving an email notification at the end of the e-recruitment registration process, please refresh your email. In case of any challenge, please send your query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

Kenya Revenue Authority does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviewing, and/or offer)

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