Procurement Officer



Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, most trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organization in Kenya, serving present and future generations.


KRCS is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:


Position Title:                   Procurement Officer, Contracting

Reporting to:               Procurement Manager


Job location:                    Headquarters


Overall Purpose

The Procurement Officer, Contracting is under the general supervision of the Procurement Manager. Responsible for soliciting, awarding, and monitoring a variety of contracts: including consulting, and professional services, construction, and other services to meet KRCS’s needs; and for developing, issuing, and managing post-award administration of formal requests for proposals, RFQs, and other miscellaneous solicitations within limits of delegated authority. S/he will serve as the supplier Relations Officer responsible in all aspects of contractual agreements.




  • Oversees contracts activity in order to ensure compliance with KRCS and policies and procedures.
  • Prepare contracting documents; LPO, LSO and contract documents as per the award and follow up on approvals.
  • Ensure orders and contracts are sent to successful bidders on time.
  • Prepare and send tender notifications to both successful and unsuccessful bidders
  • Track order deliveries and send feedback internally on any delays
  • Conducts meetings with contractors to resolve major complaints to ensure efficient and effective resolution of issues and assists with post-award contract disputes.
  • Undertake vendor rating to check consistency of vendors in complying to contractual agreements by rating them on delivery times, quality, cost and any other parameter
  • Coordinates contract amendment process, ensuring that amendments are in compliance with original solicitations and contract statements of work or specifications.
  • Update users on delivery status of requirements for their respective units
  • Follow up on changes or amendments that may be required on orders or contracts already approved to accommodate proposed changes.





  • Manage record keeping and archiving of all concluded procurements for audit trail.
  • Coordinates a variety of contract administration activities, including the preparation and management of rate and cost adjustments, time extensions, change orders, stop work orders,
  • Prepare quarterly reports on all procurements concluded
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in any business related course/ procurement/supply chain
  • Professional qualification in procurement completed or ongoing ( CIPS or CPSP)
  • 3-5 years of experience in procurement


  • Ability to work independently in an environment where judgment must be exercised rapidly.
  • Analytics Skills.
  • Contract management skills
  • Negotiation skills



Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to the address below on or before 26th June 2017.

Secretary General

Kenya Red Cross Society

P.O. Box 40712-00100,



Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates & testimonials, names and contacts of three referees.


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