Supplies Assistant I at Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in health in Kenya. KEMRI's vision is "to be a leading center of excellence in human health research" and its mission is "to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery".
KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:JOB GROUP MR 7
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities will entail:-

Raise quotations for purchase of products within different thresholds to ensure availability and competitive prices in the institute;
Prepare Local Purchase Orders (LPOs) to make contracts with merchants in order to procure goods and services;
Prepare tenders to procure good and services of very high value to satisfy the needs of the institute;
Carry out market surveys to establish current market prices and trends in order to ensure that merchants always quote competitively;
Prepare payment documents for goods and services supplied to ensure accountability and avoid legal risk;
Provide input into the development of specifications to ensure value for money;
Carry out tender opening for purchase of highly priced goods and services; and Carry out tender and quotation evaluation to ensure quality and value for money.

Requirement for Appointment
For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

Diploma in Supply Chain Management or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
Full membership of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, Practicing
License will be an added advantage.
Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution
Minimum of 1 year professional experience.