Procurement Officer at Deloitte Westside Mall, Nakuru,Kenya

 Procurement Officer 



Company Description

About Deloitte
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has more than 411,000 professionals all committed to becoming the standard of excellence of professional services firms.

Deloitte’s professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities, and enjoy an environment of continuous learning, challenging experiences, and enriching career opportunities. All our professionals are united by our shared values, a set of core principles that guide our collective behavior. They set the expectations we have for one another and define how we, as stewards of Deloitte, should behave. They provide common ground to unite us across cultures and geographies. And, importantly, they help us to earn the trust and respect of our key stakeholders. Our shared values are: Lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for measurable impact.

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across three (3) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region, and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Kenya and within the East Africa market.

What impact will you make?
At Deloitte we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best - because that’s how you make an impact.

About USAID Tujenge Jamii Project
The USAID Tujenge Jamii project is a five-year USAID funded service delivery project, providing HIV care and treatment, family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services.  The project is focused on increasing the use of county-led health and social services in four counties in Kenya, namely Baringo, Laikipia, Samburu and Nakuru.  

Program Objectives:
    Increased access and demand for quality HIV prevention services.
    Increased access and demand for quality HIV treatment services.
    Increased access and demand for quality FP/RMNCAH, nutrition, and WASH services.
    Strengthened capacity of county health systems, local partners, and communities to deliver quality health services.

Main purpose of the job

The Procurement Officer will work under the supervision of the Finance & Administration Manager to manage the procurement of commodities, equipment, and supplies for the Tujenge Jamii project.  The role will also be responsible for ensuring full compliance with donor rules and regulations. This position will be based in our Nakuru office in Kenya.

Job Description
    Oversee the procurement activities for Tujenge Jamii.
    Ensure duties and VAT exemption applications are done by providing pro-forma invoices for all vatable procurement activities.
    Ensure adherence to Deloitte East Africa policies and standard procurement operating procedures.
    Liaise with finance, senior management and the programs to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors and ensuring full auditable support documentation.
    Develop and manage the project’s procurement process as per the policy, procedures, standards, and strategies in order to ensure transparency, fairness, impartiality, and confidentiality.
    Ensure all purchasing activities support and strengthen the strategic objectives of the Project.
    Ensure the adequacy of specifications for purchasing purposes.
    Negotiate major purchases, develop blanket or master agreements with suppliers, and engage in all aspects of contract management.
    Implement vendor business relationships in compliance with Quality Independence Risk and Reputation (QIRR) requirements.
    Identify, qualify, and select vendors of materials, equipment, products, or services, and conduct overall supplier management.
    Evaluate cost and quality of materials, equipment, products, or services and manage purchase requisitions/orders.
    Maintain an effective stores management system where all expenses are effectively monitored and charged to the appropriate projects.
    Risk management.

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Supplies Management or related field from an accredited university.
    Certification in purchasing/procurement is preferred with a minimum of 5 years’ working in a procurement environment.
    Be a registered member of KISM, CIPS membership will be an added advantage.
    Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) or USAID funded projects will be an added advantage.
    Working knowledge of USAID rules and regulation on procurement and administrative services practices.
    Strong knowledge of procurement methods and procedures.
    Proficient use of Microsoft Office and computer software skills.

Additional Information

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

    Skilled in field with sound industry and business knowledge.
    Demonstrated leadership skills.
    Proven ability to manage and execute projects.
    Good financial knowledge.

Behavioural competencies
    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
    Good Leadership, supervisory and influencing skills.
    Good coordination and organization skills.
    Strong client delivery focus.
    Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease.
    Focus on quality and risk.
    Problem solving ability.
    Good business acumen.
    Diligent and quick learner
    Proactive and has the ability to assess a situation and independently take action to address it.

Your role as a leader
At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

Leadership Capabilities
Living our Purpose - Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact.

Influence - Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills.

Performance drive - Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track.

Strategic direction - Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities.

Talent development - Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador Inspirational.

Why Deloitte?

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

Deloitte opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across the African continent and globally to gain experience and access projects beyond our borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and thinking styles.

Our purpose
Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work—always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world. #Makinganimpactthatmatters

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If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Deloitte East Africa Careers portal.

Your details will be treated with confidentiality and will not be shared with any third party.

Closing date: 1 September 2023

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not ask individuals to pay any fees or money as part of the recruitment process. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work—in every country, in everything we do, every day. We aim to create a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and with respect, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. We seek to create and leverage our diverse workforce to build an inclusive environment across the African continent.

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