Procurement Director at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through trade. We believe that enhanced trade contributes to economic growth, a reduction In poverty and subsequently increased prosperity. The first phase of TMEA runs to mid-2017 and we expect this to be followed by a second phase from 2017 to 2024.

TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali.

We are looking for an exceptional procurement professional to lead our procurement, grant, and financial aid operations across TMEA (which together account for annual expenditure of around $100 million).

The Procurement Director will manage procurement effectively and efficiently to ensure that TMEA obtains good value for money, minimises the risk of bribery and corruption, and has robust and transparent procedures which are in line with international best practice. S/he will be responsible for ensuring procurement efficiency and delivery and that systems are streamlined and support swift programme delivery. The post requires highly-developed and effective interpersonal and client liaison skills to ensure that TMEA's teams, partners, bidders and suppliers are satisfied with the quality of service.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate and a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) or of a similar recognized procurement professional institution. S/he must possess a minimum of ten years' experience in a busy (and preferably development-oriented) work environment, at least five of which must be in a senior level procurement role.

The detailed job profile for this post can be accessed on our website 
This position is available on a one year contract with the possibility of renewal. Please apply online through by Friday, 6 May 2016, 5.00pm East African time and ensure that you attach your detailed CV, including details of your qualifications, experience and present position. Your application should also include a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, and names and contact details of three referees. Interviews will be conducted in June 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Please note that we will only consider applications received on-line through the link provided above. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. We reserve the right to accept or reject any application.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

TradeMark East Africa Is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes.
Source: The Guardian 29th April 2016


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