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Dec 6, 2017

Caritas Lodwar Procurement Manager

Vacancy Announcement
Catholic Diocese of Lodwar

Positions: Procurement Manager
Project: Caritas Lodwar   
Reporting to: Caritas Director
Duty Station: Diocese of Lodwar
Issue date: 5th December, 2017
Closing date: 15th December, 2017

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • To head the Procurement department.
  • To Evaluate and enhance our operations in spend while also researching developments in  spend
  • Define policies and create scalable purchasing processes.
  • Develop and manage relationships with vendors to consistently deliver value and meet customer’s requirements.
  • Collaborate with business owners, finance and legal team to review contracts for goods and services to ensure optimal pricing and business terms and consistency with approved Purchase Orders.
  • Review purchase requests for completeness, appropriate support, approvals, and business coding, reviewing terms of associated contracts and partnering with legal and finance.
  • Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks.
  • Provide guidance and training for the team.
  • Travel Expectation: As required for business needs.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience in Procurement, Sourcing, or any other related field.
  • Strong track record of having implementing, enhancing and supporting procurement processes, preferably for a fast-growing organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Good interpersonal skills ,able to clearly and concisely interface with all levels of management
  • Critical thinker with attention to detail who can seek innovative solutions to complex business issues.
  • Strong multi-tasking, organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent negotiation skills a must
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent leadership, management and team building skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to manage multiple priorities.
How to Apply
Candidates meeting the above qualifications are required to submit a Cover letter quoting Job Title with their updated CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, name, e-mail address and daytime telephone of three referees. 

All documents should be sent in an envelope which must be marked CONFIDENTIAL sent to:- 

Human Resources Officer, 
Catholic Diocese of Lodwar, 
P.O. Box 101(30500) 

Hand deliveries to be dropped at the Reception at Caritas Lodwar (Diocese Of Lodwar) Offices St Mathews’ Administration block.

(Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted)


Diocese of Lodwar (DOL) has a Code of Conduct and a Child Protection policy to ensure the maximum protection of Diocesan staff and Children from abuse and exploitation. Any candidate offered a job with DOL will be expected to sign the Diocesan Child Protection policy and the Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provision in these two documents.

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