KEMSA Operations Director Job in Kenya


Our client, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA), is a state corporation under the KEMSA Act 2013 and the Miscellaneous Act 2015 whose mandate is primarily to procure, warehouse and distribute drugs and medical supplies to prescribed public health programmes, the national strategic stock reserve, prescribed essential health packages, national referral hospitals and county public hospitals.

In order to enhance institutional capacity to deliver its mandate, KEMSA is seeking to recruit dynamic individuals with high degree of integrity and ability to drive results to fill the following positions;

Director, Operations

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Operations Director will be in charge of warehousing and distribution functions, in which S/he will develop the necessary capacity to manage the processes to deliver results.

Key Responsibilities
  • Direct, plan and coordinate activities to ensure smooth and efficient operations in Warehousing and Distribution of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products;
  • Liaise with Quality Assurance in the supply chain, to ensure adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and Pharmacy and Poison’s Board (PPB) requirements in the downstream supply chain processes;
  • Manage the warehousing facilities, ensuring proper storage and custody of supplies to customers;
  • Provide direction to the distribution function to ensure timely and cost effective delivery of products to customers;
  • Liaise with quality assurance department on technical regulatory aspects of the business;
  • Oversee the design and implementation of pharmaco-vigilance activities;
  • Support and contribute to the IT development solutions for KEMSA; and
  • Provide regular updates to senior management and the Board in such format as may be required to develop and manage the business.
Person Specifications
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors and Masters degree in any of the following fields; Pharmacy, Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management or any other related field from a recognised university;
  • Have not less than ten (10) years’ relevant work experience, five (5) of which should be in a senior management position, preferably in pharmaceutical supply chain;
  • Be a member of a relevant and recognized professional body in good standing; and
  • Possess strong commercial awareness and business orientation.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.
How to Apply

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your
qualifications and work experience.

For full details about these positions and how to apply, kindly log onto our e-recruitment platform via

Email or hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Only those applications submitted through the e-recruitment portal will be considered.

To be considered, your application must be received by not later than 26 March 2019 addressed to:

The Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place

KEMSA is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.

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Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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