UNESCO Job Vacancy 2019 for Chief Supply Chain Management Officer, Application Details

UNESCO Job Vacancy 2019 for Chief Supply Chain Management Officer, Application Details

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for UNESCO Job Vacancy 2019 Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

UNESCO Job Vacancy 2019

This Officer will be responsible for managing the Commission’s Library. The Officeholder will be expected to perform the following duties;

  • Ensure the achievement of the functions and objectives of the Supply Chain Management mandate;
  • Coordinate the day to day business of the Supply Chain Management Division.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the overall annual procurement plans;
  • Assist to formulate, execute and communicate the Commission’s procurement policies, strategies, plans and performance contracts and establish proper internal controls
  • Provide leadership to staff and ensure that the Division’s management structures are effective
  • Ensure the development of all Supply Chain Policy papers and provide follow up activities as may be required.
  • Coordinate the establishment of effective administrative structures, processes and systems in the Division;
  • Provide regular communication to the Secretary-General/CEO on key technical, financial, administrative and partnerships matters related to the procurement function;
  • Coordinate stakeholders and the enhancement of the Division’s corporate image
  • Monitor and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery.
  • Advise the Commission on the best procurement practices which promote good corporate relations;
  • Oversee the efficient working of the procurement Committees and ensure regulatory compliance and reporting
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.


Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Business Administration (Supplies Mgt Option), Commerce, Marketing, Economics, Statistics, Procurement and Supplies Management Law from a recognized and accredited institution;
  • A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Procurement or Supplies Management from a recognized institution;
  • Be a member of a registered supply chain professional body


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the relevant field or profession two (2) of which should be at a comparable middle management level or is currently serving in an equivalent position in a similar organization for a minimum period of three years
  • Demonstrated competence within the supply chain unit of an organization
  • A self motivated individual with the ability to work independently
  • Have good industry knowledge and experience of government supply chain processes and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of government procurement legislations and policies affecting the institution
  • Possession of good knowledge of ethics, governance and procurement operations of State Corporations

Personal qualities

  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to multi task;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Team player, resourceful, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

How to Apply

Download the KNATCOM 1A form from the website www.unesco.go.ke

Complete the form and sign (Do Not attach any documents)

First send a soft copy in word format to hr2019@unesco.go.ke (Do Not attach any documents)


Secondly, send a hard copy to:

The Secretary General/CEO

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

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P.O. Box 72107-00200

National Bank Building, 16th Floor

Harambee Avenue


Note: Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Valid Clearance certificates from EACC, HELB, KRA & CID is mandatory.


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