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Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) Jobs: Drivers, Legal officers, Pricipal Officer Etc.

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The Public Procurement Oversight Authority was established under the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015. The Authority’s mission is ‘To facilitate access to procurement opportunities through enabling regulations that foster the value for money for national socio-economic development’. Towards this end, the Authority is seeking to recruit results oriented professionals to fill the following vacant positions.

  1. Principal Officer/Head of Regional Office- Ref: PPRA/4/2017 (3 Posts)

  2. Senior Officer/Regional Office –Ref  PPRA /SCO/5/2017 (2 Posts)

  3. Compliance Officer II, Ref: Co/7/2017 (6 Posts)

  4. Senior Legal Officer, Ref: SLO/5/2017 (1 Post)

  5. Legal Officer I, Ref: COM/6/2017 (1 Post)

  6. Senior Policy & Research Officer, Ref: PRO/5/2017 (1Post)

  7. Driver II, Ref: Dr/12/2017 (3 Posts)

Formal application form and details of job descriptions and specifications can be found below:

Job Descriptions and Specifications

The  Public  Procurement  Regulatory  Authority  (PPRA)  is  established  under  the  Public

Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015. The Authority’s mission is ‘To facilitate access to procurement opportunities through enabling regulations that fosters value for money for national socio-economic development’.

Towards this end, the Authority is seeking to recruit results oriented professionals to fill the following vacant positions.

 

  1. PRINCIPAL OFFICER/HEAD OF REGIONAL OFFICE- REF: PO/4/2017 (3 POSTS)

Job Descriptions and Specifications

Reporting to the General Manager, Technical Services, duties and responsibilities shall include managing a regional office and, in conjunction with the respective technical functional Managers at the headquarters, to facilitate the development and implementation of strategies for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the smooth functioning of the public procurement system with a view to ensuring compliance to the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and its attendant regulations. This includes undertaking procurement audits and assessments in procuring entities; contract and performance audits; handling of queries and complaints; investigations and enforcement including offering technical support and assisting the Authority in debarment of offending bidders and guiding staff to perform other Regulatory roles.

As the head of a regional office, the officer will also be responsible for management and coordination of administrative support to PPARB in the region and may act under delegated authority as the Secretary to PPARB. In addition, the officer will oversee the management and administration of other institutional support services at a regional office, in line with work instructions as shall be provided by the respective functional Managers.

The key result areas include:

  1. Compliance

Policy

 

III. Administrative Review

  1. Pre-Review: Preparatory activities for review cases to be undertaken in the region.
  2. Review: Activities during review of cases by ARB – ensure provision of administrative services

 

  1. Post-Review: Activities upon conclusion of review cases by ARB.
  2. Capacity Building

 

Coordinating and undertaking Capacity Building, mentoring and coaching in public procurement in the region.

  1. Administration

 

Liaising with respective heads of the administration support services at the head office to ensure smooth administrative services at the regional office.

 

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

 

 

  1. SENIOR OFFICER/REGIONAL OFFICE –REF: SO/5/2017 (2 POSTS)

 

Job Descriptions and Specifications

Duties and responsibilities shall include assisting the Head of Regional Office in addressing complaints, reviews, development and implementation of procurement reviews (Audits), assessment, fraud and investigation strategies, guidelines and operation manuals; enforcement of recommended action plans; ensuring adherence to the mandatory reporting requirements to the Authority by procuring entities; and preparation of mandatory quarterly and annual reports. In addition, the officer will assist the regional head in overseeing the management and administration of institutional support services in the regional office, in line with work instructions as shall be provided by the respective functional Managers.

The key result areas include:

  1. I. Compliance

 

  1. Procurement Audit: Reviewing / assessing various procurement activities to establish their respective levels of compliance with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015.
  2. Queries: Addressing procurement complaints raised by stakeholders and providing solutions guided by the Act.
  3. Enforcement: Taking appropriate remedial actions against offenders who breach the provisions of the Act in consultation with the line Manager.

 

  1. Policy
  2. Data Gathering: creation of central repository or data base pursuant to section (9m).
  3. Policy Operationalization: Interpretation of procurement policy, dissemination of procurement policy guidelines, and recommending on various aspects of the policy.
  4. Policy Review: Policy evaluation, and proposals on policy adjustments, deletions and addenda as necessary.
  5. Monitoring the performance of the procurement system by gathering data and making reports to the Headquarters
  6. Monitoring the preference and Reservation scheme and making necessary reports to the Headquarters in line with the Act, Regulations and PPRA guidelines

 

III. Administrative Review

  1. Pre-Review: Preparatory activities for review cases to be undertaken in the region.

 

  1. Review: Activities during review of cases by ARB – ensure provision of administrative services
  2. Post-Review: Activities upon conclusion of review cases by ARB.

 

  1. Capacity Building

Coordinating and undertaking Capacity Building, mentoring and coaching in public procurement in the region.

  1. Administration:

Liaising with respective heads of the administration support services at the head office to ensure smooth administrative services at the regional office.

Qualifications:

 

  1. COMPLIANCE OFFICER II, REF: CO/7/2017 (6 POSTS)

Job Descriptions and Specifications

Duties and responsibilities of the officer will include assisting the Compliance Manager or any other supervisor as may be appointed in various activities in data capture and analysis; maintenance of data on mandatory reporting requirements such as direct procurement and disposal to employees; termination of procurement processes; publication of contract awards; and annual procurement plans.

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  1. SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER, REF: SLO/5/2017 (1 POST)

Job Descriptions and Specifications

Reporting to the Corporation Secretary/Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, the duties and responsibilities of the Officer will include to provide legal advice to the Authority; prepare and review contracts; review, advise and make recommendations on new legislation, rules and regulations; ensure legal, statutory and contractual compliance, carry out legal research on issues affecting the Authority; ensure effective representation of the Authority in court matters; carry out comprehensive analysis of evidence gathered in the course of investigations and prepare legal reports and briefs; and assist in Board Secretarial duties.

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  1. LEGAL OFFICER I, REF: LO/6/2017 (1 POST)

Job Descriptions and Specifications

Duties and responsibilities will include the provision of legal services to PPRA on various matters, ensuring compliance with the legal framework, participating in the preparation of legal documents and briefs, handling litigation in court, preparation and analysis of cases for debarment hearings; and other duties as may be assigned by the Corporation Secretary.

The ideal job holder shall have at least two (2) years relevant experience in a similar position or as a practicing Advocate and a Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized institution. The candidate should be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of a relevant professional body. In addition the candidate should be computer proficient.

 

 

  1. SENIOR POLICY & RESEARCH OFFICER, REF: SPRO/5/2017 (1POST)

Job Descriptions and Specifications

Duties and responsibilities will include assisting the manager (policy & research) in analysis of proposals for the improvement of public procurement and disposal system; coordinating stakeholders’ consultations and preparation of requisite reports; preparation and dissemination of manuals and standard procurement documents to procuring entities and other relevant stakeholders.

In addition, duties will entail undertaking more complex statistical activities including drawing up survey questionnaires and conducting surveys, collect, collate, capture and analyze data on public procurement and disposal; computerization and analysis of data; writing and submitting reports on specific assignments.

 

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

 

  1. DRIVER II, REF: DR/12/2017 (3 POSTS)

Job Descriptions and Specifications

The officer will report to the Principal Human Resource and Administration Officer. Duties and responsibilities will include driving the motor vehicle as authorized; carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brake systems, and tyre pressure; detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems; maintaining work tickets for vehicles assigned; ensuring security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road including the safety of the passengers and/or goods therein; and maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

Note1: Applicants should note that an employee of PPRA can be deployed to work in any part of the country.

Note2: All employees are entitled to the following benefits:

Note3:

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Each application should be accompanied by a copy of the National Identity Card/Passport, PPRA Formal Application Form and attach copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.
  2. All applications should be clearly marked “Application for (indicate the position applied

 for)’’, on the envelope and submitted on or before 24th January, 2018 in any ONE of the following ways: 

  1. Hand delivered applications should be taken to the reception desk on 11th floor, National Bank Building, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.
  2. Posted applications should be addressed to:

Director General

Public Procurement Regulatory Authority

11th Floor, National Bank Building

PO. Box 58535-00200,

NAIROBI.

 

  1. c) Interested applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution and in addition must, get clearance from the following bodies:
  2. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority;
  3. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board;

NOTE 4: Clearance from the above institutions will not be criteria for short listing of candidates. However, short listed candidates will be required to provide evidence of clearance during the interviews.

Formal Application Form and details of job descriptions and specifications can be found on the PPRA website (www.ppra.go.ke).

If you have the required qualifications, please submit your detailed application to the address above by 24th January, 2018 quoting on the top of the envelope the job reference title for the position you are applying for.

PPRA is an equal employment provider and all Kenyans in their diversity, including the youth, women and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. We recognize that our strength lies in the diversity of our staff.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates are advised that any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.

 

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