26 Aug 2014

Policy & Research Officer I Job Vacancy

The Public Procurement Oversight Authority is established under the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005.

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:

Ref: PRO/6/2014

1 Position

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:
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant experience;
  • A minimum of an upper second class honors degree in economics, or economics and mathematics, or economics and statistics from a recognized institution; or
  • A minimum of an upper second class honors degree in any of the subjects enumerated at (1) above with a bias towards computer science, operations research, survey techniques and demographic techniques from a recognized institution; or
  • A minimum of an upper second class honors degree in statistics with appropriate specialization from a recognized institution;
  • Experience and knowledge of data analysis and data management techniques using SAS, SPSS, STATA, Access, Excel, and/or other databases;
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills; and
  • Experience in proposal and report preparation.
How to Apply
Click here to Download PPOA Formal application Form 

Each application should be accompanied by a copy of the National Identity Card/Passport, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.

All applications should be clearly marked “Application for (indicate the position applied for)’’, on the envelope and submitted on or before 5th September, 2014 in any ONE of the following ways:

Manual applications should be hand delivered to the reception desk on 11th floor, National Bank Building, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.

Online applications should be e-mailed to the Director General:

Posted applications should be addressed to:

Director General
Public Procurement Oversight Authority
11th Floor, National Bank Building
P. O. Box 58535-00200,

Interested applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution and in addition must, get clearance from the following bodies.

Kenya Revenue Authority;

Higher Education Loans Board;
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct).
Note: 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.

If you have the required qualifications, please submit your detailed application to the address above by 5th September, 2014 quoting the job reference title for the position you are applying for.

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

Interested candidates are advised that canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. 

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