Intern – Procurement

About the Position

The Procurement Intern will be exposed to a real industry experience from the academic learning gained in college/university. This internship is a six months program aiming to give entry-level candidates work experience, personal and professional development through on-job mentorship and coaching.

Specific responsibilities include:

Receive Intent to purchase from requesters and ensure they are fully approved.
Assist in the solicitation of quotations, proposals, and tendering process.
Assist with analyzing quotations received on a timely basis.
In tandem with the Procurement Manager, assist in managing vendor database.
Assist with sending communications to vendors including Local Purchase Orders.
Support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the annual Procurement Plan, monitor progress and assist to make suggestions for overcoming bottlenecks.
Assist with the preparation of documents and implementation of the document/file management system.
Assist with asset inventory management.
Implement best practices throughout the procurement cycle.
Assist in the preparation of reports.
Perform other tasks as requested by your line manager.


About You

Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Purchase and Supplies or related field
Any professional qualification will be an added advantage.
Previous internship experience in a similar role is desirable.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Excel, Word, Outlook
Good communication skills, both written and oral
Demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness to identify and solve issues proactively


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About Fred Hollows Foundation

It’s estimated there are 328,000 blind people in Kenya, with another 750,000 visually impaired. Cataract is the largest cause of avoidable blindness in the country, making up 43 per cent of all cases of blindness. The Fred Hollows Foundation is working with the Government of Kenya to improve health services. Our focus is on the rural areas where 80 per cent of the population live and where access to health services is extremely limited due to finite resources and financial allocation for eye health.