Director General

JOB REF: DG/1/2021 (1 POST)

The Director General is appointed pursuant to Section 15(1) of the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act, 2015. Reporting to the Board, the Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority and is responsible for the day to day management and administration of the affairs of the Authority and overseeing the execution of the Authority’s mandate. The Director General is appointed by the Cabinet Secretary on the advice of the Public Procurement Regulatory Board and is the Accounting Officer and Authorized Officer of the Authority.

Specific duties and responsibilities entails:

i. Day to day management and operations of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (the Authority);
ii. Secretary to the Board and custodian of the Authority’s seal;
iii. Ensuring prudent management of resources of the Authority;
iv. Ensuring effective implementation of the Authority’s mandate;
v. Providing effective strategic direction on business related proposals and resource mobilization for the Authority’s activities;
vi. Providing strategic leadership in the development, implementation review of the strategic, business and annual plans to achieve the Authority’s mandate;
vii. Ensuring proper interpretation and implementation of Board decisions and resolutions;
viii. Ensuring development and implementation of policies, strategies and internal control systems for delivery of effective and quality service to internal and external clients;
ix. Advising the Board on the performance of the Authority’s core mandate and functions;
x. Advising the Cabinet Secretary responsible for The National Treasury & Planning on policies and strategies relating to Public Procurement and Asset Disposal;
xi. Initiating development of strategic partnerships and collaborations with the National and County Governments, development partners and other like-minded institutions;
xii. Leading in change management;
xiii. Ensuring effective communication between management and the Board, as well as between different levels of management and stakeholders;
xiv. Providing leadership and fostering teamwork among employees;
xv. Managing corporate risk;
xvi. Ensuring development and approval of the budget;
xvii. Ensuring compliance with statutory and legal obligations;
xviii. Fostering a culture that promotes ethical practice within the Authority;
xix. Ensuring succession management and employee growth and development;
xx. Ensuring that the Authority leverages on ICT in service delivery; and
xxi. Spokesperson of the Authority.
Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

At least fifteen (15) years’ relevant work experience, ten (10) years of which must be at a senior management position in procurement and supply chain;
Bachelor’s degree in procurement / Supply Chain Management /Law/Finance/Commerce /Business Administration/Economics or a related field from a recognized University;
Master’s Degree in a related field of study from a recognized University;
Professional qualification in Supply Chain Management;
Membership in a related professional body;
Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
Proficiency in computer application;
Demonstrated clear knowledge and understanding of:-Local, national and international policies and regulatory frameworks governing the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Systems;
Public Finance Management Act, 2012;
Public Procurement and Asset Disposals Act, 2015 and its attendant Regulations;
Mwongozo: The Code of Governance for State Corporations.
Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
The terms and conditions of service shall be approved in line with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015.


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The application should be accompanied by a copy of the National Identity Card/Passport, PPRA Formal Application Form, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents. Applications should be addressed to the address below and must be received by 5.00 p.m. on or before 19th March, 2021.

The Chairman
Public Procurement Regulatory Board
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:

Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority;
Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board;
Self-Declaration Form acknowledged and stamped by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
Police Clearance Certificate from the Criminal Investigation Department.
The application and required documents should be scanned and sent on email ONLY

PPRA is an equal opportunity employer and all Kenyans in their diversity, including youth, women and persons living with disability, are encouraged to apply.

About Public Procurement Authority

The Public Procurement System in Kenya has evolved from a crude system with no regulations to an orderly legally regulated procurement system. The Government’s Procurement system was originally contained in the Supplies Manual of 1978, which was supplemented by circulars that were issued from time to time by the Treasury. The Director of Government Supply Services was responsible for ensuring the proper observance of the provisions of the Manual. The Manual created various tender boards for adjudication of tenders and their awards.