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Procurement Associate/Officer - Maternal Health Remote Care

Ilara Health
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

About Ilara Health
Ilara Health is participating in a maternal health project run jointly with the Kisumu Ministry of Health and funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at improving antenatal care (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC). Maternal mortality remains a significant public health problem in Kenya; especially in Kisumu County, where the maternal mortality ratio is nearly double the national average. COVID-19 has made provision of ANC/PNC services more difficult and resulted in an increase in negative maternal health outcomes. This is exacerbated by the heightened stigma and fear existing during the pandemic, as patients view health centers as high-risk hot spots for infection. This project aims to improve ANC/PNC services through a decentralized model that leverages Ilara’s diagnostic and telemedicine capabilities to deliver improved care.

Ilara was founded to bring diagnostic support and essential tests to patients and providers who currently are unable to access these basic life-saving tools. We partner with companies that are disrupting the diagnostic device landscape, integrate their devices into our tech platform, and offer this diagnostic package plus smart financing to health facilities in peri-urban areas across Africa. As a result, our facilities are now able to offer their patients essential tests through our affordable, tech-enabled, point of care (POC) diagnostic suite.
You’ll be joining a fast-paced startup environment and contribute to projects that will have a real impact on health outcomes.
We’re all super passionate about the work we do, and are looking for people with a drive to make real change in the world.
About the role
In this role, you’ll be focused in supporting systems for our maternal health project to ensure that thousands of mothers receive essential services at a time when access to health is limited due to COVID-19. Support the project in acquiring the needed equipment and supplies that will be used in service delivery.


  • Review, record and prioritize purchasing requests and obtain additional information/documentation as required.
  • Provide assistance to requisitions in preparing scope of work and specification of goods and services
  • Assist in the supply chain function for the projects which includes procurement of goods, works and services, disposal of stores and inventory.
  • Liaise with the project manager in prioritizing and execution of emerging procurement, identifying and pre-qualifying vendors, preparing bids, and other administrative and maintenance requests.
  • Contribute towards the development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and standards.
  • Liaise with user departments to prepare procurement plans on an ongoing basis
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities.
  • Develop strong relationships with vendors. Work with finance team to ensure vendors are paid in a timely manner.
  • Respond to queries and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.
  • Manage routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources.
  • Provide revision and proof-reading services for standard procurement related documents, to contribute to the development of accurate documentation
  • Perform other related duties as may be delegated.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Procurement, Supply Chain management or Purchasing and supplies
  • Diploma in Procurement or Supply Chain Management from Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)4
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
  • Minimum of 1 year work experience in a purchasing and/or warehouse function.
Skills & Competencies
  • · Excellent knowledge and understanding of procurement policies and              processes.
  • · Impeccable integrity and honesty
  • · Good communication both verbal and written skills.
  • · Good planning, analytical and organization skills.
  • · Good public relations and negotiation skills
  • · Proficiency in Ms Office applications such as Ms Excel, Ms Word and in particular.
  • · Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet goals and deadlines.
  • · Uphold and respect procurement ethics and to conduct activities with integrity.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

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Self-prepared CV file - the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourselfEducation certificate - the official certificate for your highest education
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