Supply Chain Management Officer

The National Research Fund (NRF) is a State Corporation established under section 32 of the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013 with the objective to facilitate Research for the advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Agency seeks to recruit qualified, competent, dynamic, proactive, innovative and highly committed staff to fill the position of Supply Chain Management Officer.

Job Specification

This is the entry position for graduates. An Officer at this level will work under Supervision of a Senior Officer. The duties and responsibilities entail Assisting in: –

  1. Processing of purchase requisition;
  2. Carrying out procurement of Air tickets and follow–up on the same;
  3. Preparing Local Purchase Orders/Local Service orders for timely authorization and dispatch to suppliers;
  4. Assisting users in preparing specifications;
  5. Inviting quotations;
  6. Participating in tender opening and evaluation;
  7. Carrying out market surveys and research;
  8. Participating in quotation opening and evaluation; 
  9. Processing of purchase orders;
  10. Participating in inspection and acceptance of goods and services; and
  11. Receiving of stores and taking them on charge.

Applicant Specification

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: — Procurement and Supply Chain Management; Purchasing and Supplies Management. Supply Chain Management; Procurement and Contract Management; Logistics and Supply Management; Procurement and Logistics Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. Proficiency in Computer; 
  3. Good communication skills, and
  4. Meets the provisions of chapter six of the constitution;

The details for each of the advertised position are available on the Agency’s Website Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send their applications together with copies of academic/professional certificates and identity card in PDF format to and the subject line should contain the Job Title.

For hand delivered applications, they shall be dropped in a box marked “National Research Fund Advertised Positions” placed at the 3rd floor of the NACOSTI building.

Applications sent by either post or hand should be contained in sealed envelopes with the Job Title marked on the surface and delivered to the address below:

Chief Executive Officer  

National Research Fund

NACOSTI Building 3rd Floor, Upper Kabete, – Off Waiyaki way,

P.O Box 26036 – 00100,





Please Note

  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  2. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  3. The National Research Fund is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
  4. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National
    Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during
  5. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  6. Successful candidates after interviews will be required to obtain the following documents:
    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
    2. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    3. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    4. Clearance Certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    5. Clearance Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)