Planning Officer, Job Grade KISM 6

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management

The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), established through the Supplies Practitioners Management Act (SPMA) of 2007, is a leading corporate body mandated to train, register, and license supplies practitioners in Kenya. As the national body for Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals in both the private and public sectors, KISM plays a crucial role in regulating the practice of supplies practitioners. The KISM Council is currently seeking a dynamic and performance-oriented individual to join their team as a Planning Officer in the Directorate of Strategy, Planning & Research.

Job Summary

As a Planning Officer, you will play a key role in the development, implementation, and review of policies and strategies for planning, performance management, monitoring, and evaluation. You will be responsible for providing leadership in the execution of the Institute’s Strategic Plan, contributing to corporate research, economic analysis, and strategies, and participating in feasibility studies and service delivery surveys.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Your key duties and responsibilities will include:

  1. Data Collection: Collecting and collating statistical data.
  2. Strategic Plan Implementation: Implementing the Institute’s strategic plan and service charter.
  3. Performance Contract: Implementing the Institute’s performance contract and master plan.
  4. Corporate Research: Conducting corporate research, economic analysis, and strategies.
  5. Feasibility Studies: Undertaking feasibility studies and service delivery surveys.
  6. Development Plans: Providing input in the preparation of development plans.

Person Specifications

To be eligible for this role, you must have:

  1. Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, project planning and management, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  2. Computer Proficiency: Proficiency in computer applications.
  3. Leadership and Integrity: Meet the expectations of Chapter 6 on Leadership and Integrity.

Skills and Competencies

The following skills and competencies are essential for the role:

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Time and Priority Management
  3. Customer Service Focus
  4. Problem-Solving Skills
  5. Interpersonal Skills
  6. Adaptability and Flexibility
  7. Innovative and Creative Thinking
  8. Organization Skills

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates are requested to apply online and address their application letter to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management,

KISM Tower 12th Floor, Ngong Road

P. O Box 30400-00100, Nairobi


Candidates must attach scanned copies of their CV, educational background, professional qualifications, and relevant documents/testimonials. During formal interviews, shortlisted candidates must produce originals of all scanned documents.

Applications MUST be submitted online via email to and should reach the Institute before midnight (12:00) on Friday 11th August 2023. All applicants are required to submit a filled KISM job application form, accessible through the link: KISM Job Application Form.

KISM is an equal opportunity employer, and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To enhance your chances of securing the Planning Officer position at KISM, consider the following tips:

  1. Emphasize Relevance: Highlight your experience and skills related to planning, performance management, and monitoring & evaluation.
  2. Showcase Technical Expertise: Demonstrate your proficiency in computer applications and any relevant software.
  3. Exhibit Leadership Qualities: Present evidence of your ability to lead and uphold integrity as per Chapter 6 requirements.
  4. Tailor Your Application: Customize your application to match the specific requirements of the Planning Officer role at KISM.
  5. Submit Complete Documents: Ensure all necessary documents are included with your application.
  6. Follow Application Instructions: Carefully follow the provided application instructions and use the specified email address for submission.
  7. Use KISM Job Application Form: Complete and submit the KISM job application form as requested.

We encourage you to apply with confidence and wish you the best of luck in your application process!

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