Procurement Officer job at Lusaka Based Local Organization

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Vacancy title:
Procurement Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Transportation & Logistics ]

Jobs at:

Lusaka Based Local Organization

Deadline of this Job:
09 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job title: Procurement Officer
• To evaluate suppliers, products, and services. To negotiate contracts and ensure that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality
• Assist to develop, formulate and implement procurement policies and procedures for the company in accordance with the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) Act.
• Implement the annual procurement plan for the purpose timely acquisition of goods and services.
• Draft tender and contract documents and evaluate tenders and quotations received and recommend for tender award.
• Monitor and ensure that both parties adhere to contractual obligations and advise management of any discrepancies or breach of terms identified.
• Ensure that procurement committee papers for goods and services in accordance to the approved thresholds are prepared and submitted
• Build, develop and manage supplier relationship and monitor their performance.
• Identify sources and obtain the most competitive price, quality and delivery, so as to ensure value for money to the company.
• Ensuring that recommendation to purchase goods and services are in conformity with the requirements and according to procedures
• Assist in reviewing procurement and supply systems to ensure stock items do not reach critical levels nor become far in excess of demand.
• Provide technical advice to the Manager- Purchasing and Supplies of the most suitable supplier (through the evaluation of tender documents) meeting supply contract specifications set out by the company.
• Provide input in the preparation of draft financial requirements and annual budget for the department; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances; implementing corrective actions.
• Evaluating of bids and make recommendations
• Manage and encourage staff, optimizes their outputs and effectively manages relationships in order to achieve organizational goals
• Prepare accurate routine procurement and special reports required by the supervisor on a monthly basis.
• Perform any other duties as delegated by superiors.

Academic Qualifications / Experience
• Grade 12 School Certificate including Math & English.
• Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management/CIPS Graduate Diploma
• Proven Business Knowledge and practical experience in an engineering industry or Company.
• Paid up Member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and supply.
• Minimum of 2 Years practical work experience in a reputable institution in the similar position
• Excellent working knowledge of Public Procurement as well as procurement Procedures.
• In-depth understanding of Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) Act.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
Only applicants with proven competencies and relevant qualifications may apply by emailing a detailed CV to [email protected] , which should include all contact details i.e. landline numbers, cell numbers and email address. The cover letter should clearly indicate the position being applied. Closing date 09th October 2021.

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