Senior Officer – Procurement Pricing


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The Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) a body corporate and responsible for regulation of public procurement in Zambia invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment into ZPPA’s establishment for the following positions:

JOB TITLE: SENIOR OFFICER-PROCUREMENT PRICING, ZPPA 05 (1 POSITION)

1.0 PURPOSE

To assist in the development of the Authority Price Index to be used by procuring entities for procurement of standard goods, services and works and other related procurements.


2.0 STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES

2.1 Undertake research on prices of goods from manufacturers, middle distributors and retailers and cost of services, works and other related needs;

2.2 Analyze the cost of goods, services, works and other related products and project costs based on market performance;

2.3 Prepare and compile monthly, quarterly and yearly indexes for all standard procured goods, services and works and upon approval, upload the same on the Authority website;

2.4  Conducts capacity building interventions to sensitize practitioners in public sector procuring entities and other stakeholders on the benchmarking price system;

2.5 In consultation with superior, engage in activities for continuous improvement, sustainability of the benchmarking procurement system; and

Performs other lawful duties assigned by superior from time to time.

3.0  QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Education : Full Grade 12 Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better.
  • Vocational or Professional Requirements : Candidates should have any of the following;
    • Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, or Demography, or Statistics, or Mathematics or Actuarial Science;
    • Being in possession of a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply or related field such as Commerce, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Purchasing and Materials Management will be added advantage.
  • Relevant Post Qualification Experience : Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a related field such as Purchasing and Supply, Commerce, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Purchasing and Materials Management.

4.0 OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Good writing and oral communication skills;
  • Computational and analysis skills; and
  • Current affiliation to a Professional body will be added advantage.

5.0 TENURE

The position of the Senior Officer-Procurement Pricing is on permanent and pensionable basis.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.
  • Should comprise an application letter and curriculum vitae.
  • Certified copies of bachelor’s degree, Grade twelve (12) Certificate and any other relevant certificates by a Commissioner of oaths.

Applications should be addressed to the:

Director General
Zambia Public Procurement Authority
Stand No. Sub J-11790
Procurement House
Off Alick Nkhata Road, Longacres
P O BOX 31009
LUSAKA

Candidates MUST download and fill in the Profile Summary Form placed on the website and email it together with other documents to [email protected]  Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line and sign-off the application letter for employment. The size of your attachments should not exceed 10 Megabyte. Only applications sent via email will be considered.

D.CLOSING DATE

The closing date for receipt of applications will be Monday, 24th January, 2022 at 17:00 hours and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW THE JOB PROFILE SUMMARIES:

SENIOR OFFICER – PROCUREMENT PRICING

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

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