Full-Time Procurement Officer [Two Positions: LUSAKA (1) and CHIPATA (1)]
Procurement Officer [Two Positions: LUSAKA (1) and CHIPATA (1)]
The Government of the Republic of Zambia with the support of the World Bank is implementing the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) in Eastern province. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to improve landscape management and increase environmental and economic benefits for targeted rural communities in the Eastern Province and to improve the Zambia’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency”.
The project aims to provide support to rural communities in Eastern Province to allow them to better manage the resources of their landscapes so as to reduce deforestation and unsustainable agricultural expansion; enhance benefits they receive from forestry, agriculture and wildlife; and reduce their vulnerability to climate change. The project intends to also ensure that enabling conditions are in place for these changes to happen. Simultaneously, the project will create the enabling environment for carbon emission reduction purchases to be made in a subsequent project. The ZIFLP’s key beneficiaries are poor communities of the Eastern province.
A. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The Procurement Officer will be responsible for the procurement of goods, works and services under the direct executing responsibility of the Provincial Administration in accordance with the Government of the Republic of Zambia and World Bank procedures.
B. MAIN DUTIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES
Prepare and implement procurement plans and tracking mechanisms for the project;
Take the lead and guide project staff in the selection of consultants by preparing expressions of interest, and managing the related Request For Proposals processes, and in evaluation processes;
Facilitate negotiations associated with contractual engagements of individuals and firms;
Monitor and report on timely execution of all procurement and contracts;
Implement procurement activities of the project, based on approved procurement plan;
Act as Liaison on procurement activities with the Provincial Project Unit, the National Project Unit and the National Project Implementation Unit – Procurement Manager to ensure compliance of all expected procurement guidelines for both the World Bank and Government;
Develop, update and ensure implementation of the Procurement Manual;
Provide procurement advisory services at all levels of project implementation; and
Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
C. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum education of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (such as, Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, and any other management related field);
Professional qualification in a Procurement related field such as the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS);
Must be a member of a recognized professional body such as the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS), and possess a valid/current practicing certificate; Minimum of three (03) years post qualification working experience in Procurement and management position.
Experience in donor funded projects, in particular World-Bank funded projects, is desirable or a definite advantage;
Good communication skills;
Computer literate with skills in at Excel, Word, Power point, Microsoft Office; and Ability to be a good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships
- DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The contract will be for a period of 24 months renewable based on performance evaluation with an initial probation period of 6 months.
How to ApplySealed application letters with current curriculum vitae (CV), traceable referees and copies of academic/professional qualifications must reach the undersigned not later than Monday 13th November 2017. Head Procurement For/ Permanent Secretary - DPA Ministry of National Development Planning Fairley Road Ridgeway LUSAKA Alternatively send your application with all relevant information by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org The outer envelope must be clearly marked "Call for Applications on the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) and indicate the position applied for". Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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