Procurement Officer Wanted: University Research Co., LLC – September 2017

Job Title: Procurement Officer

Location: Lusaka or [TBD] provincial office, Zambia
Supervises: Procurement Assistant
Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration

Roles and Responsibilities:

Job Purpose:

The Procurement Officer will coordinate the procurement of supplies and equipment for project activities. S/he will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient functioning of all procurement and disposal activities of the project

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee procurement processes, including a review of purchase requisitions, request for quotations, supplier selection, negotiations, purchase and delivery forms, and coordination with the stock management officer.
  • Spearhead the process of supplier Pre-Qualification and management.
  • Management of leases, contracts, and agreements for services and goods
  • Ensure URC and USAID procurement policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Receive guidance from program staff, ensuring the follow-up of the local purchases supplied, payments, and delivery confirmation.
  • Procurement of printing for training materials (stationery, manuals, handouts, etc.) and stationary for workshops, and other events.
  • Update and maintain the project procurement tracker
  • Stay abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; compile and update applicable local policies; and train URC’s program and partner staff in these policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management or Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration or any other business related field With a Master’s degree in Procurement & Supply management or any other related field.
  • Five (5) years’ practical experience in the field of Procurement and Supply management with demonstrable knowledge of Zambia procurement laws and regulations.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Excellent communication or interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Zambia for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

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