Procurement Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • Applications have closed

Website Biocarbon Partners

BCP is a leading African conservation company which aims to generate sustainable conservation finance through the forest carbon markets.  We are working with Community and Government partners to help improve the conservation management over 1 million hectares of globally significant wildlife habitats in Zambia, and to benefit 225,000 people.   Most of the project areas are located in Game Management Areas bordering strategic National Parks in Eastern and Lusaka Province, governed by management agreements between local communities, the Government of Zambia, and BCP.

BCP is recruiting for the following position; Procurement Assistant x 1 – to be based in Lusaka. The Procurement Assistant will be responsible for sourcing for suppliers, products, and services, drafting contracts, and ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality. The position will report to the Procurement Manager.

STUFF WE’LL TRUST YOU WITH.

  • Preparing procurement reports.
  • Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Preparing tender documents and bid matrices for review and approval.
    Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Preparing cost analyses, and reports.
  • Receive authorized requisitions from users/ departments, in order to prepare and issue Requests for Quotations/ Bids/ Proposals documents.
    Prepare and develop bid documents and supplier bid lists to obtain competitive quotations on commodities and services required by the BCP projects.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and documentation on all requests, solicitations, responses, purchases, contracts, deliverables, payments and correspondence and any follow-up actions.
  • Ensure timely orders and deliveries of required products and services.
    Ensure all procurements are compliant with BCP, GRZ, and other stakeholder.
  • Monitor supply market trends in terms of new sources of supply and pricing structures. Build a strong supplier base and stay on top of market trends.
  • Collaborate with BCP HQ and regional site offices & teams to ensure all goods and services are delivered on time.
    Collaborate with technical staff to ensure timely support and preparation of sound procurement documents.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

PROBLEM SOLVERS WANTED.

  • Bachelor’s degree/diploma in supply chain management, logistics
    3+ years of experience as a procurement officer or in a similar position.
  • Must be a registered member with the Zambian Charted Institute Purchasing and Supply or Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Supervisory and management experience.
  • Attention to detail.

STUFF YOU’LL TELL PEOPLE AT PARTIES.

Helping to conserve over 565 million trees, and with close to 7 million tons of carbon emissions reduced to date, both BCP-implemented REDD+ Projects have been verified against the Verified Carbon Standard, the world’s leading voluntary Greenhouse Gas program. In 2021, the LZRP is the only project in Africa to receive 8 consecutive verifications and only the second in the World to achieve this! While it is also Africa’s first CCBA Triple Gold Project, with ‘Gold’ level verification against all three categories of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard (CCBA) for its exceptional climate change impacts and community and biodiversity benefits. The LCFP has achieved CCBA Triple Gold Validation for exceptional community impact. Awarded Best Individual Offsetting Project and Impact Monitoring Report in the World in the Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Markets Ranking 2021, and ranked in the top 0.5% of B Corps globally 2021, BCP offers carbon offsets with World class benefits. Under our 30 – Cubed goal, by 2030, BCP is set to deliver on our goal of avoiding 30 million tons of emissions annually, benefitting 3 million people, and partnering with communities across 30 million acres of globally significant wildlife habitat.

WE EVEN DO BENEFITS DIFFERENTLY.

As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, plus travel opportunities for work, plus health benefits, plus a great work culture, plus career growth, plus working with a diverse and committed team. Candidates interested in joining an innovative and high-performance team, and working towards doing amazing things in conservation technology and livelihoods, please send a CV, a cover letter, and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to [email protected] clearly indicating which position you are applying for, re: Procurement Assistant – Lusaka in the subject line.  Please also send 3 reference contacts, a publication list, and anything else that will help your application stand out.

Applications are accepted from 17th November 2022 until the positions are filled.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

If an applicant receives no response within a 30-day period, they should consider their application unsuccessful.


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