Procurement Officer

Website Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC), situated about 100 KM south of Lusaka, off Chirundu Road, is a regional training facility offering in-service training in Energy and  related technical, and non-technical courses for Africa and beyond. The Centre, in addition, offers quality conference, accommodation and catering services.

KGRTC is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the vacant position of PROCUREMENT OFFICER

  1. OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Reporting to the Registrar, the Procurement Officer will primarily be responsible for the procurement of goods and services while ensuring that corporate, government and ethical policies are adhered to. The Procurement Officer will be responsible for sourcing of suppliers, preparation of tender documents and proposals in accordance with the KGRTC procurement policy and the Zambia Public Procurement Act, drafting, editing, review and interpretation of contract terms, conditions and specifications and coordination of evaluation of proposals, bids and quotations and awarding or recommendation of contract awards within prescribed limits.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Coordinate the overall operation of KGRTC’s purchasing function to ensure goods, works and services are provided at the most competitive rates. Monitor organizational procurement trends and implement improved procedures.
  • Co-ordinate, administer, monitor and review the tendering process including, programming, advertising, analyzing, evaluating and contract award to meet required timescales.
  • Prepare contract documents including drafting contract clauses and special conditions of contract, scope of requirements, specifications and references to technical performance requirements suitable for the contracts in question.
  • Participate in specialized projects and assignments related to procurement as required
  • In collaboration with the Accounts Department prepare the annual Procurement Plan.
  • Perform secretarial functions to the Procurement Committee.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Stores Management or its equivalent
  • Member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • At least 5 years work experience in a supervisory capacity in purchasing management

SPECIAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in purchasing a large variety of materials, supplies, equipment and services.
  • Ability to prepare and evaluate bids and prepare technical specifications.
  • Knowledge and experience in contract management and negotiations
  • Experience of working with the Sage ACC PACC or similar software
  • Ability to exercise initiative in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Good communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of computers particularly the use of Microsoft Office and internet.
  • Self starter with analytical and strategic approach to issues.

Applications together with certified copies of relevant qualifications, curriculum vitae with three traceable referees and a day time contact number must be submitted by  29th June 2018, to the undersigned;

The Registrar
Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre
P.O. Box 32774
LUSAKA

or

The Registrar
Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre
P.O. Box 35
NAMALUNDU

OR through email to: [email protected]

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