Procurement Officer (re-advertised)

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary:


The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) is a statutory body established under the Medicines and Allied Substances Act (No. 3) of 2013 and is responsible for regulation of medicines and allied substances in Zambia. The Authority invites applications from suitably qualified Zambian citizens to fill the following vacant position:


Purpose of the Job

The procurement Officer will facilitate the timely acquisition of goods and services in line with the public Procurement Act No. 12 of 2008 to meet organisational requirements in a systematic and cost-effective manner.

Main Duties and responsibilities

  • Timely preparation of procurement plans and submission to ZPPA;
  • Coordinate the development of Specifications with user Departments;
  • Provide guidance to Users in the raising of
  • Purchasing Requisitions in order to ensure compliance to procurement procedures;
  • Selection of appropriate procu rement methods in order to ensure compliance to procurement procedures;
  • Advertising Tenders in order to have a wider appeal,
  • Leading in the evaluation of Tenders and preparation of Evaluation Reports in order to ensure compliance to procurement procedures;
  • Preparation of procurement Committee papers for submission to the procurement Committee¬†as directed by the Supervisor in order to facilitate holding of Procurement Committee meetings;
  • Circulation of Procurement Committee papers to procurement Committee Members in order to facilitate holding of Procurement meetings;
  • Preparation of Quarterly Procurement Reports in order to update management;
  • Preparation of Departmental Monthly Reports in order to report on implementation of activities;
  • To perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualification and person specifications

  • Full Grade 12/Form V School Certificate
  • The applicant should be in possession of a Degree in Purchasing and Supply with Graduate Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies (CPS) Level 6
  • Member of relevant professional body i.e. Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • CIPS with a valid practicing certificate
  • Computer literate (knowledge of MS office-word, excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Minimum five (5) years’ work experience in a reputable Organisation i.e. Statutory Board or
    Public Institution.
  • Excellent written and oral communication;
  • Must be a Zambian citizen

Interested Zambian citizens should send applications with detailed curriculum vitae that includes e-mail, telephone / cell phone numbers and certified copies of original certificates with three (03) traceable references to: –

The Director – General
Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority
Plot No.6903 Tuleteka Road, Off Makishi Road
PO Box 31890

Envelopes should be appropriately marked for the position applied for.

Closing date: 31st October 2018

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.


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