Assistant Procurement and Operations Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kabwe, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website Restless Development Zambia

About Restless Development.

Restless Development is a global non profit agency. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. We are independently registered and governed in nine countries (India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe) bound together by our vision for youth power. We run youth-led programmes to tackle the issues that young people care about the most as well as running a growing global Youth Collective.

We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being ignored and overlooked. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether  that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their  lives and the lives of people in their communities.

Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every  level of our organisation.

About the Role.

We are seeking a dynamic and talented Assistant Procurement and Operations Coordinator to ensure the highest standards in performance and accountability are achieved across the agency. Based in our Head Office in Kabwe (with  regular travel to other operational locations including to Suppliers), the Assistant Procurement and Operations Coordinator will ensure our team is delivering the highest standards of Procurement and supporting the Finance and Administration Manager in Operations matters.

Working under the leadership of the Finance and Administration Manager, the Assistant Procurement and Operations Coordinator  will also be expected to drive performance through the Administrative Assistant and Drivers to meet or exceed the  targets set against our strategy and business plan.

The successful candidate will be highly systems and process oriented, ensuring that up to date information is available, analysed and acted upon by the Leadership Team to address the level of risks and challenges to the performance of  the business units.

About You.
Essential and Desirable skills and experience

  • Graduate-level degree in Purchasing and Supply or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in monitoring Procurement risks and work plan forecasting against  plans and targets.
  • Member of the Zambia institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • Proven success in cultivating relationships with external stakeholders such as  Suppliers.
  • Commitment to Restless Development’s values and mission.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially Excel, Power-point, and Word.
  • Be results oriented and forward-thinking, with demonstrated analytical skills.
  • A  role model, able to gain the respect of the management and wider staff team.
  • Experience in collecting and analysing data.
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques.
  • Experience in oversight of multiple teams and units.
  • Proven success of distance management of field offices.
  • Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures.

The Individual must be results orientated, highly self-motivated and have  demonstrated analytical skills and ability to communicate effectively. The  successful candidate will thrive in a multicultural environment as part of a rapidly  growing and developing organisation and be personally committed to Restless  Development’s mission and values.

Educational Background

Minimum: Graduate-level degree in Purchasing and Supply or equivalent work experience.

How to Apply.
Please send a completed application to [email protected] by 20th September, 2023 indicating subject line as “APPLICATION_YOUR NAME_ ASSISTANT PROCUREMENT AND OPERATIONS COORDINATOR”.

Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.

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First round interviews are scheduled to take place on a date to be advised.

Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and seeks to recruit, retain and develop staff from all sectors of the community and will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

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