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Procurement and Supplies Specialist

The Zambia Development Agency (ZLA), established under Section 4 of the ZDA Act No. 11 of 2006 is an organization responsible for fostering economic growth and development by promoting trade and investment in Zambia. The Agency is seeking highly qualified and self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies:

Job Purpose

  • The job holder will be administering the procurement of goods and scrviccs for the Agency in a systematic and cost effective manner.

Duties

  • Negotiating for the supply of goods or services at the most competitive terms and prices
  • Liaising with suppliers or contractors in order to ensure timely and cost effective provision of procured goods/services
  • Communicating to management on any likely delays in the supply or ordered goods/services
  • Preparing bidding documents and management ofthe tender process (i.e. evaluate received bids, prepare reports, make recommendations to the Procurement Committee, raise purchase orders and prepare contract documents once the recommendations have been approved)
  • Contribute to the preparation ofannual work plans, procurement plan and budgets for the Department and participates in the smooth execution ofthe activities
  • Prepare periodic and adhoc reports of the department’s activities
  • Provide Secretarial services to the Procurement Committee
  • Ensure that the Zambia Public Procurement Authority procedures are followed when procuring goods and services for the Agency

Qualifications/Experience/Skills Requirements

  • First degree and Professional Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • Four (4) years’ experience in the Public Sector
  • Current Membership to the Zambia Institute ofPurehasing and Supply
  • Conversant with the Zambia Public Procurement Authority Regulations
  • Abilityto analyse and deal with vendor information
  • High levels of integrity
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Conversant with Sage 300 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System
  • A clean driver’s licence will be an added advantage

How to Apply

All applications must be clearly marked and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of qualifications and provide at least three references, and sent to:

The Director Finance and Administration,

Zambia Development Agency,

Privatisation House Nasser Road,

PO Box 30819,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
10 Aug
Email applications to
hrinfo@zda.org.zm
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