Zambia Public Procurement Authority
Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Principal Officer – Technical Services – Zppa x4

The Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA), a body corporate and responsible for regulation of public procurement in Zambia invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment into ZPPA’s establishment for the following position:


  • To advise superior, Management and Procuring Entities on general and technical risks arising from contract execution and infrastructure related procurements in order to ensure due compliance with provisions of contracts and Public Procurement Act of 2008 and Regulations.

Statement of Main Duties

  • Under the overall direction and guidance of the Manager-Contracts and Performance Audit, the job holder will be responsible for undertaking inspections and investigations to monitor due compliance with the regulations and procedures in accordance with the Public Procurement Act of 2008 and Regulations.
  • The jobholder will specifically perform the following duties among others:
  • Carry out procurement and performance audits of infrastructure related projects to ensure compliance from inception to project commissioning
  • Plans and undertakes investigations and inspections of infrastructure related procurements in Government Ministries, departments and parastatals to ensure due compliance with the Public Procurement Act and Regulations;
  • Prepares contract audit reports with appropriate recommendations with the assistance of other team members and refers it to the Manager-Contracts and Performance Audit for Management decision making
  • Facilitates planning and supervises the work of staff ensuring that they all contribute to the work of the unit
  • Analyses projects to determine if they are workable by assessing materials, costs and time requirements to assist decision-making
  • Supports, checks, monitors and evaluates performance of procuring entities on infrastructure related procurements and their activities to ensure that they conform to procurement procedures and regulations
  • Initiates and facilitates follow-up actions proposed in the reports by procurement entities within the time frame set or agreed upon and reports progress to superior
  • Obtains feedback from procuring entities on problems experienced with current procedures and standards and proposes changes to superior to make them more efficient and user friendly; and
  • Performs other lawful duties assigned by superior from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Full Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better;
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Quantity Surveying, Building Science or related field;
  • A least three (3) years post qualification experience in procurement or related field. Knowledge of Public procurement will be an added advantage.
  • Other Skills and Requirements
  • Good communication skills in writing and oral orientation;
  • Good interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Should be able to prepare and present technical reports for management use;
  • Should have excellent numeracy skills to analyze and interpret technical data, figures and reports; and
  • Must be a member of the Zambia Institute of Quantity Surveyors and registered with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board. Must have a valid Practicing license.


  • The appointment to the position of Principal Officer-Technical Services is on permanent and pensionable basis.

How to Apply

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should comprise a curriculum vitae and certified copies of Grade Twelve (12) certificate, Degree including transcript of degrees and any other relevant certificates, National Registration Card, and current practicing certificate of the relevant professional body as required by each position. Applications should be addressed to:

The Director General Zambia Public Procurement Authority Stand 11790 Sub J Off Alick Nkhata Road Procurement House

PO Box 31009,


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