Vision Africa Regional Network (VAREN)
Posted Job
about 2 years ago

Procurement Officer -x1

Vision Africa Regional Network (VAREN) has entered into agreement with Millennium Challenge Account Zambia (MCAZ) to implement a Sanitation Improvement Project in Mtendere Township of Lusaka. The project intends to accelerate access to adequate sanitation to 1300 households by supporting construction of improved low cost toilets and connecting them to the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company Waste Water Network (sewer lines).

VAREN Invites applications for the following position:

Length of contract: 8 months (with extension possibility)

Supervisor: Project Manager

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparation of tender documents and obtaining quotations to ensure the production of realistic tenders and awarding of tender contracts
  • Responsible for the preparation and accurate processing of purchase orders within purchasing authority.
  • Responsible for investigating qualitative and quantitative discrepancies between goods ordered and goods received.
  • Responsible for generating monthly procurement reports, identify and investigate unusual items and report accordingly.
  • Responsible for attending to queries from suppliers and vendors with reference to purchase orders and receipts of goods.
  • Monitor internal procurement systems and processes and ensure that compliance is achieved
  • Assist the development of specifications for equipment, materials and services to be purchased
  • Ensure that goods and services procured have all the necessary documentation (e.g. quotations, quotation analysis, purchase orders / requisitions, goods received notes, delivery notes, invoices, receipts,
  • Invite, assess, and recommend supplier tenders, bids, quotations, and proposals
  • Draw up a plan for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
  • Ensure that the project office has important details such as the suppliers, qualifications, delivery times, potential development and products
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures etc
  • Any other reasonable and lawful instruction as given to the incumbent by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • Tertiary qualification in procurement or any other relevant tertiary qualification
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in procurement environment
  • Experience / Knowledge and skills
  • A high level of English language skills, both written and oral
  • Good analytical skills
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • Knowledge of the accounting systems and processing activities.
  • Budget management experience
  • High level of computer literacy, with specific requirements for Access databases, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Current drivers licence
  • Experienced in purchasing and negotiating with suppliers

How to Apply

All applicants for the above named positions should submit detailed curriculum Vitea accompanied by a cover letter addressed to:

The Executive Director,

PO Box 710527,


Email applications to

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