JOB OPPORTUNITIES

3 18 2021

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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 positions:

 

A.       JOB TITLE: SENIOR OFFICER – COMPLIANCE MONITORING, ZPPA 05 (3 POSITIONS)

1.0       PURPOSE

To assist undertake inspections and investigations to monitor due compliance in accordance with the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2020 and the Public Procurement Regulations, Statutory Instrument No. 63 of 2011.

2.0      STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES

2.1   Undertakes investigations and inspections of procuring entities and Councils to ensure due compliance with Public Procuring Guidelines and Regulations;

2.2   Prepares inspection reports with recommendations with the assistance of other team members and refers to the superior;

2.3   Monitors procurement of goods, works and services by procuring entities to ensure transparency and accountability;

2.4   Studies reports of procuring entities in order to monitor procurement issues;

2.5   Decides on day to day operations and prepares individual work plan to ensure smooth implementation of programmes and activities;

2.6   Inspects procurement records and proceedings of procuring entities;

2.7   Administers and enforces the Act;

2.8   Follows up action on implementation of recommendations by procuring entities; and

2.9   Performs any other duties assigned by superior from time to time.

3.0      QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

(i)   Education: Full Grade 12 Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better including English and Mathematics.

(ii)   Vocational or Professional Requirements: Candidates should have any of the following;

a)   Bachelor of Science Degree in Procurement and Supply; or

b)   Bachelor of Arts Degree in a Social Science with a Diploma in CIPS.

(iii)   Relevant Post Qualification Experience: Minimum two (2) years’ procurement experience.

4.0      OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

(i)   Good writing and oral communication skills;

(ii)   Computational and analysis skills; and

(iii)   Must be a member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) with current practicing certificate.

5.0     TENURE

The position of the Senior Officer – Compliance Monitoring is on permanent and pensionable basis.

 

B.       JOB TITLE: PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT, ZPPA 06 (1 POSITION)

1.0       PURPOSE

To assist in the procurement of works, goods and services in accordance with the public procurement legislation.

2.0     STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Principal Officer-Procurement, the job holder will be responsible for the following duties: 

2.1   Assists the superiors in preparation of tender enquiries and documents;

2.2   Ensures that all procurement bids and quotations are obtained from suppliers;

2.3   Assists with the evaluation of bids and quotations for supply of goods and services;

2.4   Participates in preparation of Procurement Committee documents and other such related documents;

2.5   Assists with the processing of invoices for payments for goods and services supplied;

2.6   Maintaining Procurement records to ensure proper accountability and easy retrieval;

2.7   Records each bidder in a register for reference purposes; and

2.8   Performs other duties that may be assigned by superior from time to time.

3.0      QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

(i)   Education: Full Grade 12 Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better including English and Mathematics.

(ii)   Vocational or Professional Requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Supply or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Graduate Diploma.

(iii)   Relevant Post Qualification Experience: Minimum two (2) years’ experience in procurement.   

4.0      OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

(i)   Good writing and oral communication skills;

(ii)   Computational and analysis skills; and

(iii)   Must be a member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) with current practicing certificate. 

5.0     TENURE

The position of the Procurement Assistant is on permanent and pensionable basis.

 

C.      APPLICATION PROCESS

(i)    All applications will be treated in strictest confidence;
(ii)   Should comprise an application letter and curriculum vitae;
(iii)  Certified copies of bachelor’s degree and any other relevant certificates by a Commissioner for oaths;
(iv)  Certified Grade twelve (12) Certificate by the Examinations Council of Zambia; and 
(v)   Applications should be addressed to the:
 
Director General
Zambia Public Procurement Authority
Stand No. Sub J-11790
Procurement House
Off Alick Nkhata Road, Longacres
P O BOX 31009
LUSAKA
 
(vi)  Candidates MUST download and fill in the Profile Summary Form placed on the website and email it together with other documents to jobs@zppa.org.zm  Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line and sign-off the application letter for employment. The size of your attachments should not exceed 10 Megabytes. Only applications sent via email will be considered.
 
(vii) The Profile Summary Forms can be downloaded via the links below:
 
 
 

D.       CLOSING DATE

The closing date for receipt of applications will be Friday, 10th December, 2021 at 17:00 hours and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.