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 – EGP, ZPPA 05 (1 POSITION)

 

  1. PURPOSE

 

To support the provision of training to e-GP system users and monitor the roll-out and usage of the system.

 

  1. STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES

 

Under the supervision of the Principal Officer-eGP the officer will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

 

2.1       Train Procuring Entities (PEs), Suppliers and other stakeholders on the usage of the e-GP system;

 

2.2       Conduct PEs readiness assessments for implementation of the of e-GP system;

 

2.3       Undertake site inspections to establish usage of e-GP system and provide support;

 

2.4       Support PEs on how to prepare and upload annual procurement plans and tenders on the e-GP system;

 

2.5       Provide on-sight and on-spot support to PEs on site and respond to queries;

 

2.6       Monitor helpdesk activities;

 

2.7       Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports from activities undertaken and utilize the reports in conducting follow-ups to ensure that issues raised are addressed; and

 

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

 

  1. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

  1. Education: Full Grade 12 Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better.
  2. Vocational or Professional Requirements: Candidates should have any of the following;
    1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Procurement and Supply; or
    2. Bachelor of Arts Degree in a Social Science with a Diploma in CIPS.
  3. Relevant Post Qualification Experience: Minimum two (2) years’ procurement experience.

 

  1. OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Good writing and ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients and other stakeholders in order to provide support on the e-GP system;
  2. Ability to comprehend system reports and prepare reports;
  3. Customer Service oriented; and
  4. Must be a member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) with current practicing certificate. 

 

  1. TENURE

 

The position of the Senior Officer- e-GP is on permanent and pensionable basis.

 

B.      JOB TITLE: SENIOR OFFICER-PROCUREMENT PRICING, ZPPA 05 (1 POSITION)

 

1.0      PURPOSE

 

To assist in the development of the Authority Price Index to be used by procuring entities for procurement of standard goods, services and works and other related procurements.

 

2.0         STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES

 

2.1      Undertake research on prices of goods from manufacturers, middle distributors and retailers and cost of services, works and other related needs;

 

            2.2    Analyze the cost of goods, services, works and other related products and project costs based on market performance;

 

            2.3    Prepare and compile monthly, quarterly and yearly indexes for all standard procured goods, services and works and upon approval, upload the same on the Authority website;

 

            2.4    Conducts capacity building interventions to sensitize practitioners in public sector procuring entities and other stakeholders on the benchmarking price system;

 

            2.5    In consultation with superior, engage in activities for continuous improvement, sustainability of the benchmarking procurement system; and

 

  1.      Performs other lawful duties assigned by superior from time to time.

 

     3.0  QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

  1. Education: Full Grade 12 Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better.
  2. Vocational or Professional Requirements: Candidates should have any of the following;

 

  1. Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, or Demography, or Statistics, or Mathematics or Actuarial Science;
  2. Being in possession of a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply or related field such as Commerce, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Purchasing and Materials Management will be added advantage.

 

  1. Relevant Post Qualification Experience: Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a related field such as Purchasing and Supply, Commerce, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Purchasing and Materials Management.   

 

4.0      OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Good writing and oral communication skills;
  2. Computational and analysis skills; and
  3. Current affiliation to a Professional body will be added advantage. 

 

5.0      TENURE

 

The position of the Senior Officer-Procurement Pricing is on permanent and pensionable basis.

 

C.         APPLICATION PROCESS

 

  1. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

 

  1. Should comprise an application letter and curriculum vitae.

 

  1. Certified copies of bachelor’s degree, Grade twelve (12) Certificate and any other relevant certificates by a Commissioner of oaths.

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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 Megabyte. Only applications sent via email will be considered.

D.        CLOSING DATE

 

The closing date for receipt of applications will be Monday, 24th January, 2022 at 17:00 hours and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW THE JOB PROFILE SUMMARIES:

 

1. SENIOR OFFICER – EGP

2. SENIOR OFFICER - PROCUREMENT PRICING