Senior Procurement Officer

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Tropical Diseases Research Centre is a National Health Research Institution established by Act of parliament No. 31 of 1982 under the ministry of health. The Centre is mandated to conduct research and training in Tropical Diseases and other diseases of national health importance such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis and other Opportunistic infections. The Centre has continued to embrace a multi-disciplinary team of experts including medical scientific and non-medical staff to execute its functions in order to fulfil its mandate. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons who are self-motivated and result oriented to fill the following vacancies: –


 To source for goods and services upon receipt of approved purchase requisitions from stores and end users

 To negotiate for best prices from suppliers prior to preparation of order of authorization analysis recommending to supervisor the most favourable supplier to meet budget requirements

 To expedite outstanding orders and maintain local and foreign purchase registers to ensure the records are up to date

 Attending to suppliers who call in person, clarification of queries on phone with local and foreign suppliers

 To supervise and review Procurement Unit work

 Good knowledge of Public Procurement procedures and Regulations in accordance with the “Public Procurement Act of 2008”

 Must have good knowledge of Public Procurement tendering procedures To perform any other duties that may be assigned to him/her from time to time.


 Full Grade Twelve School Certificate Full CIPS qualification

 A minimum of at least five years experience

 Capable of working with minimum supervision

 Computer Literate Valid Driving License

 Current membership and practicing license with Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS)

How to apply

Hand written application letters accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional qualifications from recognized institutions should be addressed to the undersigned:

The Director Tropical Diseases Research Centre,

Ndola Central Hospital,

6th and 7th Floors,

Box 71769,


Application deadline
24 Jan