Procurement Officer

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Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS) was enacted through an Act of Parliament (ZCAS Act No. 1 of 1989) for the purpose of training accountants, promoting research and advancement of learning in accountancy, finance, and related studies, providing advisory and consultancy services, and for related matters.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the position is responsible for coordinating and initiating purchase orders and procurement of goods and services for the Centre and conducting research to determine procurement of goods and services at competitive prices.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Prepares annual procurement plans for the Centre.
  • Implements procurement plans by initiating purchase orders for submission to prospective suppliers.
  • Monitors procurement progress on all planned activities.
  • Tracks vendors and suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services.
  • Maintains and updates suppliers’ register.
  • Reviews purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy and follow up on discrepancies with the initiating department.
  • Collects quotations and prepares comparative analysis.
  • Processes Purchases Requisitions and prepares Purchase Orders.
  • Receives bid responses as per guidelines and reviews the same.
  • Maintains procurement files and records.
  • Prepares and processes standard procurement documents.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Experience And Skills:

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of five (5) “O” levels including English and
  • Mathematics.
  • Minimum of Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.
  • Three (3) years practical work experience in the field.
  • Conversant with Zambian Procurement Laws.
  • Must be a fully paid up Member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) with a 2022 Practicing License.
  • Must be Computer literate.

Method of Application

Signed applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of certificates and contact details (address/telephone/email) of at least two (2) traceable referees should be sent to the address below: The position should be clearly marked on the envelope.

Please note that only short-listed candidates shall be responded to.

Applications should be sent to:

The Board Secretary

Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies

PO Box 35243,

Dedan Kimathi Road,

Lusaka