Chief Procurement Officer

Locally recruited position

Public Procurement & Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA)

The Public Procurement & Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill various vacant positions tenable at the Authority as follows:

Chief Procurement Officer (1 position)

Job Title: Chief Procurement Officer

Grade: PPDA5

Division: Procurement

Location: Lilongwe

Reporting Responsibility: Director General

Supervision Exercised: Procurement Officer

Purpose of the Job

To facilitate procurement of goods, works and services and disposal of assets in line with the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Act and other related regulations.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

1. Initiating review of procurement policies, strategies, annual procurement plans/work plans and budget
2. Consolidating annual procurement plans and coordinating their implementation
3. Procuring goods/works and services in liaison with user departments and in accordance with corporate Guidelines and Public Procurement Act
4. Preparing Tender Documents
5. Coordinating the preparation of Procurement Notices for advertisement with the media.
6. Organizing and coordinating the opening of Tenders and Proposals.
7. Being a secretary for evaluation and IPC meetings and providing technical advice.
8. Preparing bid evaluation reports for IPC for approval and records.
9. Coordinating inspection of goods and equipment supplied.
10. Conducting performance rating and supplier appraisal for all suppliers of goods and services.
11. Building good working relations with specific suppliers.
12. Preparing periodic reports

Qualifications and Experience

● Bachelor’s degree in either Procurement, Purchasing and Supply or Supply Chain Management.
● A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in procurement or related field at officer level or 3 years work experience at senior officer level.
● A member of MIPS
● Experienced and accomplished practitioner in procurement and disposal of assets at senior level.

Requisite Knowledge, Abilities and skills

● Good knowledge of Malawi Government’s public procurement and disposal policies.
● Thorough knowledge /understanding of procurement systems,
● Use of Microsoft suite of programs to produce documents, spreadsheets, Power Point presentations and flowcharts.
● Excellent knowledge of procurement tools such as e-Tender systems and contract management systems.
● Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
● Strong organisational skills, versatility, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

General Conditions

The positions attracts a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with one’s qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should send their application together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees ONLY to:

The Director General
Private Bag 383

To reach the Authority on or before 10th December, 2021.

Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

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