Senior Procurement Officer at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

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Senior Procurement Officer Ref No. SP/PS/16/03/20

Reports to Head Procurement and Supplies. The incumbent is responsible for procuring a wide range of supplies for the various projects including medical and lab equipment , medical furniture, medical supplies, reagents and test kits, construction and related works, ICT supplies, general goods and consultancy service among others. A significant part of these are procured internationally and this requires the candidate to be fully conversant with international procurement commercial terms, contract and procedures including customs and duty requirements, e-procurement and automated procurement systems.

Main Duties

  • Procures and ensures timely, efficient and cost effective supply of goods and services  to user projects / departments in accordance with donor and CIDRZ  guidelines
  • Prepares comprehensive impeccable, technical procurement documents including comprehensive formal tender and contract documents for construction works and all procurement categories.
  • Prepares of comprehensive tender evaluation reports.
  • Undertakes complete tendering process for both local and international procurement.
  • Develops and manages contracts for supplies and services.
  • Prepares Management Procurement Committee reports, procurement status reports, procurement planning, audit reports
  • Supervises Day to day supervision of staff-Procurement  Officers
  • Provides secretarial duties to the Sub Management Procurement Committee


  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Chartered member (MCIPS) for Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or Degree in Purchasing and Supply
  • 5 years Minimum working experience of which  2 years in a supervisory roles within the Supply Chain Management field
  • Experience in an international multicultural environment and procurement of medical supplies is an added advantage
  • Must be a member of Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply with a valid practicing license

Required Competencies

  • Supervisory Skills
  • Planning and organising
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Job Knowledge

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number to;

CIDRZ Human Resources Director

PO Box 34681, LUSAKA

or email:


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