Procurement Officer

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Procurement Officer

  • Post Date:April 25, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

REPORTS TO: Operations, Safety and Security Manager
DUTY LOCATION: Bulawayo

About CNFA and Amalima Loko:

CNFA is a US-based non-profit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has worked in Zimbabwe since 1999 to enhance agricultural productivity through input supply systems.

Position Summary

The Procurement Officer is a key member of the CNFA operations team, under the Operations, Safety and Security Manager, the Procurement Officer is responsible for the following duties: –

Responsibilities of the Procurement Officer:

  • Implements the procurement process at each stage:
    • preparation of documents (RFP, RFQ and Contracts);
    • identification and invitation of suppliers
    • evaluation of offers and comparative analysis
    • negotiation with bidders
  • Draft and periodically update the Country Purchasing Plan useful to categorize and differentiate the different purchasing methods in line with the procurement manual.
  • Drawing up an annual calendar for planning purchasing procedures;
  • Monitors compliance with contractual clauses in collaboration with the departments concerned;
  • Build and maintain pre-qualified vendor list
  • Proper filing of all procurement documents.

Other Duties

  • Follow-up with the Finance Department on all accounts payables to ensure timely payment and send proof of payments to suppliers
  • Perform any other activities as instructed by the Operations Manager or Chief of Party
  • Maintain audit ready files

Qualifications

  • University degree in Purchasing & Supply, Logistics & Transport with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in procurement management, etc. CIPS is a distinct advantage.
  • Clean Class 4 drivers’ licence and class 2 will be an added advantage
  • Defensive driving certificate.

Key knowledge, attributes, skills and abilities

  • Good negotiating & interpersonal skills and maintain effective working relationship with partners
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Highly well versed in USAID logistics & procurement regulations
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality matters
  • Problem solving and decision-making aptitude
  • Reliable & strong ethics
  • Computer literacy

Languages

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Ability to speak and understand IsiNdebele and/or other languages spoken in Matabeleland North is preferred.

Qualified candidates especially women are encouraged to send their applications. To apply please send cover letter and CV to [email protected] with “Procurement Officer” in the subject line.

Applications close 8th of May 2022 at 12 noon.