Vac. No. BS/19/19 : Procurement Officer
Grade : BS 6
Responsible to : Senior Procurement Officer
Responsible for : Assistant Procurement Officer
Number of posts : One
Duty station : Blantyre

Job purpose
To process procurement of goods and services

Key duties and responsibilities
The Procurement Officer shall be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Process purchase requisitions;
2. Sourcing quotations;
3. Raising local purchase order;
4. Verifying and processing invoices;
5. Buying goods and services;
6. Preparing advertisements of tendering documents;
7. Filing procurement documents;
8.Preparing requests for quotation documents;
9. Receiving and opening bids from bidders;
10. Organising resources for bid opening and evaluation;
11. Participating in the selection and evaluation of bidders;
12. Appraising the performance of Assistant Procurement Officer.

Minimum qualifications and experience
The applicant must have:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or its equivalent;
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (CIPS);
3. Membership to Malawi Institute for Purchasing and Supply (MIPS) shall have an added advantage;
4. At least two years post graduate experience in procurement in a busy environment.

Key competencies and attributes
The ideal applicant must:
1. Have good judgement and the ability to interpret policies and procedures;
2. Be carefully attentive to accuracy and detail;
3. Have knowledge of public procurement processes, policies and procedures including the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Act, Desk Instructions and Guidelines;
4. Have excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office programmes such as Excel, Word;
5. Have good time management and organisational skills;
6. Be committed, motivated and able to achieve tasks within required time frame;
7. Be able to priotise important matters and act within required time frame;
8. Have positive attitude;
9. Have strong interpersonal skills.

How to apply
The Malawi Bureau of Standards is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The Bureau is committed to the promotion of merit, fairness, equity, honesty, integrity, impartiality and professionalism. As such, any form of canvasing is not allowed and any candidate involved in canvasing of any kind shall be disqualified.

Interested persons who meet the above requirements should submit a written application letter together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed Curriculum Vitae, naming three traceable referees, in a sealed envelope clearly marked on top with the post being applied for before close of business on 5th July, 2019 to:

Director General
Malawi Bureau of Standards
P. O. Box 946
Blantyre