Senior Officer â Technical Services at Zambia Public Procurement Authority

Lusaka, Full Time

Zambia Public Procurement Authority
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

The Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) a body corporate and responsible for regulation of public procurement in Zambia invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment into ZPPAs establishment for the following positions:
B. JOB TITLE: SENIOR OFFICER TECHNICAL SERVICES, ZPPA05 (1 POSITION)
PURPOSE
To perform tasks assigned by the superior in monitoring infrastructure related public procurement to ensure due compliance with technical specifications and procurement regulations and procedures.
 
STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES
Under the guidance of the Principal Officer Technical Services, the job holder will be responsible for ensuring that implementation of all infrastructure related contracts conform to the required terms and conditions agreed upon and in compliance with provisions of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations.
Assist in reviewing of data, assumptions and methodology used in project preparation and execution, cost estimates, assesses projects organization and management aspects to determine compliance with contract terms and conditions;
Analyses projects and project designs to determine if they were executed in accordance with approved designs and specifications and standards;
Monitors and evaluates contracts and regularly prepares detailed reports of performance of contracts among procuring entities for superiors attention;
Reviews infrastructure related procurements from superior procuring entities and consults superior on action to be taken;
Checks and follows-up actions proposed in the reports to ensure that they are implemented within the agreed timeframe by procuring entities and reports to superior;
Obtains feedback on problems concerning the current procedures and standards of contracts and propose changes to superior to make them more efficient and user friendly; and
Performs any other duties assigned by superior from time to time.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Full Grade 12 Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better.
Vocational or Professional Requirements: Candidates should have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or any related field.
Relevant Post Qualification Experience: Two (2) years post qualification experience in civil engineering practices. Knowledge in public procurement will be an added advantage.
OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
Good writing and oral communication skills;
Good interpersonal and analytical skills; and
Must be a member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia.
TENURE
The position of the Senior Officer Technical Services is on permanent and pensionable basis.

Method of Application
APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

Should comprise an application letter and curriculum vitae.

Certified copies of bachelors degree, Grade twelve (12) Certificate and any other relevant certificates by a Commissioner of oaths.

Applications should be addressed to the:
Director General

Zambia Public Procurement Authority

Stand No. Sub J-11790

Procurement House

Off Alick Nkhata Road, Longacres

P O BOX 31009

LUSAKA

Candidates MUST download and fill in the Profile Summary Form placed on the website and email it together with other documents to Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line and sign-off the application letter for employment. The size of your attachments should not exceed 10 Megabyte. Only applications sent via email will be considered.

Kindly ensure that the completed Profile Summary Form to be emailed together with other documents should be in Word document format.
D. CLOSING DATE

The closing date for receipt of applications will be Wednesday, 21st September, 2022 at 17:00 hours and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.