Assistant Procurement Officer

Northern Region Water Board

The Northern Region Water Board is a Parastatal Organisation that was established in 1996 under the Water Works Act, Cap 72:01 of the Laws of Malawi. The core mandate of the Board is to supply potable water to urban, peri-urban, and upcoming market centers in the Northern Region of Malawi.

The Board seeks to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions tenable at Head Office in Mzuzu.

ASSISTANT PROCUREMENT OFFICER (GRADE RANGE S3-S1):ONE POSITION

Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Procurement Officer, the Assistant Procurement Officer will provide support in organizing and executing various procurement processes including evaluation of suppliers, management of contracts, and management of procurement records. The specific duties for the Assistant Procurement Officer shall include the following:

  • Confirming needs for goods with the Stores Unit and verifying approvals by heads of department before authorising procurement assistants to initiate processing of orders in the system.
  • Inspecting goods received from suppliers in liaison with user units to ascertain compliance with specifications prescribed in the purchase orders.
  • Handing over goods to the Stores Unit with all the required supporting documents.
  • Reporting to the Procurement Officer any goods not compliant with specifications for appropriate corrective action.
  • Monitoring stock re-order levels in liaison with the Stores Unit and advising the Procurement Officer to commence stock ordering processes.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Diploma in Procurement or Supply Chain Management or equivalents obtained from a recognised institution.
  • At least three years’ experience in procurement or supply chain management in a large and busy organisation
  • A registered and practicing member of Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply (MIPS)

Other Required Attributes

  • Strong computer skills including web-based procurement management systems
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of integrity and professionalism

Terms and Conditions

The Board shall offer an attractive package (commensurate with qualifications and experience) which includes salary, medical insurance, water allowance, and membership to a Contributory Group Pension Scheme.

Method of Application

Application letters together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates or notification of results and at least three traceable referees must be submitted to the following address: –

The Chief Executive Officer
Northern Region Water Board
Kawiluwilu House, Bloemwater Street
Private Bag 94
MZUZU.

Application letters should reach the Chief Executive Officer not later than 31st May 2024. Only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged.

NORTHERN REGION WATER BOARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

FEMALES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY