The main purpose of this position is to deliver the strategic and operational goals of CARE Zimbabwe’s procurement function. The incumbent is also responsible to ensure goods and services are sourced in a transparent manner, considering value for money and in compliance with CARE, donor, and government regulations.
Duties And Responsibilities
Key duties and Responsibilities
- Leads the procurement department in effective and efficient procurement planning and management of resources.
- Develops and delivers a capacity building plan based on Country specific procurement periodic assessments.
- Coordinates the submission of procurement plans by all projects in the CO and consolidates the plan.
- Prepares and submits monthly procurement and supply chain management report to line managers and provides weekly procurement status reports to relevant staff.
- Analyzes industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply-based issues, minimize risks, ensure continuity of supply, and identify emerging vendors in the markets.
- Maintains market information for effective use of costs/prices for proposal development and day-to-day operation.
- Develops differentiated purchasing strategies for goods and services.
- Leads the identification of vendors and assesses performance to ensure the Country Office has an effective/optimal mix of vendors.
- Implements policies, procedures, and operational systems that will ensure the smooth running of the CARE Zimbabwe procurement system and the delivery of an excellent standard of customer service by the procurement team.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of relevant CARE, donor, and government of Zimbabwe procurement specific policies, procedures, and statutory requirements, including keeping abreast of any changes (e.g. in tax laws, labor laws, etc.) and ensuring they are strictly adhered to.
- Monitors the relevance of existing policies, procedures, and systems to identify areas for improvement, striving for greater efficiency; take corrective actions as appropriate, referring to leadership and accountable
- Conducts periodic customer surveys and uses the outcomes for process improvement.
- Develops effective partnerships with peer agencies for customer service benchmarking and improvement.
- Works with the Partnership and Sub-Grant teams to train partners on prudent procurement processes and principles as well as applicable donor regulations
- Identifies, analyzes, and reports compliance risks in procurement flow, implements strong procurement controls, identifies procurement red flags, and implements internal and external audit corrective action plans.
- Provides support to programs and ensures effective procurement management in sub-awards and adherence to donor rules and regulations
Qualifications And Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Business Administration, Procurement/ purchasing, Logistics) or equivalent.
- Relevant professional qualification in Procurement and or Supply Chain Management (CIPS qualification or equivalent is preferred)
- Minimum of 4 -6 years of relevant procurement management experience, 2 years of which should be in an international organization in a similar role dealing with both local and overseas procurement
- Good understanding of various donor policies and procedures relevant to procurement
- Knowledge of local markets, local as well as International procurement regulations
- Excellent analytical, negotiation and communication skills
- Demonstrated integrity and of positive attitude
- Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work
- Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing demands of the job
- Customer oriented – internal and external
How To Apply
Interested and qualified persons should apply on the link below by the 12th of August 2021
CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and safeguarding employees and communities from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.
Applications can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in Zimbabwe.