Head of Procurement

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Rural Electrification Authority

Vacancy title:

Head of Procurement

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Transportation & Logistics ]

Jobs at:

Rural Electrification Authority

Deadline of this Job:

Friday, March 15 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer-The role of the Head of Procurement is to manage the procurement of goods, services and works in order to meet the Authority’s requirements.

Purpose of the Job:

Responsible for overseeing and managing the procurement activities within REA. -Ensure the efficient and cost-effective acquisition of goods and services

Developing and implementing procurement strategies, negotiating contracts with suppliers, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and policies.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Procurement Plan

  • Manages effectively the coordination of the development of the procurement plan in order to guide the procurement process and facilitate decision making.

Secretariat Services

  • Undertakes effectively the provision of secretariat services to the Procurement Committee in order to facilitate smooth conduct of meetings.


  • Manages timely the preparation of bidding documents in order to ensure transparency in the tendering process and compliance with laid down procedures.

Contract Management

  • Manages effectively execution of supply contracts in order to ensure timely delivery of goods.


  • Manages timely procurement of goods, services and works in order to meet Authority’s requirements.

Procurement Reports

  • Manages effectively the preparation of procurement reports in order to comply with statutory requirements.


  • Manages effectively the maintenance of procurement database in order to facilitate efficient storage and retrieval of information.

Quality Management System

  • Manages effectively the implementation and maintenance of quality management systems in order to ensure compliance to set standards.

Risk Management

  • Manages effectively the preparation and reviewing of the Unit risk register in order to ensure effective management of risk.

Performance Management

  • Supervises effectively development of work plans and the implementation of performance management systems in order to monitor, evaluate and enhance Unit performance.


  • Supervises effectively human, financial and other resources in order to facilitate achievement of Unit goals and objectives.


  • Grade 12 (or equivalent)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Supply or equivalent
  • Member of Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply


  • 8 years In-depth knowledge of procurement protocols, 2 of which should be in management.
  • Proven leadership experience in high value procurements, with a focus on either government or quasi government procurements.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Interested candidates should send their CV

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@rea.org.zm

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