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Chief Procurement and Assets Disposal Officer at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited is incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Malawi. Its core business is to procure, transmit and distribute electric power in Malawi as well as manage System Market and Single Buyer Operations in Malawi. ESCOM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions currently existing within the Corporation:

Chief Procurement and Assets Disposal Officer – 1 Position

Job Title

Chief Procurement and Assets Disposal Officer

Grade

ES5

Location

ESCOM Head Office

Reporting to

Chief Procurement and Assets Disposal Manager

Responsible for

Senior Procurement and Assets Disposal Officer

Purpose of the Job

  1. To facilitate procurement of goods, works and services and disposal of assets in line with the existing and applicable Public Procurement and Disposal of assets legal framework, the Corporation’s policies and regulations whilst ensuring economy, efficiency, transparency, fairness, accountability, ethical standards and promotion of competition among others
  2. Lead the procurement team in the implementation of the procurement plan

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leading in the development, and review of procurement plans, policies, procedures, standards and regulations.
  2. Leading and monitoring implementation of procurement and asset disposal plans, policies, procedures, standards and regulations.
  3. Interpreting procurement and asset disposal policies and regulations.
  4. Preparing and reviewing solicitation documents for procurement of goods, works and services.
  5. Coordinating the closing, opening and evaluation of bid documents.
  6. Leading in the administration of procurement contracts and ensuring delivery of goods and services in accordance with the contract terms and end-user requirements.
  7. Preparing minutes and reports for the IPDC, Management and the PPDA.
  8. Liaising with requisitioning units to come up with correct product and service specifications.
  9. Preparing and reviewing procurement contract documents
  10. Providing general advice and assistance to staff and management on procurement and asset disposal
  11. Compile regular procurement progress reports and submit to the Manager and Director and update him/her of any issues so that timely remedial measures can be taken
  12. Draft addenda/variation orders to contracts

Attributes and competencies

  • High level of attention to details
  • Interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Organizational skills (planning, budgeting, work prioritization and time management)
  • Professionalism and adherence to good work ethics
  • Resilience and personal drive, self-motivation
  • Maintain confidentiality and respectful of sensitive situations and information

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised and reputable university in either Procurement, Logistics Management or Supply Chain Management.
  • Professional membership with preferably Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply (MIPS) and Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS);
  • 5 years’ relevant work experience in the field /industry

 

APPLICATION METHOD: Hard Copies in an envelope clearly indicating the position applied for on top.

ATTACHMENTS : Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable referees and Certified Copies of Certificates.

CLOSING DATE : Friday, 10th May 2024.

ADDRESSED TO : Senior Human Resources Manager, ESCOM House, P.O. Box 2047, Blantyre.

Only candidates possessing accredited Qualifications will be considered for shortlisting. In cases where one’s qualification accreditation is questionable, the burden of proof rests with the candidate to provide evidence to the contrary.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged and invited for interviews through email.

ESCOM Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.