East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAHRC: Procurement Officer Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAHRC: Procurement Officer Vacancies


Job Purpose:

  • The Procurement Officer develops and implements procurement policies and processes for the Commission.

  • S/He initiates preparation of Annual Procurement Plan, receiving and reviewing requisitions for clarity, adequate specifications and to ensure that bidders are able to respond to the quotation appropriately, receiving and processing purchase requisitions from users, originating tender documents, consolidating and preparing recommendations for tender awards, expediting deliveries and updating and maintaining procurement transactions records.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Procurement Officer will deliver the following duties and responsibilities in a manner that is consistent and cognizant of the EAHRC philosophy:

  • Review procurement policies and past performance of the Community arid make recommendations on the basis of a logical forecast
    Initiate preparation of Annual Procurement Plan.

  • Plan for all the supplies needs of the Community and formulate supplies policies and guidelines for the Community.

  • Receive, review and process Purchase requisitions from User Departments.

  • Maintain the Supplies Manual for the supplies staff of the Community

  • Prepare minutes and reports of Tender board meetings.

  • Generate procurement reports and correspondences.

  • Prepare procurement transactions and provide a liaison link between suppliers and user Departments.

  • Compiling Tender documents for the Tender Board Committee and make follow up.

  • Advice user departments on procurement guidelines In areas such as drawing specifications and terms of reference right.

  • Consolidate and prepare recommendations for award of tenders/quotations.

  • Carry out inspections to assess utilization and control of supplies.

  • Prepare procurement transactions and provide a liaison link between suppliers and user departments.

  • Update and Maintain Community suppliers’ databases and records. - Perform any other duties as assigned by the Management from time to time
    Minimum Job Requirements:

    Academic qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Procurement and Supplies
    Management or equivalent.

  • Diploma in Procurement, Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent

  • Minimum 05years of relevant practical experience in the field of Procurement for Goods and Services

    Skills and competencies:

  • Proficiency in standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office and specialized applications like SUN system, SAP, or Oracles.

  • Good Customer Relations, Negotiation skills, effective Communication and Report writing skills.
    Excellent written and verbal communications in English and Kiswahili.

    Eligibility for applications:

  • Only applicants from the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan are eligible to apply for the above position.

    Terms and Conditions of Service:

  • The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years none-renewable.

  • This position is subject to the application of the Quota System .

    Fringe Benefits:

  • The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

    Education Qualifications:

  • All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

  • All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

    Relevant Working Experience:

  • Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

    Equal Opportunity:

  • The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

    How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to :

    The Secretary General

    East African Community

    P. o Box 1096

    Arusha - Tanzania.

    Tel: +255 27 2162100

    Fax: +255 27 2162190

    E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

    Website : www.eac.int

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