Procurement Officer, Blantyre Water Board

Blantyre Water Board is a government-owned institution established and reconstituted under the Waterworks Act of 1995 to supply potable water to residents of the City of Blantyre City and other surrounding areas. Blantyre Water Board is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following vacant position:


Applicants must have the following attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or Supply Chain Management or Business Administration obtained from a recognized university;
  • Must be computer literate especially in Word, Excel and Power point;
  • Must have a working knowledge of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations and donor policy and procurement guidelines
  • Those with more than two (2) years continuous work experience in a similar job organization will have an added advantage;

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assisting in compiling specifications from user sections for preparation of tender documents and preparing of tender notices and Requests for Quotations in accordance with the Public Procurement Act, Public Procurement Regulations and the Board’s policies;
  2. Assisting in coordinating procurement activities of donor funded projects in accordance with procurement guidelines provided by the donor;
  3. Assisting in tender opening, evaluation, preparation of evaluation reports and safe custody of tenders and contract documents;
  4. Assisting in liaising with clearing agents and the bank on foreign purchases and reconciliation of accounts with foreign suppliers;
  5. Producing monthly sectional and ODPP reports;
  6. Preparing annual procurement plan in accordance with annual budget in liaison with heads of departments and ensure implementation of the same;
  7. Conducting performance rating and supplier appraisal for all suppliers of goods and services;
  8. Preparing and producing monthly procurement monitoring reports before 15th of the succeeding month;
  9. Carrying out any other duties as assigned by the Procurement Manager from time to time.


An attractive salary will be offered in accordance with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. Interested eligible applicants must submit their written applications giving full Curriculum Vitae (CV) and names of two (2) traceable referees to:

The Chief Executive, Blantyre Water Board, P.O. Box 30369 Chichiri BLANTYRE 3

The closing date for receiving application letters is 25th August, 2017.

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