Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.
EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.
The USAID Let’s Read Project is a 5-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Education Development Center (EDC). USAID Let’s Read Project works to improve reading outcomes for children attending pre-primary (kindergarten) through to Grades 3 and provide professional development for teachers to support reading interventions in Zambian public and community schools.
The Procurement Officer is responsible for managing all project procurement processes including printing of Teaching and Learning Materials and equipment procurement, and is also responsible for overseeing the procurement of goods and services in support of project objectives, tasks and activities while ensuing completion in a timely manner and within deadlines. The Procurement Officer will ensure that EDC and project procurement policies, procedures, rules and guidelines are followed.
The Procurement Officer is responsible for the following tasks, but not limited to:
Reporting and Organizational Relationships:
Procurement Officer reports to the Finance and Administration Director.
The candidate for the position of Procurement Officer shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Social Sciences, or other related field.
Skills and Experience:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of (and proficiency in) Bantu languages highly preferred.
Job Closing Date: 25 January 2019
Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.
Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be considered.