Procurement Officer at Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation - Location: Zambia, Lusaka

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Procurement Officer at Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

The University of Maryland Baltimore with funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will conduct the Zambia National Population HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA 2020).

ZAMPHIA 2020 will assess progress towards achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets on national and subnational levels.    The data will be used to focus HIV services and resources to the areas of greatest need and help move Zambia closer to HIV epidemic control.

The University of Maryland Baltimore affiliate, Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Zambia (MGIC Zambia) is currently inviting applications from interested persons, who meet the minimum requirements to apply to the key positions advertised. Project Duration is scheduled for eighteen (18) months and successful candidates will be offered employment for that period.

Procurement Officer

The Procurement Lead is knowledgeable of all procurement rules and restrictions as applied by local and federal with responsibility of the quantification, vendor engagement, procurement processes, contract management and procurement of all goods and services procured locally. The Procurement Officer will lead and provide technical and strategic direction to the ZAMPHIA procurement and supply team in ensuring an uninterrupted supply of health and non-health commodities required in achieving the goals and objectives of the program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of procurement and supply management of health and non-health commodities for the grant
  • Ensure that procurement of health commodities and overall pharmaceutical management procedures follow relevant guidelines for health commodities management protocols and are compliant with all regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure cost-effectiveness in the procurement and management of commodities (health and non-health commodities)-
  • Identify new strategies and cost-effective approaches to improve service delivery
  • Contract Management for 3PL and other vendors
  • Plan procurements and track shipments
  • Develop and maintain systems and mechanisms for the acquisition and delivery of health non-health commodities that are most appropriate to the needs of the ZAMPHIA Program
  • Any other role as assigned by Supervisor


  • Degree in Purchasing and Supply/CIPS Level 6, Master degree will added advantage
  • Member of ZIPS
  • Knowledge of GRZ and USG procurement regulations
  • Familiarity with the Zambia Procurement ACT
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience managing health supply chains on donor funded programs e.g. HIV, Malaria, etc. with at least five (5) years managerial responsibility
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Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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