Procurement manager Job in Zambia

Chemonics seeks a procurement manager to join its Global Health Supply Chain–Procurement and Supply Management project in Zambia. The procurement manager will lead a team of procurement specialists to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement services that increase the availability of lab, pharmacy, and other program commodities in-country. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • ​Provide timely notifications of expected shipments for each month and quarter to procurement partners to ensure that necessary preparations are made for incoming commodities
  • Supervise the lab procurement specialist and pharmacy procurement specialist, including developing their roles and responsibilities, designing and monitoring their professional development plans, and conducting their annual performance appraisals
  • Represent the project at technical meetings with collaborating partners, senior government officials, and donor agencies
  • Develop and manage annual work plans and budgets for the team based on available project resources and intended annual and life-of-project targets according to Zambian and U.S. government priorities
  • Exhibit Chemonics’ values and build a culture of “Living our Values” within the team
  • Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently
  • Carry out additional responsibilities in consultation with the supervisor of record
  • Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of experience, or a diploma in biomedical science or pharmacy study with five to seven years of experience
  • Minimum five years of experience working in supply chain management, coupled with program procurement, required. Health commodities procurement experience is an added advantage
  • Ability to work in a team setting required; previous experience managing or supervising a team preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements required; experience working on USAID health programs strongly preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility
  • Strong English (written and oral) required

Send electronic submissions to by July 23, 2016. Please include “procurement manager” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only “Manager, program procurement” in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​
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