Procurement Specialist

Full Time

Posted 440 days ago

Closes: 04/01/2022



The Mission of Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company Limited is to provide quality water and sanitation services to customers in Lusaka Province using commercially and environmentally sustainable strategies. In order to achieve this, the Company must have a human capital of dynamic and energetic staff who are performance driven and who possess the requisite competencies. In this regard, the Company is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced Zambians for the vacant position of Procurement Officer.

REPORTS TO:                    Procurement Specialist 

LOCATION:                        Lusaka under the Lusaka Sanitation Program

CONTRACT TERMS:      3-Year contractual

Job Purpose                                                                                                                                                                       

Assists the Procurement Specialist in planning and coordinating procurement activities and contract management on all projects under the Infrastructure Development Division, ensuring transparency, efficiency and economy.




  1. Assists in the preparation of the annual procurement plan in the form specified by the international financing institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the EIB, the AFDB and KfW.
  2. Assists in the implementation and monitoring of progress of all planned procurement activities.
  3. Prepares solicitation documents in the format required by the IFIs and advertises invitations for bids.
  4. Prepares evaluation reports in readiness for submission to LWSC Management and the IFIs for clearance.
  5. Prepares procurement committee papers for submission to the LWSC Procurement Committee.
  6. Drafts and issues contracts, terms and conditions and Schedules, and ensures effective management of contracts.
  7. Assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports for all procurement activities undertaken.
  8. Ensures that all procurement transactions are well documented, up to date and uploaded in STEP .




  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Supply or Bachelor’s Degree in Production Management, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Law; or equivalent with Graduate Diploma in Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.


  1. A minimum of at least 3 years’ experience managing procurements, preferably for Government and/ or internationally financed projects.
  2. Must have significant training and practical experience in procurement within the National Public Procurement or internationally financed projects. He or she must have a sound understanding of procurement guidelines and procedures applying to World Bank, Zambia Public Procurement Authority and/ or internationally financed projects.
  3. Must be a member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply with a valid ZIPS practicing certificate.





  • Must have good Communication Skills
  • Must be customer service oriented
  • Must be meticulous and achievement oriented
  • Must have initiative and integrity
  • Must have organization commitment
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure  
  • Must demonstrate reliability and confidentiality


Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company values the provision of equal employment opportunities.  Therefore, women, men and persons with disability are all encouraged to apply.  In case of equal qualification, females and persons with disability will be given preferential consideration.


Applications together with copies of certificates, detailed curriculum vitae and three (3) names of referees should reach the undersigned no later than  1st April 2022. Applications may also be emailed to .


Director Human Resources and Administration

Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company Limited

Plot 871, Katemo Road, Rhodes Park

P O BOX 50198