Procurement officer


Please Note: This job is open only to applicants who are citizens of Malawi.  

CURE has an exceptional opportunity for a Procurement Officer at its hospital in Malawi. The Procurement Officer, reporting to the Finance Manager, will be responsible for the administration of the hospital procurement function.  In essence, the Procurement Officer will ensure the efficient sourcing of suppliers and management of procurement relating to medicines, medical supplies, office equipment, food supplies and general goods and services for the hospital.  The Procurement Officer will provide a range of procurement and corporate travel support activities to ensure that the hospital achieves its objectives.  The Procurement Officer will also be responsible for the strategic development of the procurement function of the hospital with the ultimate goal of maximizing value for money and achieving the procurement and asset disposal legislation compliance through the support and development of procurement best practices across the entire hospital supply chain.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support in the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable procurement guidelines, procedures and policy of the hospital
  • Lead the development and implementation of procurement policies and system strategies to support tendering, contracts management, spend analytics and supplier performance management
  • Oversee the maintenance of procurement databases and registers for the hospital
  • Promote quality assurance by analyzing the price proposals of suppliers and the financial reports of the company before negotiating the best price
  • Provide customer service which is casted in a professional manner to suppliers and players in the supply chain at all times by ensuring that close working relationships with internal and external contacts are maintained appropriately
  • Operate and maintain a procurement monitoring and tracking system through the procurement status report template or any available software including a logging system of incoming and pending purchase requests and generate reports for circulation to executive management
  • Procure goods and services for all programs from within and outside the country to facilitate smooth implementation of program activities by adhering to all of the necessary procedures as stipulated in the hospital standard operating procedures and development partners' regulations
  • Collaborate with the suppliers in order to come up with convenient policies that determine details concerning the shipment of products and other details that will keep the workflow steady


Qualified candidates for this position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Purchasing and Supply, Procurement, Commerce, or Business Administration OR Professional Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply-UK (CIPS-UK)
  • Membership with Malawi Institute of Procurement (MIPS) required
  • Membership with Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS-UK) preferred
  • Ability to establish long range business plans
  • Category management and project management skills
  • Relationship management and negotiation skills
  • Financial acumen and analytical skills
  • Aptitude for technology


In addition, all candidates should be familiar with the Statement of Faith, and will be required to agree with the declarations of the Statement of Faith in order to be considered for this position.  

Please click here to read our Statement of Faith.

This is a full-time, paid position that offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package. 


How to apply

Interested to join Beit Cure International Hospital -Malawi and meeting the above requirements are requested to send their application letters including detailed Curriculum Vitae containing contact details of three traceable referees




Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 28th September 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged and invited for interviews. BCIHM is an equal opportunity employer.


Comment on advertised Job

Selena G

15th of September, 2018 9:25:03 am

Location: Blantyre

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 28th September, 2018

Company: Beit CURE International Hospital (BCIH)

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