Procurement Officer : Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

DUE : 30 DEC 2022

CNFA is a US-based non-profit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic
growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector through five core capabilities:
(1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition
(2) Input Supply and Farm Services
(3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery
(4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance.

CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through
improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food
preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has worked in Zimbabwe since 1999 to enhance agricultural productivity through input
supply systems.

Position Summary
The Procurement Officer is a key member of the CNFA operations team, under the Operations, Safety and
Security Manager, the Procurement Officer is responsible for the following duties: –

Responsibilities of the Procurement Officer:
Implements the procurement process at each stage:

Preparation of documents (RFP, RFQ and Contracts);
Identification and invitation of suppliers
Evaluation of offers and comparative analysis
Negotiation with bidders
Draft and periodically update the Country Purchasing Plan useful to categorize and differentiate the
different purchasing methods in line with the procurement manual.
Drawing up an annual calendar for planning purchasing procedures;
Monitors compliance with contractual clauses in collaboration with the departments concerned;
Build and maintain pre-qualified vendor list
Proper filing of all procurement documents.

Other Duties
Follow-up with the Finance Department on all accounts payables to ensure timely payment and send
proof of payments to suppliers
Perform any other activities as instructed by the Operations Manager or Chief of Party
Maintain audit ready files

University degree in Purchasing & Supply, Logistics & Transport with a relevant combination of
academic qualifications and experience in procurement management, etc. CIPS is a distinct
Clean Class 4 drivers’ licence and class 2 will be an added advantage
Defensive driving certificate.

Key knowledge, attributes, skills and abilities
Good negotiating & interpersonal skills and maintain effective working relationship with partners
Excellent communication, planning and organizing skills
Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
Highly well versed in USAID logistics & procurement regulations
Must be able to maintain confidentiality matters
Problem solving and decision-making aptitude
Reliable & strong ethics
Computer literacy
Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Ability to speak and understand IsiNdebele and/or
other languages spoken in Matabeleland North is preferred.

Qualified candidates especially women are encouraged to send their applications. To apply please send
cover letter and CV to with “Procurement Officer” in the subject line.
Applications close 30th of December 2022 at 12 noon.