POSITION DESCRIPTION: 1. Procurement Manager – (One position) Procurement Manager reports directly to the Managing Director of the Fund. Is responsible for procurement of goods, works and services according to the set down rules and regulations and general procurement policy of the Fund. Duties and Responsibilities of Procurement Manager (a) Manage all procurement and disposal by tender activities of the of the organization (b) Provide day-to-day active technical support and advice to the Fund as related to procurement, contract management and their administration; (c) Prepare Procurement Plans and Monitor the Plans to expedite implementation. (d) Monitor and appraise suppliers to ensure compliance to specifications (requirement by users) and the delivery schedules (e) Monitor progress of contracts implementation to ensure that it abides by the stipulated standards, procedures and the procurement plan (f) Support the functioning of the tender board, including to preparation of tender documents, advertisement of tender opportunities; examining bid evaluation reports both technical and financial proposals and make recommendations; you will be the secretary to the tender board; (g) Prepare contract and issue the approved contracts (h) Maintain and archive records of the procurement and disposal process; (i) Maintain a register of all contracts awarded; (j) Co-ordinate prepare the procurement and disposal reports for the activities of the Fund; (k) Perform any other duties & responsibilities as will be assigned by his/her supervisor. Qualifications and Experience of Procurement Manager (a) Minimum Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Logistics and Procurement from an accredited college or University or related Institution; (b) Master’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or other related fields at an accredited College or University will be highly valued;. (c) Certified Supplies Professionals (CSP or MCIPS) and registered by the Procurement and Supplies Professionals andTechnicians Board (PSPTB) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS – UK) (d) Substantial knowledge in Procurement management related matters and a minimum of 5 years working experience in banks, financial institutions, microfinance, and other corporate with a minimum staff establishment of 10 employees; (e) Considerable work experience in a Government sector/project environment is an added advantage; Special Skills and Special Competencies (a) Strong forecasting and planning skills (b) Negotiation talents (c) Excellent interpersonal counseling and problem-solving skills; (d) Initiative, ability and willingness to work independently; (e) Familiarity with the relevant Procurement management issues, including Public Procurement Act (PPA); (f) Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach and highly organized administrator; (g) Eager to learn and strongly performance oriented, high initiative and can work with least supervision; (h) Good analytical skills; (i) Conversant with computer usage and application systems such as spreadsheet, power point, MS word and other relevant applications; (j) Innovative, self-motivated and able to work in cross-cultural environment; (k) Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization's Ideals/ Core Values. Terms of Employment and Remuneration The successful candidate will be employed on a two-year renewable contract with an attractive remuneration package. Duty Station: Initially Dar es Salaam but following expansion may be transferred to other areas where SELF MF operates. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested and qualified candidates should submit their letters of application with detailed CVs, photocopies of academic credentials and names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees to be addressed to: The Managing Director, SELF Microfinance Fund (SELF MF), Letsya Tower, 3rd Floor, New Bagamoyo Rd/Kijitonyama Street P.O. Box 77760, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tel: +255 022 2700113 +255 737212513 Deadline for the submission of the applications: Four weeks from the first date of appearance in the advert. Please note that applications will be shortlisted within two weeks after submission closure, and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. The applicants, who do not hear from us by 05th September 2016, should consider themselves as not shortlisted.