SARAO is Recruiting a Supply Chain Management Officer

SARAO is Recruiting a Procurement Officer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is looking to employ a Supply Chain Management Officer on a five-year contract. The successful candidate will assist with ensuring that efficient and effective procurement services are rendered to internal divisions and to ensure that SARAO complies with all Supply Chain Management (SCM) rules and regulations. Organise, control and coordinate supply chain management functions, including demand, acquisition, bid administration and supplier performance.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with SCM policies and procedures, rules and regulations, legislative objectives and other related frameworks;
  • Provide support in the Procuring and Purchasing of goods and services;
  • Prepare RFQ/RFP/RFO for purchasing of goods and services; Source quotations for purchases in compliance with the regulations; Ensure compliance requirements in terms of SCM thresholds; Advise divisions and assist with the preparation of deviations where applicable;
  • Administer the end-to-end tender and quotation process: terms of reference preparations, tender documents preparation, bid invitations; tender briefings, bid administration; bid evaluation, pre- and adjudication and contract management;
  • Communicate with the suppliers/vendors to source compliance documents;
  • Assist in providing secretariat service to the Bid Committees: bid/tender advert, bids/tender documents for advertisements etc.; and
  • Request quotation for shipping requirements of goods – imports and exports.

Key requirements

  • 3-year relevant Diploma / Degree preferably in Supply Chain Management
  • 3 years of working experience in an SCM environment in a highly complex organisation (Public Sector and/or Science/Engineering);
  • Working experience in tender/bid processes;
  • Buying for the Science/engineering sector;
  • Knowledge of Public Sector SCM, NT regulations, PFMA, GRAP and PAIA and PAJA and CIBD Regulations and related legislation;
  • Knowledge in Supply Chain Management, logistics and purchasing management;

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV here before  31 July 2022. Furthermore, applicants should include a letter of motivation indicating their suitability for the position in their applications. In addition, the applicants must provide at least three referees’ names and contact details.

South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a challenging career and competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Also, the NRF is committed to employment equity and redress, and appointments to the position will align with the NRF Employment Equity Plan. In addition, the NRF reserves the right not to make an appointment and will send correspondence to short-listed candidates only.

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