1.0 The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development is implementing Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprises (FARMSE) Programme with funding from International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Government of Malawi (GOM) and the Private Sector. The overall goal of FARMSE is to reduce poverty, improve livelihoods and enhance the resilience of rural households on a sustainable basis. The Programme’s development objective is to increase access to, and use of, a range of sustainable financial services by rural households and micro, small, and medium enterprises.
2.0 FARMSE now intends use part of the proceeds of the funding to engage individual consultants as Procurement Assistant.
Job Title: Procurement Assistant
Contract: Three-year contract, renewable based on performance
Reporting to: Procurement Specialist
The Procurement Assistant will be expected to provide assistance to Procurement Specialist on day to day management of project procurement activities including, sourcing of suppliers, preparing bid documents, preparing evaluations, reporting, accounting and auditing under the programme in a bid to enhance capacity of the procurement unit of the programme.
The following specific tasks will be carried out by the Procurement Assistant: