Procurement specialist
Posted 1 year ago

For the Lot 4 EU Framework Contract, Cadena is immediately looking for a Procurement Specialist for a new assignment in Malawi titled “Supply Needs Assessment of the Second Phase of “Improving Secondary Education in Malawi” (ISEM II) Programme”.

The overall objective of this assignment is to conduct an assessment of the selected 40 schools under ISEM I programme, focusing on their needs in terms of resources for teaching and learning, furniture and equipment and visit the 12 schools from ISEM I for which the lathe and shaper machines were removed. Assess whether these equipments are relevant for these schools and should be included in the tender for ISEM II.

Qualifications and skills required for the procurement specialist that will be in charge of the technical specifications for equipment and other supplies:

  • Expert category: Cat. II (>6 years of experience)
  • Bachelor’s degree in procurement and other related areas
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills are required
  • Very good sense of integrity and teamwork
  • Knowledge on national rules and legislation related to procurement
  • Knowledge of technical education and general procurement in education sector
  • Experience preparing tender dossiers
  • At least 6 years’ experience in the procurement of education supplies
  • Language skills: the expert must be fluent in English


Indicative starting date of the assignment: 21/11/2022

Indicative end date: 21/11/2023

Duration of the assignment: 365 Day(s)

Minimum number of working days: 43


  • Normal place of posting of the specific assignment: Lilongwe
  • Mission(s) outside the normal place of posting and duration(s): 30 days in the 12 ISEM II districts in Malawi (Rumphi, Mzimba North, Salima, Ntchisi Lilongwe East, Dedza, Zomba Rural, Chiradzulu, Blantyre Rural Mangochi Mulanje, Nsanje) and 8 ISEM I districts (Mzuzu, Mzimba, Lilongwe, Dedza, Blantyre, Thyolo, Mulanje and Zomba)


For more information about this assignment you can download the ToR here: 02-TermsOfReference-SIEA-2018-12754

Interested experts are kindly requested to contact us and submit their CV at, before Monday, 10th of October at 12:00 hours CET, preferably in the following format: EU CV Template



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