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3 Aug 2023

Procurement Officer at Zanzibar Presidential Delivery Bureau (PDB)

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Job Description

The Zanzibar Presidential Delivery Bureau (PDB) is an institution under the President’s Office – State House established in December 2022 to accelerate the implementation of the Presidential Priority Projects. The Priority Projects fall under the Blue Economy, Infrastructure, Tourism and Social Services portfolios, supported by technology. The Bureau provides technical assistance to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to drive the implementation of the priority projects that will contribute to transformative, sustainable, and tangible outcomes and impact. The PDB contributes to unlocking implementation bottlenecks through enhanced coordination, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building. The Presidential Delivery Bureau (PDB) is looking for suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens of high personal integrity to fill the below-mentioned job positions.

Procurement Officer -1 Post

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Purchasing services and/or commodities per established government regulations and policies.
  • Ensuring maximum participation of local and minority businesses related to procurement transactions.
  • Coordinating, preparing, and analysing bid preparations, solicitations, awards and contract extensions. Initiating and following through on procurement actions to facilitate purchase completion.
  • Preparing specifications, solicits, conducting analysis of bid/proposal responses and providing recommendations for contract award per procurement regulations, procedures, and requirements.
  • Performing re-bidding actions before the expiration of existing term contracts.
  • Routinely researching market trends, reviewing technical and legal publications, and keeping abreast of current and applicable regulatory rulings.
  • Developing and implementing procurement contracts.
  • Acting as a liaison between user and contractor in resolving contract disputes and contract enforcement issues.
  • Conducting active follow-up and enforcement to ensure contract performance and quality is in accordance with contract terms, conditions, and specifications.
  • Resolve contractor performance and dispute issues in the government’s best interest with written follow-up.
  • Preparing and assembling reports, narratives, charts, and graphs to justify and present procurement practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Management or a related field.
  • At least five (5) years of public procurement experience, including knowledge of public procurement regulations and automated procurement platforms.
  • Knowledge of local laws, codes, and regulations governing procurement-related activities.
  • Proven ability to support procurement aspects for resource mobilization/project proposal writing.
  • Must be able to organize and manage large workloads and project priorities successfully.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.).



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Method of Application

All application letters should be made electronically through the email address of the Bureau and be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer,

Presidential Delivery Bureau Zanzibar.

Email: [email protected] Conditions for applications:

  • The deadline for application is 13th August 2023. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • All applications be submitted online at [email protected]

  • All Applicants should be citizens of Tanzania and shall attach certified copies of their Birth Certificate and National Identity (NIDA) or Zanzibar Identity (ZANID).
  • The application should comprise the following documents:
  • Applicants must attach a cover letter duly signed by the applicant with scanned copies of relevant academic certificates, current curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation from two (2) outstanding referees and reliable contacts.
  • Certificates from Foreign Examination Bodies for Ordinary or Advanced Level Education should be verified by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
  • Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

  • Applicants under public service employment MUST attach with their applications an approval letter from their respective accounting officer allowing their release in case they get selected fora position.
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.
Note: These posts are for contracts of not more than two (2) years.

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