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Location: Mafinga-lringa, Tanzania
PCT owns and operates a pyrethrum processing factory in Mafinga. Mufindi District- Iringa region, Tanzania. PCT is seeking to fill the position of Procurement & Supplies Officer.

The primary purpose:
This position will support implementation of procurement and supplies system adapted by the Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania based on fundamental procedures and policy in place. It will also establish a reasonable and appropriate lead- time for ordering and delivery of goods and services as directed by the Deputy General Manager. This position also creates value for the company by ensuring all items and equipment are ordered and delivered based on quality and value for money and to ensure goods and services for the companyruns efficiently and effectively obtained in quality and quantity, thus helping the company meet its production and quality goals.


  • Implementing a procurement system adapted by the Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania based on fundamental procedures and policy in place.
  • Preparation, coordination and implementation of a consolidated annual procurement plan and ensure user departments adhere to it in line with the approved budgets.
  • Coordinate the receipt, opening and evaluation of quotations, tenders or proposals for goods and services or works.
  • Establish a list of honest and reliable (accredited) suppliers for PCT within Tanzania
  • Establish a reasonable and appropriate lead-time for ordering and delivery of goods.
  • Manage tracking of all outstanding PRs and POs.
  • Liaising with suppliers and shipping department to ensure that goods are supplied in a timely manner.
  • Design and implement internal controls within the purchasing/ procurement system of the field offices in Mbeya, Makete and North Zone.
  • Provide price list and quotes to Departments Managers quarterly and also liaise with Dar Office for procurement and supplies.
  • Maintain and update a price list and list of potential suppliers and their qualification, delivery time and potential future development for procurement purposes.
  • Ensure that products and supplies are of high quality and value for money and ensure that substandard products are not accepted
  • Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts
  • Develop plans for purchasing of equipment, services and supplies
  • Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers supply, price options and maintain records of purchases, pricing and other important data
  • Reviewing the supply chain to ensure it is efficient and effective
  • Create and maintain good relationship with suppliers
  • Maintain files and records for all procurement processes, tenders, procurement evaluations, contracts, purchase orders and all correspondences relating to the procurements
  • Assist, estimate and establish cost parameters and budgets in regard to procurement at the field level.
  • Monitor and submit procurement invoices, contracts and LPO’sfor payment processing to the Finance Department.
  • Verify purchase requests and purchase orders before forwarded for further action.
  • Liaise with the Finance Department on follow-up of POs and PRs

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Degree in Business Administration or Procurementand Logistics Management.
  • Professional Qualification – Registered with Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technician Board(PSPTB)

Work Experience:

  • Minimum Required: 2-3 years hands-on as a procurement officer or related position in a busy manufacturing or processing facility, constructions or Telecommunication industry.
  • Salary and other benefits:
  • With competitive Salary and other benefits commensurate with skills and experience

Specialized/Technical Knowledge and Behavioral Competencies

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement, processes, policy and systems
  • Proficient computer skills, including micro office Suite (Word, Power Point, outlook and excel)
  • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solution
  • Ability to negotiate, establish and administer contracts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in English and Swahili
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Accurate and precise attention to details
  • Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels
  • Goal oriented, organized team player
  • Technical troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Chief Operating Officer


Location: Mafinga Iringa, Tanzania
PCT owns and operates a pyrethrum processing factory in Mafinga, Mufindi District- Iringa region, Tanzania. PCT is seeking to fill the position of Mechanical Engineer.

The primary purpose:
This position will support operations by maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and optimizing all facilities and manufacturing equipment and utilities in a safe and orderly fashion as directed by the Operations Manager. This position creates value for the company by performing preventative and corrective maintenance leading to increased uptime and reliability, thus helping the companymeets its production and quality goals.


  • Support the Engineering Supervisor. Work Order Allocation, Material Requisitions. Maintenance Planning and Scheduling.
  • Execute mechanical activities on-site as directed including: –
  • All planned maintenance tasks (scheduled & emergent).
  • Compliance with safety requirements and liaison and coordination with other Departments as required.
  • Ensure equipment, materials and tools are on-hand for work execution. Report resources and time utilized, job scope expansion, rework or deferred maintenance as required; also keeping all tasks & activities logged and up-dated.
  • Implementation of routine Preventive Maintenance (PM) checks including vibration & temperature inspections on designated rotating equipment and ensuring logging or recording of all readings: includes preliminary assessment and reportage on as-found conditions.
  • Repairs to other static equipment as required – valves, pipe­work, pressure vessels and tanks etc.
  • Re-focusing Maintenance from Preventive and Breakdown Maintenance to Predictive and Proactive Maintenance modes by implementing and practicing equipment diagnostic technics thus reducing equipment downtime.
  • Implementation of continuous improvement programs nurturing a zero-defect work culture.
  • Determining work procedures, prepare work schedules/logs in order to expedite work flow
  • Maintaining the plant, equipment and tools, pumps, screw conveyors, pipes, etc with the aim of optimizing overall operating efficiency of plant.
  • Keep a detailed record of all maintenance activities
  • Communicating serious breakdowns and resolve problems by doing continuous improvements from trend sheets, implementing predictive maintenance at the same time communicating same to the Engineering department and to the Operations Manager so as to minimize equipment downtime
  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly processing, maintenance repair reports
  • Set and monitor equipment processing parameters so as to optimize product yield, quality, machine availability and process performance.
  • Regular checking to confirm machines are operating in a safe condition, pump protection systems are functional and safety procedures are being followed
  • Be prepared to work standby, late shifts and overtime when required
  • Ensuring work compliances to standards, tolerances and fits & working in accordance with sound engineering practices on all jobs; includes reading P&ID’s, Technical Literature and Equipment Manuals.
  • Ensuring mechanical spare parts availability for scheduled and projected jobs inclusive of spare inventory (physical) checking and stock inspections and preliminary liaison with Suppliers and Vendors.
  • Equipment problems trouble-shooting and basic Root Cause Analysis and development of solutions
  • Performs annua I statutory vessel inspection and testing (as well as whenever required)
  • Complete planning and maintenance paperwork and produce monthly breakdown and maintenance reports
  • Performs cutting, fabrication, welding and machining procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and higher.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum Required: 3 years as a hands-on mechanical engineer in a 24-hr manufacturing or processing facility.

Salary and other benefits:

  • With competitive Salary and other benefits commensurate with skills and experience Specialized or
  • Technical Knowledge:
  • Technical troubleshooting skills

Team Player

  • Good emergency response and planning
  • Following safety protocols
  • Basic understanding of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic ci rcuits/d rawi ngs/p ri nts
  • Ability to use diagnostic equipment (e.g. infrared and vibration analyzers etc.)
  • Ability to read blueprints/ technical drawings

Method of Application
Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: Friday 14th March, 2020.

Applicants who do not meet minimum requirements for the position will not be considered.
PCT is an equal opportunity entity, promoting cultural diversity and reduces gender preferences.