Procurement Officer at WASCO


The Lesotho Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) invites applications from suitably qualified local candidates for the following position:


Reports to : Senior Procurement Officer

Purpose of the Role:   

To ensure cost effective and prompt procurement of goods and services.


Key Tasks:

  1. Upon receipt of requisitions, sources quotations from suppliers through appropriate methods and principles.
  2. Cost requisitions based on competitive prices.
  3. Submit priced requisitions to Management Accountants to check availability of the budget of the requested goods, works and/or services.
  4.  Liaise with the end users regarding the correctness of the specifications  and the quoted price.
  5. Prepare a report on all Supply Chain activities.
  6. Arrange the requisitions according to their values and source their approval according to the different levels of authority.
  7. Assist the Senior Procurement Officer in the preparation of different Supply Chain activities within the cycle.
  8. Expedite the Supply Chain activities.
  9. Attend  concerns from internal and external stakeholders within the Supply Chain process.

Core Competencies:


  • Critical understanding of  WASCO procurement procedures
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good judgment skills
  • Supervision skills
  • Vivid understanding of ethical Supply Chain chain principles


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  1. Minimum Diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain Management
  2. CIPS certification will be an added advantage
  3. At least two years’  relevant experience in a supervisory role


Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.


Submission of Applications

Applications accompanied by detailed CV, names of two referees, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts should be submitted to:

The Human Resource Manager

Water and Sewerage Company

P.O. Box 426

Maseru. 100

The closing date for submissions of applications is 4th August, 2017.



  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Correspondence will only be conducted with short-listed candidates.
  • Selection interviews for short-listed candidates will be at a date, time and place determined by WASCO.
  • Short-listed candidates will be required to authenticate information provided in the CV.
  • WASCO reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified.
  • The employment of successful candidate is subject to positive police clearance.