Employment Opportunity

Supply Chain Officer-Lilongwe.

Who is Water Mission?

Water Mission is a Christian engineering nonprofit that builds sustainable, safe water solutions for people in developing countries, refugee camps, and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has served more than 8 million people in 60 countries, sharing safe water and the message of God’s love. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about our Statement of Faith and Christian Mission.

What is the opportunity?

Under the Finance and Administration Manager’s supervision, the Supply Chain Officer oversees the Supply Chain functions across the regions, following established standards and procedures. This position will be based in Lilongwe, where the head office in Malawi is located. This position requires abilities to plan, organize, and coordinate assigned activities related to the office.

As an employee in Water Mission, the Supply Chain Officer is responsible for developing a biblical worldview culture that leads to God-honoring excellence in all work and commit to providing the following: accurate data, developing the skills and mindset needed to acknowledge mistakes or problems as opportunities to find appropriate solutions and work consistently for excellence in solutions that are consistent with Water Mission’s mission, vision, values, and standards.

The Supply Chain Officer will be responsible for:

Procurement Operations

  • Guide the projects in defining the steps for procurement of goods/services which will involve training staff on procurement procedures and practices.
  • Handling shipments from the Headquarters and ensuring they are cleared on time.
  • Plan, draft, and implement the annual procurement plan.
  • Ensure that procurement is completed, documented, and delivered to the end-user promptly, ensuring that items procured meet the specifications of the end-user.
  • Send out requests for quotations and purchase orders to suppliers and service providers.
  • Compile all relevant supporting documentation and attach them to ensure procurement procedures have been applied.
  • Establish and maintain a pipeline of recommended suppliers, overseeing the logistical aspects of the operation; oversee goods/commodity storage and movements as needed.
  • Periodically update the pre-qualification list of suppliers and seek approval to update the list of suppliers and service providers annually. This will entail the following.


  • Collect and share the monthly stock counts with the Finance and Administration Manager
  • Anticipate transportation needs and arrange inventory shipments to field sites.
  • Fill in all the documents needed for the transportation of goods (Packing list and Waybill)
  • Draft service contracts with transportation companies whenever needed.
  • Provide Orientation to new staff on Procurement procedures from time to time in line with LI policy.

Inventory Management

  • Ensure timely offloading of all supplied inventory at the warehouses and update all the relevant
  • Ensure timely offloading of all supplied inventory at the warehouses and update all the relevant
  • Conduct monthly physical count of all inventory items held in the warehouses.
  • Ensure proper security of the warehouses by keeping warehouse keys in safe custody.
  • Maintaining ledger records and stock/bin cards.
  • Prepare daily reports of incoming and outgoing items to the warehouse.
  • Assist in preparing precise, analytical, and accurate weekly, monthly, and yearly stock reports.
  • Carry out periodic physical inventory counts with the Finance team.
  • Support the field teams to maintain inventory records of the movement of stock in and out of stores and other materials in the store.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Consolidated Procurement Plan in place
  • Prequalification of suppliers
  • Contracts management
  • Timely Procurement of goods and services
  • Timely payment of suppliers.

What is required?

  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.
  • Impeccable level of integrity in handling funds in an accountable and transparent manner.
  • Fluent in English
  • University degree in Supply Chain/Procurement and logistics is required.
  • At least two years of experience in Supply chain management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including articulating ideas and feedback constructively.
  • Skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint)
  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Must hold a clean driving license.

Application instructions:

Applications should be online through the Water Mission Website: https://watermission.org/careers/


Closing date for submission is 25th April 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.