Head of Procurement Job at National Medical Stores

Job Title: Head of Procurement
Organisation: National Medical Stores
Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Purpose: To plan and implement procurement of pharmaceutical products and non Trading stock in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Asset Act (PPDA) and Regulations.
About NMS:
National Medical Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament 1993 our mandate is to procure, store and distribute medicines and other medical supplies to public health facilities. Our’ vision is ‘A population with adequate and accessible quality medicines and medical supplies” Our Mission is “To effectively and efficiently supply essential medicines and Medical Supplies to Public Health Facilities in Uganda.”
We are now looking for competent persons who possess appropriate skills, knowledge and right attitude to fit vacant position which has arisen as a result of our expanded mandate.
Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Development, review and implement guidelines, frameworks and instruments for pre-qualification, solicitation, tender evaluation and selection processes in line with the international procurement practices, the procurement practices, procurement manual and the PPDA Act.
·         Develop and implement procurement process monitoring and evaluation system in accordance with corporate objectives and the requirements of PPDA Act
·         Develop and implement procurement plans and advise management on procurement issues in accordance with needs assessment/quantification and relevant regulations.
·         To supervise the development of staff m the department in accordance with Human Resource Manual and Departmental guidelines.
·         To perform any other assigned duties from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Academic Qualification:  
·         A Bachelor s degree in Pharmacy (Honours) and a minimum of Post Graduate Diploma in procurement; OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics Management (Honours) and a minimum of a diploma in Pharmacy.
·         In addition to the above, must have a Master’s degree in Management or Business Administration.
Experience: Working experience of three years in a large government organization part of which must be in procurement and logistics management.
Technical Skills
·         Excellent understanding of public procurement.
·         Computer literate MS Excel and MS Word, and Power Point
·         Excellent analytical and people management skills.
How to Apply
Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant post within the Corporation. National Medical Stores is an equal opportunity employer
All applications should be addressed to the Head of Human Resource and Support Services, National Medical Stores, P.O. Box 16, Entebbe, Uganda.
Interested candidates should submit their CVs with hand written applications indicating the reference number of the position you are applying for and giving three referees with their full time telephone contacts, email and postal addresses indicated on the application letter Photocopies of the original academic documents should be attached.
Please note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verify photocopies of the academic documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.
Only candidates who meet the specifications indicated for the jobs will be contacted.
Deadline: 15th October, 2012
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