Logistics Jobs – Assistant Manager Procurement

Reports to: Director Technical Operations
A leading Health Logistics Management organization dealing in the importation and distribution of HIV related drugs in Uganda. The organization has an established extensive service offering including a dedicated procurement agency, providing a comprehensive drug & health commodity supply chain and logistics solution across Uganda is looking to recruit for the position above.

Job Summary: The role is to ensure the program procurements are carried in line with policy and best practices.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Responsible for ensuring that the selected products are in accordance with the National Treatment Guidelines and Policies, National Drug Authority Register, USFDA and CDC standards and guidelines.
·         Ensure that accurate forecasts are developed and translated into procurement plans and budgets.
·         Liase with Ministry of Health officials to ensure approval of procurement plans and budgets for integration into the National procurement plan
·         Support the bidding and tendering process and carryout negotiations with suppliers in line with best practice.
·         Undertake periodic global supplier price surveys to benchmark against the existing supplier prices and competition.
·         Develop and implement systems and tools for accurate and harmonized forecasting, proper identification and prequalification of suppliers of goods and services and tracking supplier performance.
·         Develop monitor and control departmental budget.
·         Ensure high ethical standards culture is inculcated with the procurement function
·         Develop customized bid/quotations evaluation methodologies and carry out quality assurance for evaluation reports before finalization by the Procurement Agency.
·         Review technical specifications and TORs to ensure they conform to and assure attainment of value for money for the organization’s objectives
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         USG, USFDA, World Bank, Global fund guidelines are an added advantage
·         Other procurement best practice
·         Ability to work independently.
·         5-10 years professional experience in international procurement with a reputable and busy firm.
·         Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Pharmacy or other related discipline. Business Law, Administration, Economics
·         CIPS
·         Postgraduate in Procurement MBA would be desirable.
·         Excellent Negotiation skills
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·         Strong analytical skills
·         Ability to handle flexible working hours to meet targets
·         Good leadership and judgment skills
·         Good presentation and report writing skills
·         Networking skills and ability to work in a team.
·         Timeliness and quality of project management reports
·         Compliance with grant agreement
·         Quality assurance
·         Budget monitoring and analysis
·         Quality of procurement filing systems.

How to apply:
Interested candidates in any of the above positions should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae to  the below or apply online, no later than 7th January, 2013.
Address to the Human Capital and Business Manager, Edes & Associates Consultants Limited, plot 22 Entebbe Road, Conrad Plaza, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 21984, Kampala. Uganda. or E-mail: kampala@edesassociates.com.

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