Logistics Jobs – Procurement Officer at Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation:
Rakai Health Sciences
Program (RHSP)
Duty
Station:
Kalisizo,
Uganda
Reports to: Procurement Manager
About
RHSP:
Rakai Health Sciences
Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery
organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population
through a combination of community based research, curative services and
prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is
based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to
efficiently execute its research activities.
Job
Summary:
The Procurement
Officer will provide Procurement support services in all RHSP procurement
functions in accordance with RHSP procurement guidelines and procedures



Key
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Check
    and prepare specifications, terms of reference & statement of
    requirements in liaison with user departments
  • Preparing
    and issuing Request for quotations or Request for Proposal
  • Conduct
    evaluation of bids and make appropriate recommendations
  • Liaise
    with service providers on procurement matters
  • Ensure
    safe custody of all procurement records
  • Prepare
    submissions for the procurement committee
  • Prepare
    Purchase orders and agreements for the respective service providers
  • Ensure
    timely delivery of goods and services
  • Work
    with the RHSP managers and staff as part of an effective and collegial
    team to achieve RHSP goals/ objectives
  • Ensure
    timely payment of suppliers.
  • Carry
    out any other assignments as may be allocated by the supervisor.
Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:
  • A
    University degree in Procurement & Supply chain management,
    Procurement & Logistics Management, Business Administration –
    Procurement or any other related field.
  • At
    least two years’ experience in procurement and supply chain management in
    a busy reputable organization. Should have good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong
    written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer
    skills in Navision will be an added advantage.
  • Ability
    to negotiate Procurement terms and conditions..
  • Knowledge
    of Procurement procedures.
  • Proficiency
    in the use of computers especially Microsoft Excel spreadsheets,
    inventory, word-processing packages and e-mail.
  • Ability
    to use judgment and initiative in the course of executing
    responsibilities.
  • Ability
    to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ability
    to communicate with employees, vendors, and RHSP contacts in a courteous
    and professional manner.
  • Ability
    to prioritize multiple tasks.
Age
Limit:
25-44 years.
How
to apply:

All interested applicants should send their application letters, valid academic
documents and detailed resumes (C.V) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Uganda
Or Send by E-mail to:- info@rhsp.org
Deadline:
28th June, 2013
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