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

Rakai Health Sciences
Program (RHSP)
Reports to: Procurement Manager
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.
The Procurement
Officer will provide Procurement support services in all RHSP procurement
functions in accordance with RHSP procurement guidelines and procedures

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.
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
  • 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.
25-44 years.
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
28th June, 2013
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