NGO Jobs – Procurement Officer at Save the Children

Title: Procurement Officer
Organisation: Save the Children in Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
Save the Children:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in
which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 170
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2011, we reached more than 100 million children
around the world.
The Procurement
Officer role will be accountable and responsible for implementing the
procurement activities at the country office by ensuring that requests are
serviced in a timely manner to deliver goods and services. Performance of tasks
shall be executed in a manner that promotes fairness and value for money in
accordance to SCI standards. The Officer may be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Skills & Experience:
  • A
    minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Finance, Administration.
  • At
    least One (1) year’s experience, preferably with an International NGOs,
    and good understanding of major donor’s financial requirements, conditions
    and government budgets and tax policies.
  • Experience
    of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child
    Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child
    Protection program delivery as may be applicable to the job.
  • Strong
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability
    to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform
    effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • Highly
    developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability
    to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly
    developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
    negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
to Apply:
All interested candidates
should send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating 3 referees,
two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to: The
Director of Human Resources & Administration Save the Children Plot 68/70,
Kira Road P O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or on email:
Save the Children is an
equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
7th June, 2013
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are
submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest

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