UNATU Jobs – Procurement Assistant



Job Title:    Procurement Assistant
Organization: Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy General Secretary
Ref: UNATUHR/05/06/15
About US:
Uganda National Teachers’
Union (UNATU) exists to promote and protect the social, intellectual, economic
and professional interests of its members/teachers as a per-requisite to
enhancing the status of teaching profession.
Job Summary:  The Procurement Assistant will technically
support the preparation, management and contracting of a variety of goods,
works and services of UNATU. The incumbent will also support Quality Assurance
functions related to procurement and contracting of services and participate in
all procurements undertaken at UNATU.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    support to UNATU and assist management in operations and procurement
    related functions.
  • The
    incumbent will assess the compliance to procurement and development of
    guidelines for goods, works and services procured for UNATU.
  • Technically
    support in the preparation and implementation of UNATU’s procurement plan.
  • Render
    support in the preparation of tender documents for the procurement of
    goods, works & services.
  • Support
    UNATU Management and the Contracts Committee to review procurement
    requests for completeness, adequacy and clarity of tender documents.
  • In
    charge of implementing procurement and contracting transactions to
    purchase goods, works and services at the best value;
  • Take
    pre-emptive action on operational, administrative and procedural issues of
    tenders submitted by suppliers and service providers;
  • Prepare
    all necessary procurement management reports;
  • The
    Procurement Assistant should demonstrate professional behavior, personal
    ethics, integrity and transparency in dealing with clients and service
    providers;
  • Build
    and mentor colleagues by sharing knowledge ‘in procurement procedures;
  • Ensure
    that procurement procedures and guidelines are harmonized in the UNATU
    Procurement Manual.
  • Perform
    any other task related to the procurement function which could be
    requested by UNATU management & Contracts Committee.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and
    Logistics management or in a related field.
  • Three
    or more years’ experience in a business environment in procurement
    services either public or private sector or international organizations.
  • Driving
    skills with a valid driving permit is an added advantage
  • Computer
    literacy skills
Age:  Below 50 years.
Other Benefits: Housing, transport and medical insurance
How to Apply: 
The applications should bear
on top of the envelope the title of the vacancy being applied for and the
Reference Number (Check Top of this advert) and should include certified
photocopies of their academic transcripts and certificates, documentary
evidence of all experience claimed, plus recent passport photograph on each
application form. The applicants must also provide reference letters from three
different referees; one must be from a current or recent supervisor and their
day time telephone and email contacts. All qualified Ugandan candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications in duplicate to:
The General Secretary, UNATU,
P.O. Box 377 Kampala, Teachers’ House Plot 28-30, Bombo Road, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 3rd July
2015 by 05:00 pm
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