15 June 2016

Fresher Procurement Officer NGO Careers - Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:    Procurement Officer
Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: 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.

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 and Responsibilities: 
  • Regularly check and prepare specifications, terms of reference & statement of requirements in liaison with user departments.
  • In charge of preparing and issuing Request for quotations or Request for Proposal
  • Carry out evaluation of bids and make appropriate recommendations
  • Work closely 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.
  • Perform any other assignments as may be allocated by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a University degree in Procurement & Supply chain management, Procurement & Logistics Management, Business Administration - Procurement or any other j related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in procurement and supply chain management in a busy reputable organization.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and under minimum supervision.
  • Computer skills in Navision will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to negotiate Procurement terms and conditions.
  • Working knowledge of Procurement procedures.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers especially 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: Between 25 - 44 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda
Send by E-mail to: info@rhsp.org

Deadline: 27th June 2016

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