Procurement Officer Jobs - Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council

Organisation: Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
Reports to:  Finance and Administration Manager
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council is a semi-autonomous Health Professional body under the MOH established by Uganda Nurses and Midwives Act, 1996 to regulate and supervise the provision of quality Nursing and Midwifery services to the public. Its mandate is to set and regulate standards of training and practice of nursing and midwifery and provide professional guidance for public safety.

Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer will facilitate a transparent process of procurement and disposal of Council goods and services

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and review appropriate systems, procedures and guidelines for procurement of goods and services
  • Actively participate in the planning and budgeting processes of the Council
  • Provide secretarial duties to the Contract and Evaluation Committee meetings
  • Work closely with the Heads of Department to identify procurement needs and develop procurement plans
  • Prepare and submit periodical reports for the procurement and disposal processes and submitting them to relevant authorities
  • Work closely with suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of goods and services
  • Liaise with the Line Supervisor and Accounting Officer in identification of persons to the various Evaluation Committees
  • Provide timely advice to the Accounting Officer, Procurement and Disposal Committee and members of the Council on matters pertaining to procurement and disposal
  • Evaluate procurement requirements and recommending the most appropriate procurement and disposal procedure
  • Guide end users on development of procurement specifications
  • Prepare draft bid documents and procurement plans and submitting them to senior management
  • Organize and verify documents relating to procurement and disposal for use by the interested parties
  • Compile schedules of procurement requirements
  • Perform any other duty assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should either an honors Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from a recognized awarding institution OR A Bachelor’s egree in a Non- Supply Chain Management discipline, preferably in Economics, Business Administration, or Commerce with a Post graduate Diploma in Procurement Management recognized from awarding institution OR Full professional qualification in supply chain management (CIPS) plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Procurement Management from a recognized awarding institution
  • Certification with Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years of related experience in a busy organization;
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, integrity and ethical behavior
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in ICT
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good market research skills
  • Good time management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of ethics

How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their applications with the relevant testimonials, certificates and at least three referees two of whom should be professional and one personal to this address:

The Registrar,
Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council,
P.O. Box 4046, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 27th June 2016 by 5:00 pm

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