Head Procurement Career Opportunity – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National
Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Secretary to the Authority
About US:
The National Drug
Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was established by the National
Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition) to
regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other healthcare products. 
NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of human and veterinary
medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of
their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary:  The Head Procurement will lead the procurement
and disposal department to effectively procure goods, services and works for
NDA in line with the PPDA Act & Regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the Procurement and Disposal department by formulating short
    and long term work plans and supervises the implementation of such plans
    in line with the PPDA Act, Regulations, Guidelines and NDA procurement
  • Advise the Secretary to the Authority on all matters relating to
    procurement and disposal of assets
  • Prepare procurement plans, budgets and control the resources of the
  • Prepare periodic reports to the Contracts Committee & Accounting
  • Work closely with PPDA on all matters of procurement and disposal
    including filing monthly procurement reports.
  • To coordinate the development of the budget for the Department and
    ensure effective budget management with the objective of cost saving.
  • To ensure that processes, systems and procedures needed for quality
    enhancement of the services offered by the Department are established and
  • To be responsible for the identification and minimization of risks
    to minimize negative impact on the operations of the Department in
    particular and NDA in general
  • Evaluate all procurement requirements and recommend the most
    appropriate procurement procedures
  • Track performance of all supply contracts, ensuring contract
    managers file regular reports and confirm delivery of goods/services.
  • Establish and implement performance-monitoring system for all
    suppliers and provide timely updates.
  • Prepare draft bidding documents, requests for proposal, issue,
    receipt, opening and review evaluation reports for procurement of goods,
    and services.
  • Conduct training for members of the Contracts and Evaluation
    Committees and user departments on basic procurement principles and
    contract management, whenever necessary
  • Oversee development and implementation of standardized procurement
    management policies, regulations and procedures across NDA and ensure they
    are regularly updated.
  • Oversee the boarding off and disposal of assets in consultation with
    user directorates/ departments in accordance with NDA’s guidelines and
    PPDA regulations.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as may be
    assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National Drug Authority (NDA) Head
    Procurement job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, BBA, and
    Procurement, with a Masters in Procurement, Supply Chain or any other
    related Business field.
  • Full CIPS membership.
  • At least ten (10) years working experience, five (5) of which should
    have been as a manager or at senior management position in reputable
  • Strong problem-solving and process improvement skills are
  • Should have knowledge of, and experience with the PPDA Act and
  • Should demonstrate experience in planning and implementing
  • High integrity and strong interpersonal skills, good communication
    skills and be self-driven.
  • Flexible and able to respond effectively to unforeseen workplace
  • High maturity of character with high levels of confidentiality.
  • Excellent analytical skills, good oral and written skills.
  • Knowledge and experience using specialized procurement packages.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together
with your Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1)
should be your current or most recent employer. 
Please deliver your application pack in hard copy to National Drug
Authority Office, First Floor, Rumee, Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue Opposite TWED
Plaza, or through post office P.O. BOX 23096, Kampala Uganda.
Deadline: 1st November 2018
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