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Job Title:      Procurement Officer
Organization: Wageningen UR Uganda (WUU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Operations Officer

About US:
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) is the interdisciplinary and internationally focused unit of Wageningen University & Research Centre. CDI works on processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering knowledge and supporting capacity development.

About ISSD Project:
Wageningen UR Uganda (WUU) is implementing a 4-year ISSD Plus project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The programme aims to strengthen the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to address key challenges that hamper the seed sector development such as seed quality assurance and availability of foundation seed.

Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer has oversight of all purchases of goods or services for Wageningen UR Uganda (WUU's) operations. Working closely with programmes, administration. and finance. the Procurement Officer is very instrumental in supporting programme activities and in ensuring effectiveness and elflciency in delivery of goods and services to WUU. The procurement orficer will report to the Chief of Operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Purchasing
  • Manage the purchase of goods and services in relation to the approved procurement policy manual
  • Liaise with key employees to determine their product and service needs to develop a procurement plan and execute it in accordance to the WUU procurement policy
  • Manage the procurement process from solicitation of quotations and proposals for requested goods and services by staff
  • Evaluate quotations received. with technical input from component leadsirequesting department
  • Monitor business trends and product availability to pay the best price for organization’s goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times.
  • Preparation of contracts for goods and services as required
  • Follow up and ensure timely delivery of procured goods and services to WUU.
  • Advise Admin Office on payments due to suppliers for successfully delivered goods and services
  • Prepare reports on purchases, including cost analyses
Vendor Relationships:
  • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for organization. Manage relationship with the suppliers as the contact person for all procurements.
  • Conduct periodic pre-qualification ofsuppliers and services providers and make recommendations to your supervisor
  • Review performance of the pre-qualified suppliers lists and report on status of the relationships
  • Researches new products and services to meet organizational goals
  • Reporting & Compliance Management:
  • Review the procurement policy and practices to match with best practices and share recommendations with your supervisor
  • Ensure compliance with donor and WUU regulations related to WUU procurement manual, finance manual, and all WUU policies
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on procurement Matters


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain. Logistics, Procurement Management
  • Three years’ experience in procurement and logistics, with strong organizational skills; Adaptability to unanticipated circumstances;
  • Proven ability to solve problems independently without supervision;
  • Proven track record of highest personal integrity;
  • Working proficiency in English;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint packages; Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills; Good Negotiator, Data Analysis skills, Good Business Instincts, Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures, Logistics Skills, Strategic Planning Abilities, Experience as a Procurement Clerk or Junior Buyer..
  • The successful candidate is capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, takes initiative, is self-driven, energetic, as well as high emotional intelligence.
  • S/he should have a high level of personal integrity, strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
  • Commitment to long-term programme sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates can send their cover letters and resumes (max.-4 pages) with three referees that can testify on the candidates’ competences and skills to handle the tasks. Send to hr@issduganda.org. Please do not attach Certificates or academic credentials.

Deadline: 15th July 2019

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