Procurement Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC)



Job Title:     Procurement Officer

Organisation: Uganda
AIDS Commission (UAC)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Director General

About US:

Uganda AIDS
Commission (UAC) was established in 1992 by an Act of Parliament (Cap 208) and
is under the Office of the President of the Republic of Uganda. The Act
provides for the Commission to Oversee, Plan and Coordinate AIDS Prevention and
Control activities throughout Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer will coordinate and
manage the procurement of goods and services of the Commission in accordance
with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and other applicable rules and
regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and ensures implementation of the procurement plans and
    strategies for the procurement of all relevant goods and services for the
    Commission;
  • Supports UAC Management in Contracts Management including
    preparation and issue of contracts and monitoring implementation
  • Provides the necessary bid documents to prospecting suppliers of
    goods and services to the Commission
  • Guides and advises the Contracts Committee, user departments and
    suppliers on the correct procurement procedures and recommended
    procurement methods and specifications;
  • Liaises with the Contract Manager, the User Department, and the
    suppliers to ensure timely delivery of the procured goods and services and
    the corresponding payments.
  • Supports the Contracts Committee and the Commission Management in
    taking early action to identify and address poor contractor and supplier
    performance.
  • References, verifies and manages the procurement and disposal
    documentation and ensures their safe custody; 
  • Prepares periodic performance reports to the Contracts Committee and
    Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA)
  • Manages the advertisement and sell of bid documents and maintaining
    a suppliers list.
  • Coordinates the receipt, opening and evaluation of the procurement
    bids in liaison with the technical experts and user departments
  • Monitors market trends and conditions and advise Management on
    competitive pricing;
  • Plans, budgets, requisitions and accounts for the resources and
    performance of the Procurement Unit.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Procurement/Supply
    chain Management from a recognized awarding Institution
  • An Honors Bachelors Degree in Procurement/Supply chain Management
    from a recognized awarding Institution.
  • A Professional qualification in Supply Chain Management (CIPS) is an
    added advantage
  • At least three years of post graduate qualification in a Government
    or a reputable organization.
  • Expert Knowledge and understanding of the Procurement Act,
    guidelines and practices
  • Lobbying and advocacy
  • Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Public relations and customer care
  • Computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Census building
  • Critical thinking
  • Budgeting
  • Problem solving
  • Self-management skills
  • Team work

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should provide a cover letter expressing
interest in the job, a detailed CV, including present position, names,
addresses, and phone contacts of three professional referees, copies of
professional/ educational certificates and copies of previous appointments.
Please send it to:

The Director
General,

Uganda AIDS
Commission,

Plot 1-3 Salim Bay
Road Ntinda,

P.O Box 10779
Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 30th September 2019 by 5.00pm.

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