Fresher Procurement Officer USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC


Job Title:        Procurement Officer (Fresher

University Research Co., LLC

Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda


About US:

University Research
Co., LLC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care,
social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate,
the Center for Human Services (CH5), URC manages projects in over 45 countries,
including the United States.

Established in 1965,
URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social
systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to
identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.
Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services
addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including
HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and
nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on
improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a
particular focus on reaching underserved populations.


About USAID Project:

University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID‘s RHITES EC). The
purpose of this project is to support the implementation of a comprehensive,
integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance.
This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an
estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated
package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and child development services.


Job Summary: The
Procurement Officer will coordinate the procurement of supplies and equipment
for supported health units and program activities. S/he will be responsible for
ensuring effective and efficient functioning of all procurement and disposal
activities of the project.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee procurement processes, including review of purchase
    requisitions, request for quotations, supplier selection, negotiations,
    purchase and delivery forms, and coordination with the stock management
  • Spearhead the process of supplier pre—qualification and management.
  • Management of leases, contracts and agreements for services and
  • Ensure URC and USAID procurement policies and procedures are adhered
  • Receive orders from program staff, ensuring the follow-up of the
    local purchases supplied, payments, and delivery confirmation.
  • Procurement of printing for training materials (stationary, manuals,
    handouts, etc.) and stationary for workshops, and other events.
  • Update and maintain the project procurement tracker
  • Stay abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules, and regulations;
    compile and update applicable local policies; and train URCs program and
    partner staffing these policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics
    Management or Bachelor of commerce, Business Administration, or any other
    business-related field.
  • Three to five years’ practical experience in the field of
    Procurement and Supply management with demonstrable knowledge of USAID and
    Public Procurement Laws of Uganda PPDA guidelines and regulations.
  • Excellent writing, management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while
    addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on
    long-term deadlines and strategy
  • Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task and work
    collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail
their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references
addressed to:


Senior Human
Resource Officer

University Research
Co., LLC – Contra for Human Services

Plot 1 Bridge Lane,
Mpumudde Division

P.O. Box 5053,
Jinja, Uganda


E-mail to:


Deadline: 25th September 2020 by 2:00pm


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