Head – Procurement Employment Opportunity – National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

 

Job Title:      Head – Procurement  

Organization: National Housing and Construction
Company Limited (NHCC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

 

About US:

National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC) was
founded in 1964 and is a Ugandan construction and real estate management
company, partly owned by the Uganda Government. The Company’s mandate is to
increase the housing stock in the country, rehabilitate the housing industry
and encourage Ugandans to own homes in an organized environment.

 

Job Summary:  The Head – Procurement will be responsible for
managing the timely and cost-effective acquisition of goods, services and
works, in accordance with the laid down policies and procedures, and the
relevant procurement and disposal Laws of Uganda while ensuring optimum value
for money for the Company at all times.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Develop procurement schedules and work plans for
the procurement of Company’s goods, services and works and periodically review
and evaluate them against the set objectives.

·       
Coordinate with the user departments the
preparation of specifications, standards and terms of references for the goods,
services and works.

·       
Develop, recommend and review procurement
strategy, criteria and detailed procedures that are consistent with the Company
policy, requirements and good commercial, legal and ethical practice.

·       
Manage the preparation and issue of solicitation
documents and coordinate contract preparations and negotiations.

·       
Coordinate the evaluation of proposals,
quotations and bids and recommend selections to the Contracts Committee.

·       
Establish and supervise the maintenance of the
suppliers’ and prices database and maintain records on the procurement and
disposal process.

·       
Survey markets for latest trends in price,
availability and quality, identify, evaluate and exploit any potential for
corporate savings or efficiencies in the procurement process.

·       
Develop and implement a transparent supplier’s
selection process, and evaluate supplier performance against procurement
contracts.

·       
Provide the Company’s Management, whenever
necessary, with relevant specialist, 
expert and technical advice (on the basis of appropriate and
comprehensive analysis and evaluation), with regard to the Company’s investment
opportunities and projects – especially those involving Partnerships, External
Contractors and other Service Providers – as well provide the necessary
supervision, quality  assurance,
facilitation and  coordination of  the 
implementation of  the
corresponding projects – with a view to ensuring their profitable success.

·       
Manage and develop section staff professionally
as part of performance management practice.

·       
Lead the bidding process for external works,
supplies & services through reviewing adverts, procurement of bidding
documents and ensuring successful bidding process by NHCC

·       
Coordinate the process of establishments of
Joint ventures, PPPs and other successful models of partnership for works,
services and supplies.

·       
Perform any other duties as may, from time to
time, be assigned by the CEO.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant for the National Housing and
Construction Company Limited (NHCC) Head – Procurement employment Opportunity must
hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or Business
Administration or a closely related and relevant discipline from a recognized
University.

·       
A professional qualification in Procurement and
Supply Chain Management, obtained from an internationally recognized
institution, is a MUST.

·       
Proven knowledge of Public Procurement &
Disposal Laws and Regulations of Uganda are essential.

·       
Additional qualifications in Civil Engineering,
Quantity Surveying, or Architecture, from a recognized institution, shall be an
added advantage.

·       
Relevant working experience of seven (7) years,
three (3) of which must be as Head of Procurement, or in a similar Management
position, in a large and reputable public or private sector organization.

·       
Experience in working with regional and
international development agencies, as well as with other regional and
international public, or private sector organizations involved in housing-
related projects, or programs, shall also be an added advantage.

·       
Qualifications and experience in procurement and
structuring of partnerships including Joint Ventures, PPPs and other models is
a MUST.

·       
Experience with procurement and management of
projects with donor and multilateral agencies shall be added advantage.

·       
Experience in preparation of funding proposals
for project finance from donor and multilateral lenders shall be an added
advantage.

·       
Well-developed business management skills

·       
Planning, coordination, negotiation and networking
skills.

·       
Competencies in Analytical thinking

·       
Interpersonal, and human relations skills

·       
Leadership, high ethics and integrity.

·       
Creative, innovative and adventurous.

·       
Ability to work under tight deadlines

·       
Maturity, high ethics and integrity

·       
Age: Below 45 years 

 

How to Apply:

All interested candidates are encouraged to send their
applications indicating the position being applied for and accompanied by
detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic certificates, evidence of
relevant working experience & contacts of three professional referees
should be addressed to;

 

The Chief Human Resource Officer,

Plot 5, 7th Street, Industrial Area,

P.O. Box 659,
Kampala, Uganda.

 

Or

 

Email to: info@nhcc.co.ug (All applications
via email must be sent as one document not more than 10 MBs)

 

Deadline: 15th September 2020 by 4:00 pm

 

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