Procurement Officer – Temporary Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Job Title:    Procurement Officer –

Organization:  Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Procurement


About US:

Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the
commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and
vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and
operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all
faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to
serving those in need.


Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer – Temporary will
coordinate local procurement activities and processes to acquire goods and
services for CRS Uganda main and field offices in support of the delivery of
high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and
experience will allow you to successfully coordinate the quality and efficiency
of procurement and purchasing activities and ensure stewardship, integrity,
transparency, and accountability.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

fully compliant procurement systems and operating procedures. Assess effectiveness
and efficiency and recommend improvements. Contribute to ensuring compliance
with CRS procurement principles, standards, and policies, donor regulations,
and local statutory requirements.

with various departments to develop and maintain an up-to-date procurement plan
with all quantities, quality and delivery requirements for goods and services.
Provide pricing information to assist budget holders with budget preparation.

the sourcing process and perform various activities to assist with ensuring the
best value for money: market research, cost estimates, solicitation documents,
bidding process facilitation, supplier identification and research, quality and
availability of goods assessment, negotiation, contract/purchase order and
other documents preparation.

with other procurement staff and various program and operations units to
coordinate and track goods/services delivery and receipt and keep everyone
informed of the status. Coordinate with the administration department to
confirm that goods/services delivered are what have been ordered in the correct
quantities and quality, they arrive on schedule and at the right cost.

correspondence and constant contact with suppliers to follow up on the
execution of contractual terms and conditions, and handle issues if needed.
Monitor and report on supplier performance, noting current and/or potential
issues and/or inefficiencies and assist with contract/purchase order

for transparency within the procurement department through ensuring a complete,
accurate and up-to-date document trail of all procurement processes, vendor
files, procurement and inventory database to assist with control and
accountability. Prepare reports and facilitate document retrieval.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Procurement Officer –
Temporary job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Logistics
Management, Business Administration, or other relevant degree required.
Professional certification such as CIPS a plus.

At least
three years of work experience in procurement/purchasing management, logistics,
administration, preferably with an international Non-Governmental organization.

knowledge of various donor procurement regulations (e.g. USAID, EU, UN)

of international and national procurement regulations and local market

of contract terms, as well as a proven ability to successfully complete
purchase orders against specifications.

in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Experience with database
management systems (e.g. MS Access) highly desirable.

planning and coordination skills and ability to prioritize competing priorities

analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions

results-oriented, and service-oriented with focus on meeting customer needs

conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of

Good negotiation,
communication, and relationship management skills

Competencies (for all CRS staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used
by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.

with Integrity


Constructive Relationships



How to Apply:

All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to Large files
and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the

line of the email,
copy and paste – PROCUREMENTOFFICER only. All applications that do not contain
this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.


NB: Only
selected candidates will be notified


Deadline: 23rd March 2021


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