Procurement Officer – Berkeley Energy Uganda (BEU)

Job Title:    Procurement Officer

Organisation: Berkeley Energy Uganda (BEU)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

Berkeley Energy Uganda (BEU) is a Ugandan company that manages investments in the energy sector. Such investments include Bugoye Hydro Ltd in Kasese District, ARPE Ltd in Pader District which is operating the Achwa HPP2 and HPP1 plants and Kikagati Power Company Ltd operating Kikagati Hydro plant in Isingiro District.

 

Job Summary:  The Company seeks to recruit a qualified Procurement Officer. The Procurement Officer will be reporting to the Country Operations & Maintenance Manager. The position requires an analytical mind to keep up with product and service trends.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Procurement Officer shall be responsible for:

  • Overseeing purchasing activities for all BEU entities and ensure that purchased items are both cost-efficient and of high quality.
  • Compiling schedules of procurement and disposal requirements.
  • Guiding and advising suppliers on the correct procurement and disposal procedures.
  • Referencing, verifying and managing procurement and disposal documentation.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Procurement and disposal policies/manuals by staff and all parties in the procurement cycle.
  • Liaising with the accounts team to facilitate timely payment to suppliers and provide complete documentation to finance for timely financial reporting.
  • Liaising with the Kampala Office Manager to deliver items to sites.
  • Verifying and organizing documentation relating to procurement and disposal for use by stakeholders.
  • Maintaining positive supplier relations, evaluating supply options, approving purchases, and maintaining accurate records.
  • Preparing draft bid documents, procurement and disposal plans.
  • Advising user departments on the development of procurement and disposal specifications.
  • Prepare procurement plans and performance reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities.
  • Warehousing (inventory management) and participation in stock counting as needed.
  • Establish relations with suppliers, vendors, and clearing officers to ensure the procurement process is streamlined.
  • Feed IT/software BEU platform for procurement processes.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications, Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Procurement, Supply Chain Management or a related field from a recognized Institution.
  • Professional Certification(s) from a recognized institution(s) will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of experience handling Procurement processes in Organization setup.
  • Familiar with the procurement management system and IT/software platform, SAP type.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge of the PPDA Act (2003, as amended) and the associated regulations, as well as sustainable procurement, is required.
  • The person should be able to stay temporarily at BEU sites.
  • They should have high integrity and commitment to a high quality of work.

 

How to Apply:

Applications should be emailed to Procurement@berkeley-energy.ug, addressed to the “Human Resources Manager”, including the application letter and updated CV (in pdf format) with at least work-related references. Only candidates who meet the required specifications will be contacted.

 

Deadline: Monday 15th August 2022 by 5:00pm

 

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