Procurement Officer Job at University Research Co., LLC - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title: Procurement Officer

Job Category: Logistics/ Transportation/ Procurements

Job Type: Full-Time

Deadline of this Job: 25 September 2020

Duty Station: Kampala

Posted: 18-09-2020

URC 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.
URCs mission is to provide innovative, evidence based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission
Project Overview:
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 Title: Procurement Officer.

Job purpose: 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.

Roles 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 officer.
• Spearhead the process of supplier pre—Qualification and management.
• Management of leases, contracts and agreements for services and goods
• Ensure URC and USAID procurement policies and procedures are adhered to
• 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

Required Experience and Qualifications
• A Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management or Bachelor of commerce, Business Administration, or any other business-related field.
• 3-5 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.

Desired Attributes
• 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

Job Experience: 3-5 years

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure

Qualified 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 by Friday September 25th, 2020 at 2: 00 p.m. addressed to:
Senior Human Resource Officer
University Research Co., LLC - Contra for Human Services
Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division
BO. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 393 217 617, +256 200 300 900


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