Career Opportunities

Procurement Officer

Location: Jinja, Uganda | Job Type: Full-time | Post Date: 03/17/2017
Job Description: 

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.

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APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, certificate of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday 31st March, 2017 at 12:00 pm addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA

E-mail: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Job 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 guidance 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 URC’s program and partner staff in these policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Job Requirements: 
  • A Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management or Bachelor of commerce, Business Administration or any other business related field With a Master’s degree in Procurement & Supply management or any other related field. Membership of CIPS is an essential requirement for this job is an added advantage.
  • Five (5) years practical experience in the field of Procurement and Supply management with demonstrable knowledge of Public Procurement Laws of Uganda PPDA guidelines and regulations
  • Excellent communication or interpersonal skills preferred
  • Excellent writing skills desired
  • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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About University Research Company (URC):
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 (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC is an E-Verify employer and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission.