Uganda Industrial Research Institute Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit Jobs

Uganda Industrial Research Institute Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit Jobs

Job Purpose:

  • To manage all operations and activities of the Procurement and Disposable Unit by ensuring 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.

    Key duties and responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate Procurement and Disposal Unit activities in compliance with the PPDA 2003 Act.

  • Develop procurement schedules, work plans for the procurement of goods, services and periodically review and evaluate them against the set objectives.

  • Consider and commend procurement work plans in line with the Institute`s mandate, approved budget and the general guidelines of PPDA to Executive director.

  • 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 UIRI policy, requirements and good commercial, legal and ethical practice.

  • Manage the preparation and issue of relevant documents and coordinate contract preparations and negotiations.

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

  • Establish and supervise the maintenance of the suppliers and price database and maintain records of the procurement and disposal process.

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

  • Develop and implement a transparent supplier selection process, and evaluate supplier`s performance against procurement requirements.

  • Manage and develop section staff professionally as part of performance management

  • Lead the bidding process for Internal and external works, supplies & services through reviewing adverts, procurement of bidding documents and ensuring successful bidding process by UIRI.

  • Participate in the development and compilation of the Institute’s annual budget estimates.

  • Give management specialist and technical advice (on the basis of appropriate and comprehensive analysis and evaluation), with regard to the organization`s projects and opportunities.

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management Business Administration or a closely related and relevant discipline from a recognized University.

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply certificate (CIPS).

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

  • Additional training in a related field is an added advantage.

  • Professional experience of at-least ten (10) years in the procurement field, five (5) years as Head of Procurement and disposal unit in a government parastatal/agency.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Uganda Industrial Research Institute Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit Jobs

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