Uganda Industrial Research Institute - Head Procurement and Disposal unit Jobs

Uganda Industrial Research Institute - Head 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 practice.

    • 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.

  • Experience in Months: 120

  • Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree

    How to Apply

  • The Applications are to be delivered by hand and addressed to:

    The Human Resource Manager Uganda Industrial Research Institute
    Plot 42A Mukabya Road, Nakawa Industrial Area, Kampala - Uganda

  • The deadline for applications is on Monday June 21st, 2021 at 5:00pm


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