PRINCIPAL PROCUREMENT OFFICER

at Mountains of the Moon University
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 13, 2022
Category Procurement and Logistics
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

JOB TITLE: PRINCIPAL PROCUREMENT OFFICER
Salary Scale: M5
Reports to: University Secretary
Purpose of the Job
To plan, coordinate, manage and implement the procurement
and disposal of goods,
works, and services of the University and ensure value for
money.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
a) To provide leadership to the Procurement and Disposal Unit.
b) To assist the University Secretary in preparing the Annual
Procurement Plan.
c) To develop and manage the unit’s budget and accounts for it.
d) To plan and set annual procurement targets for staff of the Unit.
e) To supervise and support Staff in the Unit in their work.
f) To submit regular reports on the Unit to the University
Secretary.
g) To initiate the recruitment and selection of suppliers in timely
manner accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal
of Assets and Regulations.
h) To propose Evaluation Committee for the Contract Committee
for approval.
i) To collect departmental procurement requirements and
compiles them into annual and procurement plans.
j) To submit quarterly procurement requirements to the
University Secretary for approval.
k) To prepare bid documents and recommends procurement
methods to Contracts Committee.
l) To place orders with suppliers through the use of LPOs.
m) To receive and open bids, coordinating the evaluation of
bids and submitting reports thereof to Contracts Committee.
n) To provide timely advice to the University Secretary, the
Contracts Committee, and Senior Management Team on
matters pertaining to procurement.
o) To liaise with the Bursar’s Offi ce to ensure availability of
procurement funds and that the suppliers are paid timely.
p) To develop appropriate systems, procedures, and guidelines for
the Procurement Unit.
q) To submit statutory and management reports as specifi ed in
the Procurement Regulations or as may be required by the
University Secretary.
r) To manage the disposal of assets in accordance with the law
and regulations.
s) To supervise Staff, assesses performance and identifi es training
needs, andrecommends appropriate training.
Required Qualifi cations and experience
a) A minimum of a Master’s degree in Procurement, Purchasing
and Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration
(majoring in procurement).
b) Professional qualifi cations from the Chartered Institute of
Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or equivalent.
c) Should have at least eight (8) years of experience, four (4) of
which in procurement management in a public institution.
Required Competences
a) Demonstrated knowledge of relevant computer applications.
b) Good leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, and
capable of working as a member of the organization’s senior
management team.
c) Ability to build and motivate an effective team.
d) Must have well-developed analytical and reporting skills.
e) High level of integrity

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