Procurement Officer

at Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 16, 2020
Category Procurement and Logistics
Currency UGX


Job Title : Procurement Officer
Salary Scale : UAC 06
Reports to : Director General
Responsible For : Procurement Assistant
Purpose of the Job
To coordinate and manage the procurement of goods and services of the Commission in accordance
with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and other applicable rules and regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
i. Develop and ensure implementation of the procurement plans and strategies for the procurement
of all relevant goods and services for the Commission;
ii. Support UAC Management in Contracts Management including preparation and issue of contracts
and monitoring implementation;
iii. Liaise with the relevant officers to provide the necessary bid documents to prospecting suppliers of
goods and services to the Commission.
iv. Guide and advise the Contracts Committee, user departments and suppliers on the correct
procurement procedures and recommended procurement methods and specifications;
v. Liaise with the relevant officers and the suppliers to ensure timely delivery of the procured goods
and services and the corresponding payments.
vi. Support the Contracts Committee and Management in taking early action to identify and address
poor contractor and supplier performance.
vii. References, verifies and manages the procurement and disposal documentation and ensures their
safe custody;
viii. Prepare periodic performance reports to the Contracts Committee and Public Procurement and
Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA)
ix. Manage the advertisement and sell of bid documents and maintains a suppliers list.
x. Coordinate the receipt, opening and evaluation of the procurement bids in liaison with the technical
experts and user departments
xi. Monitor market trends and conditions and advise Management on competitive pricing;
xii. Plan, budget, requisition and account for the resources and performance of the Procurement Unit.


• Effective communication;
• Planning and organizational skills;
• Good negotiation and communication skills;
• Expert Knowledge and understanding of the Procurement Act, guidelines and practices
• High morals and integrity;
• Concern for Quality and Standards;
• Knowledge of donor procurement conditions

Experience Requirements

At least ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which must have served at a Senior Procurement Officer level in Government or a reputable organization.

Education Requirements

• An Honors Bachelors Degree in Procurement/Supply chain Management from a recognized awarding Institution.
• A bachelor’s Degree in a Non supply chain management discipline, plus a post graduate Diploma in Public Procurement Management from a recognized awarding institution.
• Or full Professional qualification in Supply Chain Management (CIPS) plus a post graduate Diploma in Procurement Management from a recognized awarding Institution;
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