Senior Procurement Officer

at University Research Co. (URC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted April 28, 2022
Category Procurement and Logistics
Currency UGX


Supervision, Training & Development: The Senior Procurement Officer will directly supervise several staff including Procurement Officer, Procurement Assistant and Program Assistant – Procurement. This will include assigning them daily tasks and monitoring their performance to ensure it is of the highest standards and consistent with project needs. S/he will be responsible for the performance appraisals of these direct reports, as well as identifying their training and development needs. S/he will train staff or identify and utilize training providers (as approved by COP) to ensure the development of in-house capacity to support project needs.
Others: She/he will also perform other tasks assigned by the Director, Finance & Administration, that are consistent with the Senior Procurement Officer’s skills and experience and this Scope of Work.
Required Experience and Minimum Qualifications.

Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management or Bachelor of commerce, Business Administration or business-related field is required with a master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. Membership of CIPS is an essential requirement for this job is an added advantage.
Minimum 5-7 years’ project procurement management experience, including managing field office procurements and supervising employees required.
Thorough knowledge of USAID and its contractual, procurement and reporting requirements.
Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage multiple activities with attention to detail, meeting tight deadlines under pressure.
Excellent problem-solving capacity, with demonstrated ability for considerable analysis and sound judgment to find solutions in a complex environment with shifting and competing priorities.