Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit 

Reports to: Director General 

Directly Supervises: Senior Investment Executives  

Job Summary: The Head of PDU shall be at the level of a Deputy Director and shall be responsible for developing, implementing annual procurement plans to ensure timely availability of materials and services needed to implement UIA’s approved work plans. 

Specic Responsibilities:  

  • Advising Management on trends, issues, problems and activities relating to best practice in procurement.  
  • Developing UIA‘s consolidated annual Procurement Plan in line with the approved budget.
  • Developing a data base of pre-qualified suppliers for goods and services needed by the Authority.  
  • Administering the procurement process in coordination with user departments to acquire and make available required goods and services in the approved quantity and time needed.  
  • Ensuring compliance with the provisions of Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDA) Act regulations and procedures.  
  • Lead and coordinate the development of UIA’s annual procurement plan ensuring that the Plan meets the needs of the organization and supports the achievement of the organization goals. 
  • Ensure that the pre-qualification process is managed in a transparent manner resulting in value for money for UIA. 
  • Ensuring that all procurement data and information is correctly filed and managed in manner that enables easy retrieval and future reference.
  • Taking the lead in the development of an asset disposal plan and ensuring that UIA’s Disposal Processes are managed in a transparent manner.
  • Ensuring that all contractors/Service Providers have authorized and signed contracts stipulating their terms of reference and their obligations for effective performance.
  • To lead the Procurement unit, in a manner that empowers them to deliver excellent customer service and high standards.
  • Handle all Macro and Micro procurements for the Uganda Investment Authority.

Key Results Areas 

  • UIA Annual procurement plan and budgets approved in a timely manner
  • Ensure required supplies (goods and services) are available in a timely manner.
  • Ensure departmental performance reports are prepared and submitted to the respective statutory organizations and stakeholders

Key Qualifications and Experience.  

  • Must possess a Master’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or Masters of Business Administration (majoring in Procurement).
  • Should hold a bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or a degree in Business Administration (majoring in Procurement) from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Graduate Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized Institution is a must.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in procurement; 2 years of which should be at senior level in a procurement office within Government. 
  • Full membership with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) or its equivalent from a recognized body is a must.   
  • Knowledge of the PPDA Act, Regulations, Standard Bidding Documents and guidelines. 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications with updated CVs, certified academic certificates, and transcripts not later than Monday, 25th March 2024 by 5:00 pm.

All applications must be addressed and delivered to;
The Director General,
Uganda Investment Authority,
6th Floor, Uganda Business Facilitation Centre (UBFC)
Plot 1, Baskerville Avenue, Kololo
P.O. Box 7418, Kampala, Uganda