Job Advert Senior Investment Executive – Procurement


The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a semi-autonomous government agency operating in partnership with the private sector and the Government of Uganda to drive national economic growth and development. The Authority was set up by an Act of Parliament (Investment Code 1991, which was later revised to the Edition 2000 Laws of Uganda) 2019 with the aim of promoting and facilitating private sector investment in Uganda.

The ability of the Authority to fulfill its mandate primarily lies in the way in which its Human Resource is managed from the point of entry, stay, exit and post-exit. It is a policy of UIA to attract and retain a highly qualified and competitive workforce to fulfill its mandate and hence the need to fill the vacant positions.

UIA seeks to recruit highly-skilled, experienced, and motivated qualified individuals to fill the following position:

Senior Investment Executive – Procurement

Reports to: Head of DPU

Directly Supervises: Investment ExecutiveProcurement

Job Summary: is responsible for developing and implementing annual procurement plans to ensure timely availability of materials and services needed to implement UIA’s approved work plans. To assist the Head of PDU in overseeing purchasing of activities and evaluating suppliers, products and services, negotiating contracts, and ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality of activities. He/she is also responsible for supervising other staff under him/her, maintaining positive supplier relations, evaluating supply options, approving purchases, and maintaining accurate records.

Key duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting Head PDU to overseeing and supervising employees and all activities of the purchasing department.
  • Assisting with the daily activities of the procurement department.
  • Planning for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies.
  • Monitoring and enforcing the institution’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing, comparing, evaluating and approving products and services.
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate records.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations.
  • Negotiating contracts.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Preparing budgets, cost analyses and reports.
  • Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
  • Assisting the Head PDU in reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased.
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Preparing budgets, cost analyses, and reports.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters  in Procurement and Supplies Management, Business Administration, Business management
  • Degree in Procurement and Supplies Management, Business Administration, Business management, Commerce is preferred.
  • Should possess CIPS
  • Full membership with the relevant professional body is preferred
  • A post graduate diploma in Procurement and supply chain management, Project Planning and Management, Business Administration is must.
  • 4+ years hands on experience in a busy organization preferably a government entity in the field of procurement and supply chain management.

Key Competences

  • Should have an analytical mind and keep up with product and service trends.
  • Should be able to negotiate well and ensure that all purchases comply with company standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software.
  • Contracting and contract Management
  • ERP Software
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Supervisory and management experience.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time Management

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications with updated CVs, certified academic certificates and transcripts no later than Friday, 28th January 2022 by 5:00 pm addressed to;

The Director-General,

Uganda Investment Authority,

UIA Kampala Industrial & Business Park (Namanve) Office

P.O Box 7418, Kampala.

                                             Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.