Reports to: Head of PDU

Directly Supervises: Investment Executive– Procurement

Job Summary: is 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

  • Participate in drawing up the Authority’s Annual Procurement Plan and ensure its timely implementation 
  • Support the coordination, monitoring and assessing of implementation of procurement and disposal of assets, policies and guidelines and making appropriate recommendations; 
  • Contribute to the development of appropriate internal procurement and disposal of assets controls and procedures consistent with the legal and regulatory framework; 
  • Prepare bids for procurement and disposal processes 
  • Prepare, administer and issue approved contracts; 
  • Liaise with suppliers and other stakeholders so as to ensure timely delivery of goods and services; 
  • Prepare Statements of Requirements (Bills of Quantities) 
  • Prepare contract performance status reports  
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be directed from time to time

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a Masters degree in Procurement and Supply Management, Business Administration (majoring in procurement) or any other related qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Degree in Procurement and Supplies Management, Business Administration, Business management, Commerce is preferred.
  • Possession of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Graduate Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized Institution is a must.
  • Full membership MCIPS with the relevant professional body is a must.
  • Knowledge in relevant Government computerized procurement systems will be an added advantage.
  • 5+ years hands on experience in a busy government entity.
  • Knowledge of the PPDA Act, Regulations, Standard Bidding Documents and guidelines. 

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 PPDA standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ERP purchasing Software
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Supervisory and management experience.

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