Contracts and Procurement Manager [Tullow Uganda]

Tullow Uganda an operating division of Tullow Oil Pic, one
of the largest global independent oil and gas exploration companies with 120
licenses in over 23 countries and operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and
South America seeks to recruit qualified competent persons for the following
job positions.
Job Title: Contracts and Procurement Manager –
Reports To Supply Chain Manager
Job Purpose: To develop, manage, support and
provide strategic direction for the Contracts and Procurement function of Tullow
Uganda and the Joint Venture Partners.
Main Accountabilities:
  • Ensure
    contracting strategies are developed for high profile, intermediate to
    complex contracts and for drilling programmes and major projects.
  • Set
    up and facilitate contract strategy workshop sessions to secure
    multi-discipline consensual support for contract sourcing plans and
  • Ensure
    reviews of specifications and scopes of work are undertaken to test for
    completeness in order to enable the technical functions translate their requirements
    into clearly articulated expression of commercial intent.
  • Ensure
    that the procurement and contracting activities are conducted in a
    professional manner in accordance with the contracts and procurement
    procedure manual and appropriate input from key stakeholders is sought.
  • Ensure
    the annual provision of cost recovery training to all Contract and
    Procurement staff and contract holders.
  • Provide
    input and guidance into the administration of intermediate to complex
    contracts and claims avoidance/ management advice.
  • Provide
    support to User functions on post-award contractual interpretation and
    administration matters, including supplier performance management
  • Ensure
    the Contract Review Board is managed in a professional manner and in
    accordance with relevant procedures.
  • Accountable
    for the training and development of a team of contracts and procurement
  • Ensure
    good working relations are developed and maintained with contractors and
  • Ensure
    pre-qualification exercises, pre-tender meetings, invitation to tender
    documentation, tender openings and evaluation of tenders received,
    including detailed analysis of commercial and contractual qualifications,
    exceptions and deviations are conducted in a professional manner as per
    normal oil and gas industry practices
  • A
    University degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Business or
    Management related discipline.
  • Post
    Graduate Qualifications in Supply Chain Management, CIPS, or specialised
    training in contracts management.
  • 15
    years’ proven work experience in contracts formulation and negotiations
    with substantive exposure to technical disciplines and supply chain
Knowledge and Skills: Essential:
  • Complex
    contracts formulation, evaluation and negotiation skills.
  • Coaching
    and mentoring skills.
  • High
    level of competency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Understanding
    of significant legal and commercial issues within the supply chain.
  • Advanced
    numeracy skills.
  • Working
    experience within an International oil exploration and production
  • Drilling
    and operations contracting experience.
  • Experience
    in major oil & gas project procurement.
How to apply:
  • Application
    forms can be down loaded from the aikan website
    or picked up from the aikan offices.
  • The
    completed application form must be submitted together with typed copies of
    the applicant’s CV and cover letter.
  • Hand-deliver
    the application to the aikan offices or email them as attachments to
  • Closing
    date for submission is 4:30pm on Monday 12th March 2012.
Only short listed candidates shall be contacted

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