Senior Procurement Officer Job Opportunity at Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC)

Organisation: Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commission Secretary
About LGFC
Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC) envisions “a Uganda with Financially Sustainable Local Governments that provide Efficient and Effective Services.” LGFC exists in order: “to Ensure Effective Mobilisation and Equitable Distribution of Financial Resources for Service Delivery in Local Governments.”
The long-term objective of LGFC is “to establish and maintain an appropriate balance between the services devolved to local governments at different levels to match with the financial resources generally, and such resources currently flowing from central grants, locally generated revenues and donors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the planning and controlling procurement services
  • Developing a procurement Plan for the Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC)
  • Setting up a prudent procurement system.
  • Offering timely technical advice and guidance to the Accounting Officer, Contract Committees and Head of Department.
  • Responsible for evaluating procurement requirements and recommending appropriate procedures.
  • Compiling and preparing periodic reports and providing technical information to the Contract Committee.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Responsible Officer from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • All suitably qualified applicants should be Ugandans holding any of the following qualifications: an Honors Degree in Procurement/purchasing and supplies, Business Administration (Procurement option) or Commerce (Procurement option).
  • The candidate must have undertaken a professional course i.e. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and belong to the professional body. Possession of a master’s degree in the above discipline will be an added advantage.
  • In addition, he/she should have the following; Very good working knowledge of Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) and computer applications.
Age: 32 years and above
How to Apply: 
Applications are invited from suitably qualified public officers working in Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies or Local Governments who should submit handwritten applications indicating two referees one of whom must be immediate supervisor. The relevant documents should include curriculum Vitae and passport size photographs.
The Commission Secretary
Local Government Finance Commission
10th Floor, Workers House
P.O Box 23143
Kampala
Email: lgfc@lgfc.go.ug.
Deadline: 11th July, 2014
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