Not for Profit Careers – Procurement Officer at Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Organization: Joint
Medical Store (JMS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
About JMS:
Joint Medical Store (JMS) is a
Church founded private Not-For-Profit organization whose mission is to supply
medicines, medical equipment and related healthcare services, and training of
assured quality to the people of Uganda at affordable prices.
Job Summary: The
Procurement Officer will technically support the Joint Medical Store in
performing procurement services tasks
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Placing
    and following up purchase orders (with foreign and local suppliers) for
    goods, works and services in accordance with JMS Procurement guidelines
    and procedures.
  • Actively
    monitoring implementation and adherence to contract terms and conditions,
    and preparing periodic procurement performance reports.
  • Generating
    and analyzing weekly reports on stock outs, and outstanding purchases and
    pro-actively liaise with the relevant parties for timely deliveries.
  • Actively
    participating in commercial assessment of both existing and potential
    suppliers and service providers for JMS and recommend rational actions
  • Effectively
    utilising the Management Information System’s procurement module for
    effective management of the procurement cycle.
  • Responsible
    for maintaining and promoting sound relationship with suppliers, service
    providers, and internal stakeholders in order to foster constructive
    feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Pro-actively
    liaising with clearing agents on matters relating to JMS’s consignments in
    transit, bond, customs e.t.c
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Procurement Officer should hold a Bachelor degree in Business, Commerce,
    Procurement, Logistics, Pharmacy or other relevant field that specialize
    in Procurement and Logistics Management.
  • Professional
    Qualifications in Procurement (CIPS) and Membership to the Chartered
    Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years working experience in procurement
    operations in a busy environment, and reputable organization.
  • Relevant
    working experience with medicines and medical equipment will be an added
  • Hands-on
    experience in using integrated information management system with a
    procurement module or enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications.
  • Highly
    dependable and honest (Integrity)
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability
    to prioritize work load, use initiative, work as part of, and lead a team.
  • Excellent
    analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Highly
    innovative and able to identify strategies for continual improvement.
  • Computer
    proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Excel, PowerPoint,
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications enclosing photocopies of
certificates, updated CVs and three referees (not relatives) should be
sent/delivered to the address below.
The Head of Human Resource and
Joint Medical Store
Plot 1828, Gogonya Road,
P.O. Box 4501,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Thursday, 12th March 2015.

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