Entry Level Jobs – Procurement Officer at Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB)

Job Title:
  
  Procurement Officer
OrganisationHigher Education
Students’ Financing Board (HESFB)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Procurement Officer
About US:
The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) is a body
Corporate established by an Act of Parliament, number 2 of 2014, to provide
both Loans and Scholarships to Ugandan Students to pursue Higher Education. The
objective of the Loan Scheme is to increase equitable access to Higher Education
in Uganda and also support qualified students who may not afford the cost of
Higher Education.
Job Summary: The Procurement Officer will be responsible to
facilitate a smooth bidding process and store procurement records and
information on suppliers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receive and process procurement requests
    from all departments on approval by the Head of Department and Contracts
    Committee.
  • Referencing, verifying and managing
    procurement documentation.
  • Works closely with accounts to facilitate
    timely payment to suppliers.
  • Guiding end users on development of
    procurement specifications.
  • In charge of preparing draft bid documents
    and procurement plan.
  • Prepare contract documents and issue
    approved contract documents.
  • Providing timely technical support advice
    to the HESFB.
  • In charge of receiving and attending to
    inquiries from bidders and suppliers.
  • Actively facilitating and managing the
    bidding process.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports for the
    contract to relevant authorities and to prepare any other reports as may
    be required from time to time.
  • Actively participate in the evaluation of
    bids for routine procurement.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Senior Procurement Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should possess an honors
    degree from a recognized university in Procurement, Business
    Administration (Procurement), B. Com (Procurement) and any other related
    qualification.
  • Possession of Post graduate qualification
    in procurement and Supply Management, or CIPS will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two or more years’ experience
    in managing procurement and logistics supplies in a public sector.
  • Highly self-driven with high sense of
    responsibility.
  • Possess the ability to meet deadline with
    minimal supervision.
  • Procurement, Disposal and Contracts
    management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in planning, organizing and
    coordinating .
  • Ethics and integrity.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications enclosing photocopies of certificates, updated CVs and three
referees to the address below;
Executive Director,
Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB),
Plot 1, Lourdel Road,
Lourdel Towers 7th Floor, Nakasero,
P.O. Box 16810 Wandegeya, Kampala. Uganda
Email to: info@hesfb.go.ug
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 24th April, 2015

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