World Bank Project Jobs – Procurement Specialist at Skill Development Project (SDP)

Organization: Ministry of
Education, Science, Technology and Sports
Project Name: Skill
Development Project (SDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:  Project Coordinator – ARSDP & USDP
About World Bank SDP Project:
The Government
of Uganda applied for US$100,000,000 financing from the World Bank for the
Skill Development Project (SDP) whose objectives to enhance the capacity of
institutions to deliver high quality and demand driven training programs in the
Agriculture, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. The purpose of SDP is to
create a scalable model for high quality vocational and technical training
which is linked to labor market needs ~or specific sectors. The model comprises
of establishing Centers of Excellence (CoE) with a network of vocational
institutions (with well- prepared students; well-trained faculty; high quality,
relevant curricula; adequate facilities and equipment; teaching resources and
assessment systems), and an institutional framework that encompasses development
sector skill councils. The project will work with four colleges, 12 network
institutes and will focus on three sectors of manufacturing, construction and
agriculture. The Uganda SDP under Component 2 shall support Improving Quality
and Relevance of Skills Development through upgrading three Uganda 
Colleges (UTC) at (Lira, Elgon, and Bushenyi) and Agricultural College
(Bukalasa) to CoEs, offering competency-based raining of high quality in
low-level (artisans), medium-level (craftsman) and higher-level (technicians)
skills demanded in selected trades/occupations in the manufacturing,
construction, and agriculture sectors of the Ugandan economy.
Job Summary:  The Procurement Specialist will provide timely
support by executing the procurement functions of the project and ensure that
all procurements, terms of reference and lists of goods and services under the USDP
& Albertine Region Skills Development Project (ARSDP) are carried out in
line with the World Bank Rules, Procedures and Government of Uganda procurement
regulations. Also, he / she will also ensure that goods and services are
delivered on time, to the required specifications; and are consistent with the
overall project budgets and objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will prepare, review, and monitor the
implementation of the project annual procurement plans;
Work closely with the different line ministries,
departments, ensure that the service provider and contractors specifies the
right goods and services;
Synchronize the procurement budgets in line with the
project objectives;
Manage the timely solicitation of statements         of requirements; collate similar needs
into bulk procurements            to
benefit from economies of scale.
The incumbent will prepare bidding documents and
ensure their timely submission for review and approval by the World Bank;
Manage the advertisement and receipt of the
Carry out the evaluation of bids and lead the
preparation of the bid evaluation reports.
Ensure that World Bank rules and procedures and PPDA
procedures are followed at all the different procurement stages  including ensuring that “no- objection” and
approvals are obtained at all stages of the procurement processes;
Actively contribute to the preparation of Quarterly
Project Progress Report;
Prepare draft contract agreements and ensure that
they are forwarded to Solicitor General (SG) for clearance and organize the
contract signing after SG’s clearance
Actively participate in contract negotiations and
technical discussions with consultants, suppliers and contractors and provide
procurement guidance.
Manage and appraise performance of service providers
(suppliers, contractors and consultants) to achieve set Key Performance indicators
The Procurement Specialist will manage equipment’ warranties,
insurance and contractor performance securities (defects liability period);
Verification of goods / supplies.
Provide technical support to beneficiary
institutions under the project in procurement aspects to ensure compliance with
underlying principles
Provide timely support and build capacity of the
procurement staff in the main stream of the from Ministry of Education Science
Technology and Sports
Provide advice to the Coordinator on all procurement
issues and any other duties
Carry out procurement for other World Bank financed
projects within the Ministry
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project
Coordinator – ARSDP & USDP.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the World Bank Project
vacancy should hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain
Management, Commerce, Law, Engineering and Business Administration from a
recognized university.
Possession of a Post graduate qualifications in Procurement
and Supply Chain Management from a recognized University/ Institution or
certification from an internationally recognized institute will be an added
At least ten years’ experience in procuring goods
services and works in a public or private sector institution.
A minimum of three years’ experience in implementing
procurement procedures of Government of Uganda, World Bank or Multilateral
Development Bank funded projects is an essential requirement.
Demonstrated track record of implementing
procurement of high value contracts in civil works, supply of goods and
consultancy services and procurement planning is an essential requirement.
High level of personal integrity
How to Apply:
All candidates
are encouraged to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita
and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the address below.
Please clearly indicate the position being applied for on top of the envelope.
Commissioner Human Resource Management,
4th Floor,
Embassy House Ministry
of Education, Science, Technology and Sports.
Deadline: 24th August, 2015
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