Procurement Manager Services Career Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Director Procurement
About UNRA:
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament;
The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on
1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The Procurement Manager Services will be in
charge of overseeing all services procurements of the Authority including
preparing the procurement plan, bidding documents, managing the bidding and evaluation
process, pre-contract negotiation, preparing and issuing approved contract
documents in line with PPDA Act and UNRA procurement guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the process of preparation of annual
    services Procurement Plan and departmental Procurement Plans based on the
    approved budget and within the required timelines to ensure timely
    completion in line with the UNRA Business Plan and statutory performance agreement;
  • Actively monitor the implementation of the
    approved procurement plan;
  • Routinely review the internal procurement
    policies, practices and procedures to ensure relevance with UNRA’s
    Business strategy
  • Coordinate the implementation of the
    procurement process to ensure compliance with the PPDA Act and Regulations
    while achieving value for money;
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of
    technical inputs for works procurements initiated by user departments in
    line with PPDA Regulations and UNRA guidelines;
  • The incumbent will support the smooth
    functioning of Contracts Committee in line with PPDA regulations and
  • Develop and maintain accurate systems to
    follow up and implement decisions of the Contracts Committee on services
    procurements in line with PPDA regulations;
  • Develop a storage system procurement related
    documents and records  in line with
    the PPDA Act and Regulation and UNRA’s Records Management guidelines;
  • Develop and implement a system of managing
    risks in the designs activities and develop risk mitigation measures;
  • Mentor and supervise the performance and
    development of staff in the department in line with UNRA’s goals,
    objectives, policies and regulations.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Procurement
    Manager Services job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Procurement,
    Commerce, Business Administration, Law or other relevant courses from a
    recognized University;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in related
    field or any other relented field is mandatory.
  • Possession of CIPS or other relevant
    professional qualification
  • At least five years hands on experience in
    procurement in similar and reputable organization.
  • Broad working experience in managing teams
    with diverse professionals.
  • Impeccable level of integrity;
  • Good team player with ability to develop
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Strategic thinking and ability to work and
    produce accurate results in an environment with multiple and challenging
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their
handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download
) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee
letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training Centre
addressed to the:
of the Director Human Resource,
National Roads Authority,
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours

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