Procurement Officer Job Vacancies – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)




Job Title:          Procurement Officer
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Senior Procurement Officer
About US:
The National Identification
and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on the passing of the Uganda
Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made to harmonise and
consolidate the law on registration of persons; to provide for registration of
individuals and to establish a national identification register. It provides
for the mandatory registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad
as well as aliens identification cards and for related matters.
Job
Summary:
The Procurement
Officer will support the Head of Procurement and Senior Procurement Officer in
carrying out the Procurement function of the Authority
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Procurement Officer invites potential suppliers for bidding and participates
    in pre-qualification evaluation exercises
  • Actively
    participates in preparation, issue and receipt of bid documents
  • Attends
    to procurement inquiries from potential and actual suppliers
  • Works
    closely with stores to receive supplies ascertain that what is delivered
    corresponds with specifications the bid and offer documents or samples
    provided.
  • Works
    in liaison with the Finance department to ensure that suppliers are paid
    for actual goods/services delivered
  • Liaises
    with the Legal Officer in preparation of procurement contracts to ensure
    that legal details are not overlooked
  • Liaises
    with Finance and Administration department to prepare schedules for motor
    vehicle and other assets insurance as well as worker men’s Compensation
    policy in line with NIRA Policy
  • Performs
    any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Senior
    Procurement Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority
    (NIRA) Procurement Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree with Honors in Procurement, Commerce or Business Administration
    with specialization in purchasing and supplies or any other relevant field
    from a recognized University
  • Membership
    of a relevant and recognized professional body such as Institute of
    Procurement Professionals of Uganda (IPPU) or Chartered Institute of
    Purchasing & Supplies (CIPS)
  • A
    minimum of three years of experience in procurement operations in a
    reputable public or private organization
  • Computer
    literacy and proficiency in financial and purchasing software systems
  • Strategic,
    conceptual thinking and analytical skills
  • Impeccable
    level of integrity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director,
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya,
Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices
indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 24th August, 2016
NB:
If you do not hear from NIRA within two months from the closing date, please
consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.

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