Senior Procurement Officer NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)

Title:        Senior Procurement Officer
Organisation: Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus
Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
MRC (UK) and
Entebbe, Uganda
Finance Manager
The Medical Research
Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) based at the Uganda Virus
Research Institute in Entebbe is a bilateral multi-disciplinary research
organization funded by, the Medical Research Council (UK) and Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Uganda under the U.S. President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other donor agencies. Established
in 1988, the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is an internationally
recognized center of excellence for research on HIV infection and related
diseases, contributing knowledge on the revolving epidemic, the evaluation of
innovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development
of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.
The Senior
Procurement Officer will lead the Procurement and the Stores departments in a
manner that empowers them to deliver excellent customer service/satisfaction,
with a quick turnaround time ensuring cost-effective utilisation of resources
at all times. The incumbent will deliver a standard ‘of excellence in the
procurement functions which supports end- users through a transparent and
informative procurement system, which returns value for money and quality
products or services to best meet the Unit standards and requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare
    procurement plans that will support MRC/UVRI’s operations in the most cost
    effective and efficient manner
  • Conduct
    periodic audits to ensure accuracy of records and accountability
  • The
    incumbent will assess and select potential suppliers, drawing up contracts
    according to MRC/UVRI procedures in a way that builds long term, mutually
    beneficial relationships
  • Oversee
    the management of the units various stores, ensuring that they are managed
  • Take
    lead of the Procurement & Stores Management Department, in a manner
    that empowers them to deliver excellent customer service and high
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement &
    supplies chain management, Commerce, or Business Administration.
  • Full
    Professional qualification (CIPS)
  • At
    least three years’ experience in a busy procurement office with direct
    supervision of personnel.
  • Previous
    experience working in a medical/Humanitarian or research organisation.
  • Previous
    experience working with ERP packages, MS Office programs, office equipment
  • Working
    knowledge of MS Dynamics-Navision; Oracle ERP system.
  • Good
    people management skills.
to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications letters, copies of academic qualifications and curriculum
vitae including names, telephone contacts and email addresses of three (3)
referees should be sent only via e mail to: Please
quote the position code in the subject line of the email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that
academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
Deadline: 10th February 2017
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