Senior Procurement Officer Job Opportunity – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title:          Senior Procurement Officer
Organisation: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Ref No: NPA/ADV/02/2017 (3)
Reports to: Executive
About US:
The National Planning Authority (NPA) was established by an Act of
Parliament No.15 of 2002 in compliance with article 125 of the Constitution of
the Republic of Uganda (1995). Accordingly NPA is the principal statutory
agency responsible for the management of national and decentralized development
planning in Uganda. The primary function of the Authority is to produce
comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country elaborated in
terms of the perspective Vision, Long and Medium-term Plans.
Job Summary:   The Senior Procurement Officer will actively
plan, coordinate manage and implement the procurement and disposal function of
the Authority ensuring value for money.
Key Duties and
  • Oversee
    the Procurement and Disposal Unit of the Authority
  • Tasked
    with Procurement Planning, Budgeting and Control of the resources
    of the Authority
  • Prepare
    and submit periodic reports for the contracts committee, PPDA and others
    as may be required by the Accounting Officer.
  • Ensure
    conformity with Government Laws and regulations
  • Evaluates
    all procurement requirements and recommends the most appropriate
    procurement procedure
  • Work
    closely with end users to comply all the procurement requirements
  • Guides
    the suppliers and service providers on the procurement procedure
  • The
    incumbent will also verify documentation relating to procurements
    and disposals for easy use by all interested parties
  • Work
    closely with Accounts to ensure availability of Procurement Funds
  • Prepare
    Procurement and Disposal Plans for the Authority
  • Responsible
    for supervising staff under the Procurement and Disposal Unit.
  • Plan
    and control procurements and disposals of the Authority.
  • Update
    the Accounting officer on the progress of the procurement and disposal
  • Provide
    timely technical advice to the Accounting Officer, Contracts Committee and
    other stake holders in the Authority
  • Prepare
    and submit periodic procurement and disposal reports and work plans for
    the Authority.
  • Organize
    procurement Trainings for the user departments as a means of
    ensuring compliance with the procurement procedures in the Procurement and
    Disposal Entity.
  • Work
    hand in hand with the user departments to prepare specifications and terms
    of reference (TOR)
  • Work
    closely with contract managers to ensure effective contract
    implementation by the contractors.
  • Tasked
    with preparing bid documents in line with the PPDA Act and other relevant
    Regulations for public procurements.
  • Draft
    Contracts/ Agreement documents for the commission to be submitted to the
    SG for approval.
  • Work
    closely with the Secretary to the contract committee to ensure Contracts
    Committee carries out its activities effectively and efficiently.
  • Perform
    any other lawful duties as may be assigned by management from time to

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the National
    Planning Authority (NPA) Senior Procurement Officer job opportunity should
    hold a Master’s degree in Logistics, Marketing, Procurement and Supply
    Chain Management.
  • In addition, full CIPS level 6 is a must.
    The applicant must be a Chartered Member
  • At least six (6) years working experience in procurement management in a large
    public organization or equivalent levels of experience from a large
    private sector institution.
  • Active
    membership in professional associations is desirable 
  • Industrious
    and self-driven
  • Ready
    to work long hours
  • High
    degree of integrity
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must
    be result oriented
  • Good
    team player with leadership skills
  • Age: Between 30 – 51 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send two sets
of applications with detailed curriculum vitae clear phone and email contacts,
photocopies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts should be
directed to: The Executive Director, National Planning Authority, P.O. Box
21434 Kampala Uganda; Planning – House Plot 17B Clement Hill Road.
  • The preferred method of applications
    delivery is physical delivery through the NPA Front Desk / Reception.
    However, postal applications are also allowed provided they are received
    before the deadline indicated below
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be notified
    through their email addresses and phone contacts indicated on the
    application or CV.
Deadline: Friday, 7th
April 2017 by 16:55 hours.
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