Principal Procurement Officer/Head, Procurement & Disposal of Assets Unit Job Placement – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station (Institute):
NARO Secretariat (Wakiso), Uganda
About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation is established by the
National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to
provide strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in
Uganda. The organisation is composed of the Council as its governing body,
Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with
semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) under its
policy guidance.
Job Summary: The Principal
Procurement Officer/Head, Procurement & Disposal of Assets Unit will
provide guidance and technical advice regarding planning, budgeting and
controlling of procurement and disposal of assets of the Organization, to
ensure value for month.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
The
jobholder will facilitate and provide technical support on procurement
policy review, procurement planning processes, budgetary control of public
resources and disposal of Public Assets of the entity.
·        
Keenly
review Procurement Audit reports to ensure compliance and conformity with legal
and regulatory framework governing the procurement and disposal of
Public Assets.
·        
Prepare,
compile and submit appropriate reports to the Contracts Committee, Accounting
Officer and User Departments.
·        
Put
in place appropriate internal controls systems to ensure compliance and
regulations of governing procurement and disposal of Assets function
·        
The
jobholder will consolidate and review the procurement plan of the entity and
prepare any procurement reports periodically.
·        
Coordinate
the effective management of the evaluation process, including
constitution of evaluation team, timely evaluation and submission of evaluation
to the Contract Committees.
·        
Coordinate,
monitor and appraise the contracts management process in the entity.
·        
Ensure
effective management of negotiation processes.
·        
Prepare
bids for high value and specialized procurements.
·        
Supervise,
mentor and motivate subordinate staff.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold an Honors Degree in
Procurement and Supply Chain Management or Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of
Business Administration (BBA) with Specialization in Procurement and Supply
Chain Management PLUS either full professional qualification/membership of
Procurement (CIPs, ISM, CILT) from a recognized awarding Institution or a
Master’s Degree in Procurement from a recognized University.
·        
A minimum of eight years of experience, four of which must have been
at a senior level from a reputable Organization.
·        
Three
years’ experience involvement in heading procurements in World Bank and other
International Donor funded Projects.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join NARO are encouraged to send their
applications to the Director General, NARO, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.
The complete applications should include three copies of your
Curriculum Vitae and one copy of certificates, transcripts and other relevant
documents. Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post
applied for on the top left hand corner of the envelope and on the application
letter specifying the institute of preference (Check at top of the advert) and
should apply for a maximum of two (2) posts which should be addressed below:
Deadline: 3rd November 2017 by
5.00p.m

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