Procurement Manager Works Job Placement – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
Procurement and Disposal
Ref: UNRA PR1/2017/EXT
About UNRA:
The 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 Works will be responsible for managing all works procurements of the
Authority including preparing the procurement plan, bidding documents, managing
the bidding and evaluation process, pre-contract negotiations, preparing and
issuing approved contract documents in line with PPDA Act 2003 and Regulations
2014 and Development Partners’ Procurement Rules and Procedures and respective
the financing agreements.
Key Duties and
  • Coordinate the process of preparation of
    Annual Works 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
  • Monitor the implementation of the approved
    procurement plan;
  • Periodically 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;
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission
    of technical inputs for works procurements initiated by user departments
    in line with PPDA Regulations and UNRA guidelines;
  • Facilitate the smooth functioning of
    Contracts Committee in line with PPDA regulations and guidelines;
  • Develop and maintain accurate systems to
    follow up and implement decisions of the Contracts Committee on works
    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;
  • Supervise and manage the performance and
    development of staff in the department in line with UNRA’s goals, objectives,
    policies and regulations.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the UNRA Procurement
    Manager Works job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil
    Engineering, Procurement, Business Administration, or other relevant degree
    from a recognized University;
  • Possession of a Masters’ Degree in a
    relevant field or a Professional Certification/registration is required.
  • At least eight (8) years working
    experience in public procurement with at least three (3) years working on
    civil works procurements using PPDA Act, 2003, Development Partners’
    procurement guidelines ( such as AfDB, World Bank, EU, JICA, Islamic
    Development Bank, BADEA);
  • Previous experience in the preparation of
    construction and consultancy bidding documents, evaluation reports and
    contracts is required;
  • Knowledge of technical specifications and
    design standards for the design and construction of roads and bridges will
    be an added advantage.
  • High level of integrity;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to
    develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations, oral and written communication skills;
  • Strategic thinking and ability to work and
    produce accurate results in an environment with multiple and challenging
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications online at the link below. Please follow the instructions at the
link below.
Deadline: 10th October 2017
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