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Senior Procurement Officer (Projects) Job Placement – Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

Job Title:         Senior Procurement Officer (Projects)
Organisation: Uganda
Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Procurement Officer
About US:
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is responsible
for bulk purchase of electricity from the generating companies and selling the
electricity in bulk to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. UETCL is
also responsible for all exports and imports of electricity to Uganda. UETCL
envisions: “To become a leading strategic business partner in the transmission
and Single Buyer Business and to support sustainable energy development in
Uganda.”
Job Summary: The Senior
Procurement Officer (Projects) will work closely with the Projects
Implementation Department in the preparation and update of procurement plans in
line with the requisite project implementation plans; to ensure proper
procurement documents filing in line with the requisite financiers’ standards
and requirements. The incumbent provides management and other stakeholders with
regular reports on the ongoing procurement activities, and manages suppliers’
and contractors’ database to achieve competitive cost, quality and delivery
performance.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Initiation,
    coordination of preparation of projects procurement plans in
    liaison with the donors and internal stakeholders.
  • Coordination
    of preparation and updating of annual procurement plans.
  • Play
    a leading role in the development of specifications, terms of reference,
    statement of requirements & bidding documents for works, goods and
    services.
  • Responsibility
    for selection, sourcing, negotiations and overall procurement base
    management for projects.
  • Accurate
    evaluation of bids, preparation of adverts, issuance of bidding
    documents, receipt of bids & provision of bid clarification.
  • Proper
    update & maintenance of procurement & disposal records for
    projects.
  • In
    charge of the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports to Management
    & PPDA on the status of procurement plan and highlighting
    proposed changes to any aspects of previously approved plan.
  • Establishment
    of a monitoring system to ensure the completion of procurement
    process for projects implementation according to the Procurement Plan.
  • Support
    the Projects Implementation Department to respond to enquiries on
    the status of procurement activities regarding projects.
  • Attend
    the Contracts Committee meetings when required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the UETCL Senior
    Procurement Officer (Projects) job placement should hold a University Degree in
    Procurement/Purchasing and Supplies, or Commerce or Business
    Administration.
  • Professional
    qualification – CIPS.
  • At
    least seven years’ experience  in
    procurement of which not less than five years should be handling of
    project related procurements.
  • Extensive
    knowledge of the use of software such as MS Project Primavera, Ms Access,
    Sun systems will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Broad
    knowledge of all major Development Finance Institutions Procurement
    Guidelines and Procedures.
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Ability
    to withstand stressful work situations and have willingness to work
    long hours outside the normal hours.
  • Possession
    of a valid National Driving Permit is desired.
  • A
    person of high integrity, must be highly motivated, innovative and a committed
    team player.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications
enclosing photocopies of academic qualification certificates and testimonials
along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime
contact telephone, fax or e-mail and giving three (3) referees to:
The Manager,
Human Resource and Administration
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited
P.O. Box 7625
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 10th
October 2017
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