Director Procurement Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Job Title:     Director Procurement
Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
Ref: UNRA2/17/HRM/AD-09
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 Director
Procurement is the Head of the Procurement and Disposal Unit of the Uganda
National Roads Authority and is responsible for planning and managing the
Procurement and Disposal Functions of the Authority, in line with the Public
Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDA) Act and regulations,
Development Partner procurement rules and regulations and respective Financing
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform the functions of the Procurement
    and Disposal Unit in accordance with Sec 31 and Sec 32 of the PPDA Act
  • The jobholder will also plan, set
    benchmarks for the procurement process and manage the function in line
    with the PPDA and Development Partner Financing Agreements;
  • Manage the process of preparation of
    Annual Consolidated 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 agreement;
  • Periodically review the internal
    procurement policies, practices and procedures to ensure relevance with
    UNRA’s Business strategy;
  • The jobholder will also prepare bidding
    documents in liaison with the user department(s), implement actions of the
    Contracts Committee, issue approved contract documents, guide, facilitate
    and review the evaluation process and due diligence processes in line with
    the PPDA standards;
  • Develop and maintain accurate systems to
    follow up and implement decisions of the Contracts Committee on all
    procurements in line with PPDA regulations;
  • Ensure timely processing of submissions to
    Contracts Committee, and strict adherence to procurement Schedules in line
    with PPDA;
  • Develop and manage the Procurement and
    disposal documentation process, storage system and registries for
    procurement related documents and records in line with the PPDA Act and
    Regulations and UNRA’s Records Management guidelines;
  • Prepare procurement and disposal reports;
  • Supervise the delegated procurements at
    stations and regions, and coordinate due diligence exercises;
  • Respond to internal and external audit
    queries; develop and implement a system of managing risks in the
    procurement process and develop risk mitigation measures;
  • Supervise and manage the performance and
    development of staff in the directorate in line with UNRA’s goals,
    objectives, policies and regulations.
  • Providing specialist advice and guidance
    on best procurement practice across the organisation.
  • Take lead in the identification,
    assessment and management of potential risks associated with Procurement
    and differing sourcing strategies.
  • Preparing regular reports, which explain
    progress against targets and the Procurement Team key performance
  • Ensuring improved bidder confidence
    through improved stakeholder management strategies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Director
    Procurement career opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Public
    Procurement, or Law, or Civil Engineering, or Business Administration
  • An Honors degree in Procurement, or Law,
    or Civil Engineering from a recognized University
  • Possession of Professional Certification
    in CIPS or ISM or APICS, is a MUST.
  • At least ten years of hands-on experience
    in Procurement at management level in a similar and reputable
  • Familiarity with the PPDA Law.
  • Previous experience in procuring donor
    funded projects, specifically African Development Bank (ADB), World Bank,
    Islamic Development Bank, JICA, European Union (EU) and BADEA.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    procurement of works particularly relating to upgrading of roads from
    gravel to bituminous standard is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership
    experience in managing an Organization/Directorate/Department /Business
    unit with diverse professions in a high spend organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in the project
    lifecycle management
  • 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
  • High Level of Integrity
  • Age: Between 40 – 50 years of
NB: Female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
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: 8th January 2018 by 5:00PM
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