Head Procurement Employment Opportunity – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Job Title:    Head Procurement
Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary to the
About US:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was
established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of
Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other
healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of
human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the
regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The Head Procurement will manage the
procurement and disposal department to effectively procure goods, services and
works in line with the PPDA Act & Regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
the Procurement and Disposal department by formulating short and long term Work
Plans and supervises the implementation of such plans in line with the PPDA
Act, Regulations, Guidelines and NDA procurement plan
the Secretary to the Authority on all matters relating to procurement and
disposal of assets
procurement plans, budgets and control the resources of the department
periodic reports to the Contracts Committee & Accounting Officer
closely with PPDA on all matters of procurement and disposal including filing
monthly procurement reports
the development of the budget for the Department and ensure effective budget
management with the objective of cost saving
that processes, systems and procedures needed for quality enhancement of the
services offered by the Department are established and implemented
for the identification and minimization of risks to minimize negative
impact on the operations of the Department in particular and NDA in general
all procurement requirements and recommend the most appropriate procurement
track performance of all supply contracts, ensuring contract managers
file regular reports and confirm delivery of goods/services.
and implement performance monitoring system for all suppliers and provide
timely updates.
draft bidding documents, requests for proposal, issue , receipt, opening
and review evaluation reports for procurement of goods, and services
Carry out training for members of the Contracts and Evaluation Committees and
user departments on basic procurement principles and contract management,
whenever necessary
development and implementation of standardized procurement management
policies, regulations and procedures across NDA and ensure they are regularly
the boarding off and disposal of assets in consultation with user directorates/
departments in accordance with NDA’s guidelines and PPDA regulations.
any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as may be assigned from time to

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the National Drug
Authority (NDA) Head Procurement
job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in procurement and a Master’s degree majoring in Procurement
full membership professional qualification is a MUST
least ten (10) years working experience, five (5) of which should have been as
a manager or at senior management position in reputable organization.
problem-solving and process improvement skills are imperative.
knowledge of, and experience with the PPDA Act and regulations;
experience in planning and implementing procurements;
integrity and strong interpersonal skills, good communication skills and
be self-driven;
and able to respond effectively to unforeseen workplace circumstances;
maturity of character with high levels of confidentiality;
analytical skills, good oral and written skills
and experience using specialized procurement packages.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together with your
Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1) should be
your current or most recent employer either electronically to the e-mail
address- hr@nda.or.ug or hand delivered to National Drug Authority office, 1st
Floor, Rumee, Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue opposite TWED PLAZA. Your application
should be addressed to the Head Human Resources and Administration, National
Drug Authority.
Deadline: 10th
January 2018

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