Canadian Non-profit Jobs – Procurement Officer – Raising The Village (RTV)

Job Title:        Procurement Officer
Organization: Raising The Village (RTV)  
Head Office: Kampala
Potential Duty Stations: Kanungu, Uganda
About Us:
Raising The Village works with hard to reach “last-mile”
villages in Uganda. RTV tackles extreme poverty by eliminating immediate
barriers of scarcity, nurturing income generation activities and building local
credit and capacity to move communities toward economic self-sufficiency.
Through a multi-faceted, community-prioritized methodology, RTV catalyzes
entire villages during its 6-month implementation. Currently with 3 offices and
over 30 staff in Uganda, RTV is on a growth trajectory to transform development
practice in “last mile” villages. In 2017, we directly impacted over 36,000
beneficiaries across 47 villages.
Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer plays an important
role within RTV. This position ensures that RTV is making wise purchases of
goods or services to improve beneficiary livelihoods. The procurement and
logistics officer will be responsible for implementing all procurement and
logistics activities including acquisition of goods and services and will also
be responsible and accountable for managing and delivering quality logistic
services and goods for the organization in a timely manner and within budget.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Estimating and
    establishing cost parameters and budgets for purchases
  • Maintain accurate records
    of purchases and pricing
  • Create and maintain good
    relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Making professional decisions
    in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain records of
    purchases, pricing, and other important data
  • Review and analyze all
    vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
  • Develops plans for
    purchasing equipment, services and supplies
  • Negotiate pricing and
    supply contracts for better deals
  • Ensure that the products
    and supplies are of high quality
  • Create and maintain
    inventory of all incoming and current supplies
  • Maintain and update list
    of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential
    future development
  • Develop procurement
    policies and procedures in accordance with international standards;
  • Work with the program and
    planning and evaluation teams to develop a procurement pipeline based on
    project designs
  • Perform other duties as
    requested by management;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for
    the job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business
    Administration, Procurement and Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • At least two years of experience
    as a procurement officer or related position.
  • Solid knowledge and
    understanding of procurement processes, policies, and systems.
  • Proficient computer
    skills, including Microsoft Office Suite Ability to analyze problems and
    strategize for better solutions
  • Ability to negotiate,
    establish, and administer contracts
  • Excellent English verbal
    and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask,
    prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Organized and detail
  • Able to build
    relationships and work effectively within teams;
  • Able to travel 30% of the
    time to RTV field operations;
  • Ability to travel at least
    30% to RTV field operation Districts.
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send a letter
of application and curriculum vitae including address, telephone contact and
two references to:

NB: Please properly formatted PDF or Word documents are preferred. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Resumes received after the deadline
will still be considered in a future round.

: 28th June 2018
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