Head of Procurement and Contracts Employment Opportunity – GIZ

Job Title:            Head
of Procurement and Contracts
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
of Finance &Administration
Ref. No:
GIZ-HP & CK/0818
About US:
The Deutsche
Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the
Federal republic of Germany with International operations in Uganda. GIZ
Implements commissions for the German government and other national and
international, public and private sector clients within the framework of the
international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the
Government of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensuring that GIZ follows a strategic sourcing approach.
  • Ensuring that all procurement processes are performed according to
    the rules and regulations of GIZ through an efficient execution of all
    administrative processes concerning procurement and logistics.
  • Service orientation towards projects, HQ, expatriates, visitors etc.
    Ensuring that response times are met.
  • implementation and dissemination of new policies, guidelines rules
    and regulations and any relevant communication from GIZ or external bodies
    concerning the department.
  • Management of auxiliary and administrative stall of the Department.
  • Close coordination of activities with the Director Finance and
  • Quality control of the work results including documentation under
    the responsibility of the Department
  • Ensuring that access to information is based on the need to know
Job Tasks:
Supervising and
  • Supervises auxiliary and administrative personnel according to GIZ
    policies and principles
  • Carries out annual Performance Assessment for the personnel
    reporting to him/her
  • Quality control of procurement activities
  • Quality control of contracting activities
  • Ensuring that clear and up to date procedures and job descriptions
    are existing and followed in the daily activities
  • Sets response limes and ensures that they are adhered to
Advisory service to
the Management team concerning:
  • Continuous process improvement beyond the boundaries of own
  • Orientation / Communication on new rules and regulations and their
    effect on the organization
General Services
  • Continually revises and improves office service procedures for the department
  • Good cooperation with other department heads
Duties/Additional Tasks
  • Undertakes further job training related to his/her position and
  • Keeps abreast of new regulations (internally and externally)
  • Maintains contact with internal and external key contacts
  • Performs any other duties and tasks at the request of Management
  • Is responsible for the management of personnel and finances of the
    entrusted area of activity in the context of leadership and management
    he/she is responsible for the personnel management of his/her employee
  • This includes evaluating subordinates, extension of contract, and
    personnel development plans / career planning in close coordination with
    the Director Finance and Administration
  • Gives professional advice and guidance to personnel he/she is
    responsible for and motivates her/his team
  • Ensures clear communication on responsibilities of the department to

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The GIZ Head of Procurement and Contracts must hold a Master’s
    degree in Business Administration or Procurement and Supply Chain
    Management, PLUS a formal professional certificate/diploma in procurement
    or similar field.
  • Five years of professional working experience in a similar position
    with people management responsibility
  • Excellent command of MS-Office
  • Good working knowledge of modern IT systems
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and other language skills
    required by the country of assignment. Preferably fluent in written and
    spoken German.
  • Supervisory experience of a team of at least 5 staff members.
  • Experience with an international working environment, is capable of
    working within an inter-cultural environment
  • Excellent office administration and organizational skills and is
  • High standards of confidentiality and loyalty
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified portraits are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their
application and CV to the Human Resource Department through
recruitment-uganda@giz.de. Please note: only those applications quoting the
reference number indicated for each position as the subject heading will be
accepted. Application and CV should be in one document. No other attachment is
required at this stage
Deadline: 17th August 2018
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