Procurement & Contract Management Specialist Non-profit Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program
About US:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.
Job Summary:  The Procurement & Contract Management
Specialist will coordinate URC’s local organizations’ Non-US Pre-Award Survey
(NUPAS) assessment process, documenting the findings of assessments, and
thereafter leading capacity building efforts for the local organizations to
mitigate and address identified gaps, weaknesses and risk areas.  S/he will assess and document the ability of
prospective recipients to receive, perform and achieve the objectives of USG
awards in accordance with USG rules, regulations and cost principles
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in close coordination with the
    local capacity building team, administer the URC Grants Management Manual
    assessment tool (NUPAS) on eligible local organizations, with special
    attention to the organizations’ HR policies, procedures and structures;
  • Support staff of the potential
    organizations in strengthening internal control, procurement procedures
    and compliance with USAID rules and regulations and any other weak area
    identified by the NUPAS assessment.
  • Support revision of the existing
    policies to suit the prevailing situations and donor regulations.
  • Provide advice & guidance to all
    staff on procurement and compliance policies and processes, as necessary.
  • Identify specific areas requiring
    improvement, clearly document identified weaknesses and design mechanisms
    to mitigate these identified weaknesses;
  • Develop materials and provide training
    and mentorship to facilitate corrective action on the identified
    weaknesses and gaps;
  • Work with staff of potential
    organizations to develop workplans for continuous improvement and tracking
    mechanisms to address identified gaps;
  • Work with potential organizations staff
    to implement the agreed upon corrective measures, track progress and
    achieve agreed upon milestones in each area of sub-award management;
  • Prepare periodic reports on progress and
    update the Program Manager on achievements and progress against the agreed
    upon workplan and key indicators for each area.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Procurement
    & Contract Management Specialist job placement must hold a Master’s
    Degree in business administration, procurement or related field
  • Five years or more experience in
    procurement management of international projects
  • Knowledge of and experience with
    applying relevant USAID procurement rules and regulations
  • Advanced Excel knowledge.
  • Experience overseeing procurement
    activities, developing procurement manuals and procedures.
  • Strong supervisory and mentoring skills,
    with demonstrated ability to craft and implement work plans
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with
    host county governments, counterparts, and international donor agencies
  • Excellent capacity building skills.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation
    skills in English
  • A good understanding of USAID rules and
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
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