Procurement Officer Job Careers – Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Job Title:  Procurement Officer
Organisation: Development
Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Code:      4825
Reports To:  The Director of Finance and Administration
About US:
DAI is an
international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on
the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and
economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective
governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter
in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by
bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across
multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies,
international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies,
and national governments.
DAI works at the
cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence,
professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our
clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing
and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in
areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic
governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private
sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian
influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and
climate change. Clients include international development agencies,
international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies,
and host-country governments.
DAI seeks a
Procurement Officer for a five-year, $24 million dollar USAID-funded
agriculture program. The Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets
Activity (FtF IAM) works with agro-industry/agribusiness firms, Government of
Uganda institutions and agencies, and market actor organizations on creating
efficiencies in cross-market functions that enhance systemic changes to
sustainably increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of households through
agriculture-led inclusive economic growth. The Activity contributes to the
Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Uganda Country Plan goal of reducing
hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, as well as the USAID/Uganda Country
Development Cooperation Strategy’s (CDCS) 2016-2021 five-year goal of
strengthening Uganda’s systems to accelerate inclusive education, health, and
economic outcomes. The Activity works throughout the FtF Uganda Zone of
Influence (ZOI), which covers 38 districts spread across four regions of
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Monitor, track and expedite all project procurement activities and
    delivery status of goods/services.
  • Solicit bids and quotes from vendors for items in adherence with
    program policies.
  • Act as a member of the procurement selection committee and ensure
    that the committee works collaboratively to make a final selection of
    vendors, suppliers, sub-contractors etc.
  • Support the Director of Finance and Administration to procure
    in-kind support for grants and determine the most reasonable, fair, and
    expeditious procurement needs for grants.
  • Through market research efforts, identify and pre-qualify potential
    suppliers (and products/services). Ensure that beneficial, ethical and
    open supplier relationships are created and maintained according to
    procurement policies.
  • Work closely with the team to establish and maintain vendor and
    supplier database, procurement lists and schedules.
  • Conduct price/cost/reasonability analyses.
  • Inspect goods or verify services, confirm delivery and receipt of
    goods, and monitor the use and disposition of goods.
  • Prepare complete backup documentation for procurement purchases
    & submit to project’s Finance Team.
  • Ensure DAI/USAID and FAR policies, and procedures are followed and
  • Enforce use of DAI’s operations & procurement system (TAMIS).
  • Maintain electronic procurement records & files in various DAI’s
    system platforms.
  • Work closely with home office support staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business
    Administration or related field.
  • At least 5+ years of relevant experience and progressive
    responsibility in procurement at the mid-level of an organization.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a procurement role for USAID
    funded projects.
  • Experience leading and managing the procurement & acquisition
    aspects of USAID funded projects, including a demonstrated understanding
    of applicable procurement-related USG & Federal Acquisition Regulation
    (FAR) regulations.
  • Knowledge of USAID’s donor policies and procedures related to
    procurement and inventory management.
  • Fluent English required.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
How to apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates please send your CV and letter of interest to with “Procurement Officer” in the subject line
Only short-listed
candidates will be notified.  No phone
inquiries, please.
Deadline: 6th December 2019
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