Procurement Officer Job Opportunities – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Procurement Officer
Organization: National Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Procurement Manager
About US:
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency
established under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a
corporate body responsible for sustainable development and management of
Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to
stakeholders in the forestry sub-sector. NFA’s vision is “A sufficiently
forested, ecologically stable and economically prosperous Uganda”, while its
Mission is “To manage Central Forest Reserves on a sustainable basis and to
supply high quality forestry- related products and services to Government,
local communities and the private sector”.
Job Summary: The
Procurement Officer will coordinate all procurement related activities in
compliance with the NFA procurement policy and PPDA and ensure timely
procurement and delivery of high-quality and low-cost products as per
Authority’s needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Prepare bid evaluation documents by ensuring
that all files are complete with necessary documents.
Compile all procurement needs of the various
Directorates by liaising with relevant staff.
Ensure timely dispatch of requests for
quotations, requests for proposals and purchase orders to relevant
Liaise with user Directorates to follow up
supply orders and contract performance of various procurement related
Ensure that goods purchased are of the required
specifications in terms of quality, quantity, and delivery and to advise those
suppliers who fail to meet specifications.
Ensure proper and safe custody of all
procurement-related documents and files by keeping them in a secure and
traceable place in case of need.
Carry out prequalification of providers,
maintain and subsequently update the database as may be required from time to
Conduct sustainable sourcing strategies and help
the Authority obtain value-for-money and control procurement related costs.
Prepare and submit procurement related reports
to the supervisor as required from time to time.
Ensure accurate and timely communication of bid
notices, evaluation of results and award notices.
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the
immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the National Forestry
Authority (NFA) Procurement Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours)
in Procurement and Supplies Management or related field from a recognised
Full Professional qualification in CIPs.
At least three (3) years’ experience in a
similar or related position in a reputable organization.
Reporting on Government Procurement Portal.
Knowledge of PPDA regulations is a must.
Knowledge of Integrated Financial Management
System (IFMS) is a priority
Should be highly computer literate with good
communication and presentation skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should
submit their applications, certified copies of academic certificates,
transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education,
qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary, three referees with
their full postal address, e-mail and telephone contacts as well as the
candidate’s full address and e-mail to the address below. Applications should
be addressed to:
The Executive Director,
National Forestry Authority,
Plot10/20 Spring Road, Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala. Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6; 0414 -360400
Deadline: 17th January
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