Procurement Specialist Job Careers – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Organisation: National
Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager,
About US:
The National
Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was established as a statutory
body under the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Act, 2009 as
one of the key players in the Information and Communications Technology Sector.
Its mandated is to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development within the
context of national social and economic development, with a vision as “a
facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive Uganda where social
transformation and economic development is supported through IT enabled
Job Summary:  The Procurement Specialist will be responsible
for coordinating and monitoring the procurement and disposal activities of
National Information Technology Authority-Uganda in accordance with PPDA
regulations and donor guidelines, particularly to ensure that adequate and
quality goods, services and works are acquired competitively, transparently and
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
the procurement and disposal functions of NITA-U in consultation with
Procurement Manager in line with PPDA regulations and donor guidelines.
consultation with the user directorates and Procurement Manager prepare, review
and adjust NITA-U procurement plans.
with the user departments in preparation of statement of requirements and offer
the necessary advice.
consultation with user departments and Procurement Manager prepare bidding
documents for acquisition of goods, works and services.
market surveys for trends in prices, potential suppliers, availability and
quality of items and exploit potential savings in the procurement and disposal
and provide procurement guidance during the evaluation of bids and supplier
selection process, post qualification and contract negotiations.
monthly reports and quarterly reports for management, Contracts Committee and
procurement guidance in preparation of contracts and ensure that they are
forwarded to Solicitor General (SG) and organise contract signing after SG’s
regular performance appraisal of providers to ensure that contracts are
performed to quality, timely and in the most cost effective manner.
and maintain NITA-U asset register in collaboration with the Finance

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the NITA-U Procurement Specialist job placement should hold
a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement/Purchasing and supplies management,
Economics, Commerce, Business Administration or their equivalent from a
recognized university;
membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or Post
graduate qualification in procurement and supply management.
At least
four (4) years proven working record gained while serving with a reputable
public or private or donor funded organization in the area of procurement and
knowledge of PPDA regulations or donor funded projects guidelines.
Skills (Presentation, communication, negotiation)
skills, procurement procedures skills, negotiation skills, communication skills
Demonstrable supervisory skills, record keeping skills, customer relations, and
computer skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes
are invited to complete and submit their application forms, download here, with a cover letter, supported by
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and must specify day
time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and
three referees, to the address below.
The Executive
National Information
Authority – UGANDA
Palm Courts, Plot
7A, Rotary Avenue (former Lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151,
Or via email: (application must not exceed 10MBs)
Applicants must also
submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant
appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
Deadline: 6th July 2020
NB: No
application will be accepted without a duly completed and signed standard
application form (refer to above).
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