Procurement Officer Jobs – Ministry of Local Government


Job Title:      Procurement

Organization: Ministry of Local Government

Duty Station:
Gulu, Uganda


About US:

Government of the Republic of Uganda received a loan and a grant from the
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Project
for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PREINOR), and intends to
apply some of the Proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR
covers the districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya and
Pader. Overall goal of the PRELNOR is: increased income, food security and
reduced vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area. This will
be through increased sustainable production, productivity and climate
resilience of smallholder farmers with increased and profitable access to
domestic and export markets.


Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer will be responsible
for coordinating the procurement function based on GoU and IFAD guidelines and
procedures. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Procurement Officer will
provide leadership guidance to all PMU and ‘total Government Project start on
procurement issues for goods, services and construction contracts.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Reviewing and provide more detail, where required, on the
procurement sections of the draft PIM

Work in close collaboration with other members of the PMU,
Local Government and implementing Partners, prepare the Annual Procurement Plan
for works, goods and services required by the project and submit the same for
approval by the GoU, PPC and IFAD along with the AWPB.

Lead all PRELNOR implementing Agencies on ensuring
adherence to procurement procedures and guidelines.

Supervise and advice where needed on the preparation and
collation of tender and contract documents for specific procurements according
to GoU and IFAD guidelines

Assist the members of PMU and other implementing partners
in the preparation of TORS and contractual documents and ensure that
responsible district and national government agencies have necessary inputs
into the preparation process.

Review and advise on tender evaluation reports, prepared
by the districts and other implementing agencies and make necessary follow up.

Participate in monitoring visits oi the PMU Contract
Monitoring teams where necessary.

Maintain procurement files containing high quality and
readily available information for review by supervision missions.

Maintain the Contract Register and regularly update the
same with monitoring data on progress of all contracts

Report in writing to the Project Manager on potential or
actual violation of contractual terms by contractors and service providers for
appropriate sanctions.

Undertake any other duties assigned by the Project Manager


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in
Procurement or Professional qualifications in Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). A
Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

A minimum of eight years’ experience dealing with
procurement of civil works, goods and services, and with the award of contracts
for Government] donor funded programmes.

Experience in working with Government Procurement

Experience in preparing tender and contract documents for
national and international competitive biding

A comprehensive knowledge of Public Procurement
regulations including the PPDA regulations, as well as procurement guidelines
for IFAD and the World Bank.

Computer literate

Strong oral and written communication skills in both
English and national languages

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Strong organizational skills and knowledge of strategic


How to Apply:

candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum
vitae, copies of certified academic certificates, transcripts and testimonials
including names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the
following address: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government,
Workers’ House, 2nd Floor P.0. Box 7037, KAMPALA.


Deadline: 28th August


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