Principal Procurement Officer, Works & Consultancies Job Placements – Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

Job Title:    Principal Procurement Officer, Works & Consultancies

Organisation: Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is responsible for bulk purchase of electricity from the generating companies and selling the electricity in bulk to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. UETCL is also responsible for all exports and imports of electricity to Uganda.


Job Summary:  The Principal Procurement Officer, Works & Consultancies will manage project procurement and disposal activities related to Works and Consulting Services in accordance with the company policies, rules and regulations of Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDA) and of other International Donor agencies to effectively meet Company objectives.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Manage the process of preparation of annual Projects Procurement Plan and departmental Procurement Plans based on the approved budget and within the required timelines to ensure timely completion in line with the UETCL’s goals, objectives, policies and regulations and Donor Guidelines.
  • Periodically review the internal procurement policies, practices and procedures to ensure relevance with UETCL’s Business strategy and Donor Guidelines.
  • Keenly monitor the implementation of the approved project procurement plan;
  • Coordinate the implementation the procurement process to ensure compliance with the PPDA Act and Regulations while achieving value for money;
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of technical inputs for project procurements initiated by user departments in line with UETCL procedures, PPDA Regulations and Donor guidelines;
  • Support the smooth functioning of Contracts Committee in line with PPDA regulations and guidelines; Develop and maintain accurate systems to follow up and implement decisions of the Contracts Committee on projects procurements in line with PPDA regulations.
  • Develop a storage system for procurement related documents and records in line with the PPDA Act and Regulation and UETCL’s Records Management guidelines;
  • Develop and implement a system of identifying and managing risks in the procurement activities and develop risk mitigation measures;
  • Mentor and supervise the performance and development of staff in the section in line with UETCL’s goals, objectives, policies and regulations.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a University Degree in Procurement/Purchasing and Supplies, Commerce, Business Administration from a recognised institution.
  • A post graduate qualification at Masters level in a relevant field is an added advantage
  • Full membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
  • At least Eight years’ experience in Public Procurement Management of works and consulting services of which at least 4 years should be at a supervisory/senior level.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in Procuring donor funded projects such as African Development Bank(ADB), World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, JICA, European Union (EU)and BADEA.
  • Must be knowledgeable in regulations,
  • Must be knowledgeable in regulations, guidelines and procedures of PPDA and donor guidelines.
  • Related experience and additional skills required to undertake the job
  • Good supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must have good analytical and communication skills.
  • Can demonstrate a background of personal and strategic leadership.
  • A person of high integrity, must be highly motivated, innovative and a committed team player.


Remuneration: Attractive remuneration package that is competitive.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested persons should send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic qualifications certificates along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address. daytime contact telephone, or fax or e-mail and giving three referees to:


The Ag. Manager.

Human Resource and Administration

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited

P.O. Box 7625. KAMPALA


Deadline: 28th May 2021


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