3 Procurement Specialist Job Opportunities – RTI International

Job Title:  Procurement Specialist (3 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: RTI International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. RTI provides research and technical services. It was founded in 1958 with $500,000 in funding from local businesses and the three North Carolina universities that form the Research Triangle.

 

Job Summary: The Procurement Specialist takes lead in managing project procurement needs, including but not limited to the processes of Procurement, Assets Management and Inventory Control. She/he is responsible for compliance of B4R procurement processes with USAID rules and regulations, RTI policies and procedures and ensures completeness and high quality of procurement documentation.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Preparation of realistic procurement plans and development of appropriate procurement strategies.
  • Working with concerned stakeholders on procurement needs, providing technical support on specifications and cost implications.
  • Finalizing specifications and conducting supplier selection by requesting quotations from pre-qualified suppliers
  • Preparing shortlists/ summary bid analyses based on investigation of related market, identifying suitable vendors with due consideration to price, quality, delivery time, warranty and after sale servicing where applicable while ensuring segregation of duties.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders for approval by B4R staff with Delegation of Authority in procurement.
  • Make procurement follow ups with vendors and suppliers to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Review vendor invoices against procurement documents and clear them for payment by the Finance office
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of pre-qualified vendors in accordance with standard RTI procurement processes, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Maintain a tracker of operations contracts and manage timely renewal processes.
  • Maintain proper filing of procurement documents in SharePoint.
  • Manage Vendor and Supplier relations.
  • Liaise with ICT Specialist to ensure that all project assets are safeguarded and used properly. Physical counts and verifications are regularly conducted and updates in the RAMs are performed in a timely manner as per RTI Policies and procedures.
  • Organize disposition of project assets when required.
  • Manage procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of project procurement records.
  • Periodically evaluate performance of vendors and perform adhoc onsite visits to validate compliance requirements.
  • Ensure that all procurement actions are conducted as required according to RTI Rules and Regulations and the applicable policies and procedures as well as the highest degree of personal and professional ethics.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field and 3 years of experience or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business development, Procurement or Supply Chain Management and 6 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management at mid or senior level
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID or other international donor agency procurement regulations required
  • Professional qualification in Supply Chain Management is added advantage
  • Good working knowledge of purchasing strategies.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical thinking, planning ability and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to occasionally travel within the project areas of operation and work well with others
  • Dependability, reliability, and high integrity

 

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join RTI International should apply online at the link below.

 

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