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Friday 18 October 2013

Procurement Officer - National Agricultural Research Organization in Uganda

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Organisation: National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
Location  National Laboratories Research Institute (NARL), Kawanda,
Country Uganda
Reports to: PARI Director

About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate responsible for the coordination and oversight of all aspects of agricultural research in Uganda. The Director General, NARO invites suitably qualified Ugandans to apply for the following positions at NARO Secretariat and Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARls).

Key Roles
Coordinating and preparing the institute procurement plans and budgets outlining key activities to be undertaken, the projected costs, funding sources as well as expected outputs.
Developing and implementing a flexible and responsive procurement and supplies system for monitoring and tracking costs as well as maintaining to date inventory of goods and services
Conferring with vendors and suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price availability and delivery schedule. Also estimate value of goods and services by soliciting for multiple quotations from reliable and competitive suppliers
Developing detailed tender specifications and performance standards to facilitate procurement of capital equipment, goods and services in strict compliance with both government and donor procedures and regulations
Coordinating meetings of the procurement committee to consider bids/tender applications against approved technical specifications and with due regard to make price , cost and quality speed of delivery as well as economy of operations

Preparing purchase orders, obtain authorized signatures and forwarding procurement documents to the Finance Department for cheque processing.
Also following up with suppliers and vendors to monitor and verify the delivery of approved supplies
Coordinating the cost effective disposal of obsolete machinery, equipment, furniture and other salvage goods in accordance with approved policies and procedures for the disposal of public property.
Liaising with the Head Procurement and Disposal Unit at NARO Secretariat on centrally managed procurements.
Performing any other duties assigned to you by the Director and the designated supervisor

The prospective employees should possess good university degree in either Procurement and Logistics Management, Business Administration (Procurement and Supplies Management option)

 Skills and Experience:
 with at least three years working experience in procurement or a good degree in Commerce or Social Sciences with at least four years working experience in a reputable organisation.
Possession of at least Level V of professional qualification of a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) a must.

Apply Now
All interested candidates should send their hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of  at least 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to: The Director General, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 1st November, 2013