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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Procurement Specialist - Uganda National Roads Authority

Vacancy: Procurement Specialist
Recruiting Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Funding Source: Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager, UNRA

About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament; The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on 1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.

About IDB Project:
Government of the Republic of Uganda has received funds from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) towards the upgrading of Tirinyi – Pallisa – Kumi and Pallisa – Kamonkoli Road Project. A Project Management Unit (PMU) is to be established to ensure that the Project is implemented according to the agreed terms and conditions.

Job Summary: The Procurement Specialist will be in charge of processing all procurement and disposal functions in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and any special requirement of the Development Partner.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts annual Procurement Planning based on requirements of the Project and consistent with the PMU’s approved Budget;
Proposes appropriate procurement methods as provided for in the PPDA Act and Regulations for final review by the Project Manager;
Prepares notices of invitation to Tender / Bids for advertisement and Requests for Expression of Interest and follows up their placement in appropriate media;

Prepares Solicitation Documents for each procurement requirement in accordance with the Donor and PPDA procedures and guidelines;
Provides Bid clarification / addenda during tendering/bidding period; and takes minutes resulting from pre-bid/proposal conference, and forward to the prospective bidders using approved formats;
Organizes Tender/ Bid closing and opening, pre-bid meetings and site visits at an appropriate time during the bidding period;
Prepares invitations of stakeholders and dispatches on a timely manner;
Prepares proceedings of Pre-bid/conference meetings and site visits, opening/closing meetings and submits to Project Manager;

The applicant must be a holder of an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering with a Postgraduate qualification in Procurement or an Honours Degree in Economics, Finance or Business Administration with a Postgraduate qualification in Procurement

Skills and Experience:
A minimum of ten years’ professional experience civil works related procurement.

Salaries and Benefits: Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of benefits.

All candidates should send their applications accompanied by:
A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience
Copies of testimonials;
Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;
Current salary;
Names of three referees; and
Contact addresses and day time telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:

The Secretary of the Board of Directors,
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA),
Plot 5, Lourdel Road,
P.O. Box 28487,
Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will lead to disqualification.

Deadline: Friday, 20th June 2014 by 17.00 hours