Apply for job of Procurement Officer at Joint Medical Store

Job Title:  Procurement Officer 

Organization: Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Procurement

About JMS:

Joint Medical Store (JMS) is a Church founded private Not-For-Profit organization whose mission is to supply medicines, medical equipment and related healthcare services, and training of assured quality to the people of Uganda at affordable prices.

Job Summary: The Procurement Officer will technically support the Joint Medical Store in performing procurement services tasks

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Placing and following up purchase orders (with foreign and local suppliers) for goods, works and services in accordance with JMS Procurement guidelines and procedures.
  • Actively monitoring implementation and adherence to contract terms and conditions, and preparing periodic procurement performance reports.
  • Generating and analyzing weekly reports on stock outs, and outstanding purchases and pro-actively liaise with the relevant parties for timely deliveries.
  • Actively participating in commercial assessment of both existing and potential suppliers and service providers for JMS and recommend rational actions
  • Effectively utilising the Management Information System’s procurement module for effective management of the procurement cycle.
  • Responsible for maintaining and promoting sound relationship with suppliers, service providers, and internal stakeholders in order to foster constructive feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Pro-actively liaising with clearing agents on matters relating to JMS’s consignments in transit, bond, customs e.t.c

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Procurement Officer should hold a Bachelor degree in Business, Commerce, Procurement, Logistics, Pharmacy or other relevant field that specialize in Procurement and Logistics Management.
  • Professional Qualifications in Procurement (CIPS) and Membership to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
  • A minimum of three or more years working experience in procurement operations in a busy environment, and reputable organization.
  • Relevant working experience with medicines and medical equipment will be an added advantage.
  • Hands-on experience in using integrated information management system with a procurement module or enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications.
  • Highly dependable and honest (Integrity)
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work load, use initiative, work as part of, and lead a team.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Highly innovative and able to identify strategies for continual improvement.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Excel, PowerPoint, Email)

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications enclosing photocopies of certificates, updated CVs and three referees (not relatives) should be sent/delivered to the address below.

The Head of Human Resource and Administration

Joint Medical Store

Plot 1828, Gogonya Road, Nsambya

P.O. Box 4501,

Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: Thursday, 12th March 2015.

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