Job for Procurement Officer at Dwelling Places (DP)

Job Title:          Procurement Officer

Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)

Duty Station: All over Uganda

Reports to: Operations Officer

About US:

Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization

(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home.

Job Summary:  The Procurement Officer plays an important role within Delling Places. This position ensures that Delling Places is making wise purchases of goods or services to improve beneficiary livelihoods. The procurement and logistics officer will be responsible for implementing all procurement and logistics activities including acquisition of goods and services and will also be responsible and accountable for managing and delivering quality logistic services and goods for the organization in a timely manner, within budget and policy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Estimating and establishing cost parameters and budgets for purchases
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Making professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
  • Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
  • Develops plans for purchasing equipment, services and supplies
  • Negotiate pricing and supply contracts for better deals
  • Ensure that the products and supplies are of high quality
  • Create and maintain inventory of all incoming and current supplies
  • Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
  • Develop procurement policies and procedures in accordance with international standards;
  • Work with the program, planning and evaluation teams to develop a procurement pipeline based on program designs
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related field.
  • At least two years of experience as a procurement officer or related position.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policies, and systems.
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions.
  • Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Able to build relationships and work effectively within teams;
  • Able to travel 20% of the time to Dwelling Places field operations;

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;

  • A handwritten application letter with and updated CV with academic qualifications
  • A pastor’s letter, LC1 Letter and letter of recommendation from previous employer
  • Two passport size photos

Deliver your applications to: Dwelling Places Head Office – Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe Police Station between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday or email to: hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701

Deadline: 31st August 2018

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