Locum Procurement Officer Job at University Research Co. (URC)

Location  Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted  May 21, 2020
Category  Procurement and Logistics
Currency UGX


Locum Procurement Officer
Location: Jinja, Uganda

Hours: Regular Full-time; Not Eligible for Overtime
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Senior Procurement Officer
Location: Jinja, Uganda

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

Project Overview:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The purpose of this project is to support the implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and child development services. URC is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position Locum Procurement Officer.

Job purpose: The Procurement Officer will coordinate the procurement of supplies and equipment for supported health units and program activities. S/he will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient functioning of all procurement and disposal activities of the project

Roles and Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities
Oversee procurement processes, including review of purchase requisitions, request for quotations, supplier selection, negotiations, purchase and delivery forms, and coordination with the stock management officer.
Spearhead the process of supplier pre-Qualification and management.
Management of leases, contracts and agreements for services and goods
Ensure URC and USAID procurement policies and procedures are adhered to
Receive orders from program staff, ensuring the follow-up of the local purchases supplied, payments, and delivery confirmation.
Procurement of printing for training materials (stationary, manuals, handouts, etc.) and stationary for workshops, and other events.
Update and maintain the project procurement tracker
Stay abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; compile and update applicable local policies; and train URC’s program and partner staff in these policies
Perform other duties as assigned

Experience Requirements

3-5 years’ practical experience in the field of Procurement and Supply management with demonstrable knowledge of USAID and Public Procurement Laws of Uganda PPDA guidelines and regulations.

Education Requirements

A Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management or Bachelor of commerce, Business Administration, or any other business-related field.

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