Procurement Assistant Job at Nile Basin Initiative

Vacancy title: Procurement Assistant


Category: Transportation & Logistics

Jobs at: Nile Basin Initiative

Deadline of this Job:19 March 2020

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Entebbe , East Africa

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is an inter-governmental organization initiated and led by the Nile riparian countries to promote joint development, protection and management of the common Nile Basin water resources. NBI has a Shared Vision, ‘to promote sustainable socioeconomic development through the equitable utilization of’, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources’. A wide range of programs and projects are currently under varying stages of identification, preparation and implementation under NBI designed to contribute towards the realization of the NB! Shared Vision.
The NBI provides a unique forum for the countries of the Nile Basin to move toward a cooperative process to realize tangible benefits in the basin and build a solid foundation of trust and confidence. NBL has three Centres: Nile-SEC based in Entebbe, Uganda, NELSAP-CU based in Kigali, Rwanda and ENTRO based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat (Nile-Sec) has embarked on implementing its five year Basin Wide Program 2017 – 2022 (BWP) which covers work streams on water security, agricultural water management, environmental sustainability, climate change and trans boundary water governance. With the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Nile-SEC will implement a groundwater project aimed at enhancing knowledge and capacity for sustainable use and management of trans boundary aquifers and aquifers of regional significance in the Nile Basin. The key implementation support to the Basin Wide Program 2017-2022 focuses on procurement of goods and services during this period. With the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Nile-SEC is interested in hiring a suitable qualified a Procurement Assistant to support and strengthen the procurement unit.
Duty Station/ Implementation setup
• The Procurement Assistant shall be stationed at the Nile-Sec, Entebbe during the contract period with possible travel within or out of the Basin Countries as may be deemed necessary by the employer, under the overall operational supervision of the Procurement Officer. Duration/Period of Service
• This is a National Professional position with an initial Contract duration of one year from about 15 May 2020 to 31″ April, 2021 with a six month probation period. The contract may be renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, availability of funds and need for the services. .

Purpose/Role .
• Under the Supervision of the NBI Secretariat Procurement Officer, this role is responsible for maintaining and provides professional support in the procurement of goods, services and information management. Qualifications and experience
• Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement, Management, Business Administration, Accounting or closely related field. Minimum 5 years of relevant experience of which 3 are with donor funded projects like World Bank, European Union, UNDP, etc. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft Dynamics Navision or any other ERP System is an added advantage. Full and up-to-date computer literacy and knowledge of procurement information management
• Proven negotiation and communication skills.
• Demonstrated writing, presentation and report writing skills.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualification: Not Specified

Job Education: Not Specified

Job Experience: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
Interested and suitably qualified individuals are invited to visit the NBI website at  to download the full Job description/TORs for the preferred position and should submit their applications electronically to the Executive Director at: . Application/ cover letters clearly indicating the title of the position and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 19th March, 2020 by 4:00pm. Those shortlisted will be contacted individually. Please don’t attach scanned copies of your Academic & professional certificates and testimonials, you will be requested to submit them when you are shortlisted for Interviews. Please clearly indicate a minimum of three referees and two former employers excluding the current employer with their full contacts.

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