Procurement Officer job opportunity at Nkumba University

Job Title:  Procurement Officer

Nkumba University is a private chartered University (Legal Notice No. 3 of 2007). The University is strengthening its management and administrative systems to enhance both policy initiation and implementation through recruitment of highly qualified and committed individuals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Initiate, develop and implement the procurement policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with and ensure effective communication with end user departments and collate their procurement requirements.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the annual procurement plan.
  • Prepare the budget for the procurement function.
  • Compile and produce periodical procurement reports.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with the procurement policies and regulations.
  • Offer technical support to the Tender/Contracts Committee of the University.
  • Advise the University on the procurement of capital items.
  • Oversee the Human Resources in the Procurement Unit.
  • Develop and update service providers’ database.
  • Work closely with suppliers and stakeholders and ensure timely delivery of procured goods and services.
  • Liaise with the Finance Department to ensure availability of procurement funds and timely payment to suppliers.
  • Attend to inquiries from bidders and suppliers.
  • Collaborate with user departments by providing feedback on the status of their procurement requisitions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should preferably hold a good Master’s degree in Procurement and Logistics Management or any other related field from a recognized University/ Institution.
  • Professional qualification in procurement and supplies management, such as Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or International Supplies Management (ISM) will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ administrative/managerial experience in procurement related work
  • Working in an appropriate IT environment.
  • Integrity & Leadership skills.
  • Creativity & innovativeness.
  • Good financial management knowledge and skills.
  • Skills and knowledge of procurement frameworks.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates should send their applications EITHER by e-mail OR hand delivery to the address below. Please endeavor to attach the 8 copies of the following:

  • Duly filled application form, Download Here
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of certified certificates and transcripts.
  • Three sealed letters of reference.

Send to:

The University Secretary

Nkumba University

P.O. Box 237

Entebbe, Uganda

E-mail to:

Deadline: 31st October 2014 by 5:00 p.m

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