Senior Procurement Officer  Job – Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB)

Job Title:   Senior Procurement Officer   

Organisation: Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager, Procurement

About US:

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is established as a Statutory Body under the Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act Cap. 210. The Bureau is a key player in Commercial, Civil and Intellectual Property Rights Registration that facilitate private sector development and vital statistics for national planning.

Job Summary:  The Senior Procurement Officer will work closely with the Manager, Procurement in implementing management procurement and/or disposal decisions in accordance with appropriate laws, policies and guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in formulating plans and strategies for procurement.
  • Works closely with the Manager, Procurement to invite potential suppliers who want to be pre-qualified during the accounting period.
  • Liaises with other Directorates and departments to identify their procurement needs for the accounting period and compiles a master procurement list for the entire organisation.
  • Consults the Finance department and other Directorates in developing a procurement schedule for purposes of cash flow or to avoid cash flow bottlenecks.
  • Prepares contracts, develops and implements systems for monitoring and evaluating suppliers’ performance.
  • Prepares tender documents and manages the tendering process within the established guidelines of the Bureau and in compliance with PPDA procedures.
  • Prepares tender papers for approval by the Manager, Procurement before they are published in the media.
  • Implements appropriate sourcing strategies to achieve value for money and ensures an adequate source of supplies and stock levels.
  • Develops and/or maintains specifications of the various goods to be procured and where he/she obtains samples he/she keeps those samples and ensures that goods supplied match with the samples given.
  • Coordinates the preparation of monthly procurement reports and submits them to PPDA and URSB contracts committee. He /She thereafter responds to any communications from PPDA and/or other organisations or individuals regarding procurement as par the PDDA rules.
  • Receives tender or bid documents and prepares for evaluation by the tender/procurement committee.
  • Ensures accurate maintenance and safe storage of records for all procurement activities.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Manager, Procurement.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Degree in Procurement and Supplies Management or Business Administration with specialization in purchasing and supplies, or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of CIPS is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of experience in procurement in a large and reputable organisation.
  • Ability to manage tenders, negotiations, contract placements, delivery and payments.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in specific financial and purchasing software systems.
  • Strategic, conceptual thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity.

How to Apply:

ALL Applicants must use ONLY the provided Application form, Click Here, and email it to jobs@ursb.go.ug before the deadline.

Deadline: 22nd May 2023

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