Procurement Officer – Integrated Seed Sector Development – Kampala

Job Description
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Procurement Officer has the following duties and responsibilities:
• Manage purchase of goods and services in relation to the ISSD Uganda procurement policy manual
Liaise with thematic experts and other staff to determine their product and service needs to develop a procurement plan and execute it in accordance to the procurement policy
• Manage the procurement process from solicitation of quotations and proposals for requested goods and services by staff
• Evaluate quotations received, with technical input from component leads/requesting departments
• Prepare contracts or purchase agreements for goods and services as required
• Close follow up with supplier’s/service providers to ensure timely delivery of procured goods and services to respective project locations
Advise Finance team on payments due to suppliers for successfully delivered goods and services
• Monitor business trends and product availability to inform best price for the organization’s goods and services without compromising quality or delivery time
• Conduct periodic pre-qualification of suppliers and services providers and make recommendations to your supervisor
Review performance of the pre-qualified suppliers lists and report on status of the relationships
• Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices. Manage relationship with the suppliers as the contact person for all procurements
• Researches new products and services aligned to the project and organizational needs
• Review the procurement policy and practices to match with best practices and share recommendations with the supervisor
• Ensure compliance with donor and ISSD Uganda regulations related to procurement manual, finance manual, and other organization policies
Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on procurement unit

Qualifications & Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement Management
• 3+ years’ experience in procurement and logistics, with strong organizational skills
Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures, Logistics Skills

Key Competencies
• Personal integrity
• Adaptability to unanticipated circumstances
• Working proficiency in English
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint packages
• Good Negotiator, Data Analysis skills, Good Business Instincts
• Team player
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Planning, prioritizing, and organizing

Method of Application
To apply for a position of your interest, please find the respective detailed job description on the ISSD Uganda website via: www.issduganda.org. Then email your application (Cover Letter and CV maximum 4 pages) to hr@issduganda.org while indicating the job title and desired location in the email subject, not later than 4th December 2022 at 5:00pm EAT. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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