Principal Procurement Officer Job Placement – Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

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Organisation:  Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Reports to: Director Finance & Administration

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Dairy Development Authority is a semi-Autonomous Agency under Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries (MAAIE). Dairy Development Authority was established under the Dairy Industry Act of 1998. Dairy Development Authority’s Mission is “To provide dairy development and regulatory services that will ensure increased production and consumption of milk, sustainable and profitable dairy industry sector that contribute to economic development and improved nutritional standards in Uganda.”

Job Summary:    The Principal Procurement Officer will mainly ensure smooth and lawful process of procurement and disposal of the Authority and provide hands-on to ensure that efficient and effective procurement and disposal is achieved.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Implementation Support to user departments to ensure compliance with the law.
  • Work closely with users on matters related to procurement and disposal.
  • Prepare bid documents and invitations to tender for the organization’s procurement and disposal requirements.
  • Prepare reports to the contracts committee and the Public Procurement & Disposal Entity.
  • Prepare procurement plans in line with the Authority‘s Work Plans and Budget.
  • Provide technical guidance to other departments on matters relating to procurement.
  • Prepare Contract documents for all procurements of the Authority and assist to improve contract management.
  • Prepare timely integrated monthly/quarterly reports.
  • Work out a system for Contract management in the procurement process and provide technical support to user departments.
  • Implement mitigation measures to curb the risk inherent in the procurement process.
  • Perform any other duties as may be directed by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Dairy Development Authority (DDA) Principal Procurement Officer job should possess an Honor’s Degree in Procurement & Logistics Management or Honor’s degree in Procurement & Supply Chain Management or any relevant Honour’s degree from a recognized University.
  • Master’s degree in a related field is a must.
  • Profession qualification (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & supplies (CIPS) is a must.
  • Six years of relevant working experience of which three (3) years continuous procurement experience in a Public Organisation.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit their application forms, up to date curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic credentials to the address below, addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Dairy Development Authority (DDA),

Plot 1, Kafu Rd. Kampala,

P. O. Box 34006, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to:

Deadline: 26th April 2019

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interviews.

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