Senior Procurement Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)

Organisation: Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Procurement Manager
Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) is a body corporate established by the UPPC Act 1992 Cap.30 as a leading Government printer mandated to provide printing and publishing facilities to the government ministries, departments, and parastatal bodies .private companies, individuals and organizations. The corporation prints and publishes all government legislation and documents and undertakes security printing works.
Job Summary: The Senior Procurement Officer will initiate, plan, implement, monitor and manage the procurement function of the Corporation as provided by the PPDA procurement guidelines; aiming at strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency in delivering services to its stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tasked with the development of the corporation procurement strategy through a process of reviewing and analyzing the corporation’s;
  • Ensure that the Corporation follows the appropriate procurement process for every procurement made as provided for in the PPDA Act;
  • Maintain and archive records of the procurement and disposal process;
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Contracts Committee and such other reports as may be required from time to time for submission to the relevant offices;
  • Liaise with HR on issues concerning procurement training for PDU staff and the rest of the stakeholders of the corporation;
  • Identify risk areas and coming up with ways of handling risks relating to procurement and disposal within the corporation.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of PDU personnel through participation in interviewing and hiring of PDU staff, and overseeing their training.
  • Manage all procurement or disposal activities of the corporation except adjudication and the award of contracts;
  • Support functioning of the Contracts Committee;
  • Implement decisions of the Contracts Committee;
  • Co-ordinate the procurement and disposal activities of all the departments of the corporation;
  • Ensure compliance with the PPDA Act, Regulations and guidelines made under this act, and best practice;
  • Control purchasing department budgets.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement or Business Administration or Statistics of Computing or Marketing or Finance or Accounting or Economics or any other degree in a related degree;
  • Possession of Master degree in Procurement or Business Administration or Marketing or Finance or Accounting or Economics will be of added advantage.
  • Possession of a Professional Qualification in Procurement (MCIPS) is a MUST;
  • Five years of managing the procurement function in public organizations or private reputable organization.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs with CERTIFIED copies of academic transcripts and certificates, postal, telephone, and Email address to:
Chairman, Board of Directors,
Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation
P.O. Box 33, Entebbe, Uganda.
NB: Please mark the envelope with the job applied for in CAPITAL LETTERS and include applicant names and three professional referees. 
Deadline: 29th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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