Procurement and Contracts Manager Employment Opportunity – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Fisheries (National Oil Seeds Project)

  • Kampala/ Entebbe, Uganda View on Map
  • Post Date : January 3, 2022
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Job Description

Job Title: Procurement and Contracts Manager

Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Fisheries (National Oil Seeds Project)

Duty Station:   Kampala/ Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager


About US:

The Public Service Commission is established under the provisions of Article 165(1) of the
1995 Constitution. In fulfillment of its functions under Article 166, the Commission is required to make a report to Parliament in respect of each year’s performance of its functions.


About the Project:

The Government of Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Seeds Project (NOSP). The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) other agencies, private sector and farmer Organizations. The Project will be implemented in six area-based hubs: West Nile, Gulu, Lira, Karamoja, East and Mid- Western Uganda.


The project goal of the NOSP is: “inclusive rural transformation through sustainable development of the oilseeds sector”, while the Development Objective is “to accelerate commercialisation in key oilseeds value chains and thereby improve the livelihoods and resilience of the smallholders engaged in oilseed production and marketing”.


Job Summary:  The Procurement and Contracts Manager will have responsibility for coordinating and supervising procurement of goods and services for the Project.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the timely planning, controlling and delivery of procurement activities of the Project.
  • Liaising with other staff of the PCU and compile all procurement requirements of the Project.
  • Preparing periodic reports to Contracts Committee, PPDA and other stakeholders, as required.
  • Ensuring compliance and conformity with legal and regulatory framework governing public procurements.
  • Providing timely advice to the Project, contracts committee and other stakeholders on matters relating to procurement and disposal.
  • Preparing and updating the procurement plan and ensuring availability of funds for procurements and timely payment for procurement commitments.
  • Preparing solicitation/bidding documents for procurements and participation in evaluations.
  • Providing secretariat services for the contracts committee.
  • Guiding suppliers on procurement procedures.
  • Give technical backstopping to Project implementers at different levels on procurement matters.
  • Prepare advertisements for Project procurements. I) Carry out any other duties related to the Project’s activities as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a university degree or equivalent in Procurement or Supply Chain Management or Procurement and Logistics Management, or Commerce or Business Administration or Economics.
  • Professional qualifications in purchasing and supply chain management from MCIPS/ISM.
  • A Master’s Degree in Procurement or Supply Chain Management is an added advantage.
  • At least ten years’ procurement management experience in a donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal processes is a requirement.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications (particularly MS Excel, Word, Access, Power point and STATA) will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:

All candidates send their written applications with copies of academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of (03) referees addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe – Uganda


Deadline: Monday 3rd January 2022 by 4.00pm


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