Senior Procurement Officer, Market Research Planning & Sourcing Full-time

Organization: Watoto Childcare Ministries
Industry: NGO
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Description: Watoto Childcare Ministries is seeking a Senior Procurement Officer to oversee procurement planning based on market research and ensure its implementation aligns with operational plans. As part of our team, you will play a crucial role in managing market research, developing procurement plans, and ensuring compliance with procurement policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Market Research and Procurement Planning:
    • Manage market research on prices for goods and services to ensure value for money.
    • Develop, maintain, and update an annual Master Procurement Plan.
    • Manage prequalification of service providers and establish procurement performance indicators.
    • Monitor market structure and commodity variances and verify with stakeholders.
  2. Procurement Processes:
    • Develop quarterly procurement work plans and ensure procurement operations align with the plan.
    • Ensure compliance with procurement and disposal policies and standard operating procedures.
    • Provide expert guidance to senior and line managers on procurement policy implementation.
    • Coordinate negotiation processes and source for cost-effective supplies.
    • Participate in contract evaluations and ensure clear terms of reference.
  3. Human Resource Management and Development:
    • Orient new staff and explain performance standards.
    • Train, coach, and mentor staff to deliver high performance.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Business Administration (Procurement), Economics, or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a busy and large organization.
  • Membership in a professional body.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, MS Project, and database management.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply through our website:

  1. Visit Watoto Church Careers Page.
  2. Navigate to “JOIN THE TEAM” on the website menu.
  3. Click on “Click here to see job details” and then “Apply Here” for the job.
  4. Fill out the form and submit after completing all sections.
  5. Submit your CV, academic and professional documents, and a cell/pastor’s recommendation letter to (Subject Line: Job Title – First Name, Last Name).

DEADLINE: 21st May 2024

Note: Only successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted for interviews.

About Watoto Childcare Ministries: Watoto Childcare Ministries, located in Kampala, Uganda, has been instrumental in providing hope and life to the nation. With a focus on rescuing individuals and raising them as leaders, Watoto has made significant contributions to the community through various initiatives. As a local church committed to celebrating Christ and caring for the community, Watoto continues to impact lives and rebuild the nation.



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