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Procurement Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

Responsible for ensuring that the UN-SACCO’s compliance with the procurementstandards and ensures that they are met. The role also provides a responsive, effective andquality expertise procurement services and business advice to the UNSACCO ‘s CEO andthe deputy CEO, while achieving best value for money, ensuring a competitive fair andtransparent process in accordance with established regulations, rules and procedures.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills Required
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Related Subjects
• Professional Certifications in procurement i.e. KISM, CIPS2
• Five (5) years’ experience relevant experience in a busy financial institution
• Knowledge of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, procurement rules and regulationsand on all phases of international procurement techniques and operations used incontracting for a diverse range of goods and services
• Good working knowledge of INCOTERMS and international business practices.
• Knowledge of contract law and expertise in handling complex contract issues
• Knowledge in quantitative methods to measure supplier capacity systems and ability toidentify sources of supply, market trends and pricing.
• Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/ problems

Responsibilities

• Advice the CEO on procurement related matters providing a professional opinion
• Plan, develop and manage all procurement and contractual aspects of projects ofsignificant complexity.
• Provide technical advice on procurement activities to officials of substantive unitsduring all phases of procurement cycle
• Supervise preparation and distribution of invitations to tender and manage/ conductall aspects of the tender exercise.
• Utilize established procurement procedures to clarify and solve procurement relatedqueries from users
• Establish and maintain work program and time frames for processing requests inaccordance with the established procurement policy and manual
• Develop and prepare contracts for the procurement of goods and services, issuingnational/ international tender invitations, evaluate responses and makerecommendations for the finalization of purchase and award of contracts, approveprocurement orders through the ERP system up to the authorized limits and preparedraft submissions for the CEO before presentation to the relevant committees forreview and subsequent approval by authorized official.
• Conduct market research via internet and trade publications to keep abreast ofmarket developments, research and analyze statistical data, market reports andavailability of goods and services.
• Oversee adherence to contractual agreements, recommend amendments and advicevendors and users on contractual rights and obligations, conduct or coordinate allphases of negotiation of disputes arising from contracts
• Prepare a variety of procurement related documents, contracts, communication andguidelines, development of a procurement policy that fits the need of theorganization.
• Inventory management and inspection of delivered goods to ensure conformity toagreed specifications
• Secretary to the |Tender Evaluation Committee, Disposal Committee andProcurement Committee

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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