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Procurement Officer Vacancy at United Nations in Uganda

Procurement Officer Vacancy at United Nations in Uganda

Country: Uganda
City: Entebbe
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Procurement Officer Vacancy at United Nations, Entebbe, Uganda

Position summary 

The position is located in the Global Procurement Support Section (GPSS) formerly known as Regional Procurement Office (RPO), Procurement Division (PD), Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM), Department of Operational Support (DOS). The Procurement Officer will report to the Chief, GPSS.

Key duties

In particular, the procurement officer will perform the following duties

  • Serves as a senior procurement and contracting expert with responsibility for the worldwide procurement of a wide variety of supplies and services associated with highly complex (technically and legally) contracts and procurement activities; may also lead procurement work for a segment of a central or large peace-keeping program.
  • Provides technical advice on procurement activities to officials of substantive units during all phases of the procurement cycle.
  • Analyzes and evaluates procurement requests and ensures appropriateness of technical specifications.
  • Develops and prepares highly complex contracts for the procurement of non-routine and technologically advanced commodities or long-range services; issues international tender invitations.
  • Evaluates responses to tender, and makes recommendations for finalization of purchases and award of contracts; signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, in cases where the amount exceeds authorized signature authority, prepare submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official.
  • Develops new tactical approaches to contracts, as well as new methods for their application, based on market research.
  • Prepares a variety of procurement-related documents, correspondences, and reports, and analyze the existing practices and procedures.
  • Contributes to the development of institutional procurement policies and procedures; develops standards and criteria for the evaluation of goods, services, supplier capacity, etc.
  • Maintains under constant examination production patterns in exporting countries; evaluates the productive capacities and performance of manufacturers to identify supply sources.
  • Establishes approaches for negotiations and conducts or coordinates all phases of negotiations with all concerned parties, including the negotiation of disputes arising from contracts.
  • May carry out consultancy missions to the field as well as provides direction and guidance to more junior staff.
  • Furthermore, s/he will perform other duties as and when required.


Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this Procurement Officer Vacancy at United Nations

  • Advanced university degree in business administration, public administration, commerce, engineering, law or a related field. Similarly, bachelor’s degree holders with two additional years of qualifying experience are also eligible to apply. However, certification issued by a recognized professional procurement training institution is desirable.
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract management, and contract administration.
  • In addition to that, at least five consecutive years of procurement experience in conducting international tender exercises to award contracts.
  • Three consecutive years of the aforementioned experience, in the most recent seven years is desirable. Also, experience in the use of procurement information systems is desirable.
  • Fluency in English is a compulsory requirement for this position. Furthermore, knowledge of French or another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Visit the official website for more information.

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applications’ bank accounts. 


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline17 January,2020
Company NameUnited Nations



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