Operations & Procurement Coordinator, Kampala

Last update 2024-05-20
Expires 2024-06-20
ID #2154044235
Operations & Procurement Coordinator, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified May 14, 2024


Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future.

This simple idea has been at the heart of work around the world for over 50 years.

Techno Serve is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people.

Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development.

But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting.

Working with Techno Serve staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty.

The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach.

Communities and even whole countries are better off. Job Title: Operations & Procurement Coordinator Reports To: Senior Advisor Operations & Procurement Location: Kampala Grade: 5 Job Summary: The Operations and Procurement Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the purchase of goods and services.

The overriding objective for all Techno Serve procurement activity is the prompt and effective provision of materials and services to Techno Serve beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.

The Procurement & Operations Coordinator is responsible for conducting specific procurement and administrative activities under the supervision of the Senior Advisor Operations & Procurement.

Working closely with all programs and Finance, the Procurement and Operations coordinator is instrumental in supporting field Activities through accomplishing specific tasks listed below; Major Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct market surveys for frequently purchased items in relation to SLAs (Enter SLA Data ready for analysis, prepare evaluation reports, draft SLAs for selected vendors).

Participate in Supplier information verification, due diligence, workshop visits.

Design a Database tracker for long term contracts: Leases, Internet, SLAs.

Handling Procurement filing for both electronic and hard copy documents.

Assist the management and office staff with procurement activities, as required; Procurement Implementing tendering processes for procurements requiring an open tender process.

Issue Request for Quotations, proposals, and tender documents, participate in the analysis process, draft contract/LPOs, issue LPOs.

Maintaining appropriate databases to track and manage running contracts.

Ensure that correct documentation for procurement and contracts are completed and filed to TNS procurement standards and policies.

Update the procurement master list from time to time.

Work with Program managers to ensure contract terms are observed by contractors, constantly making follow ups and providing necessary amendments for contracts.

Ensure timely and accurate payment processing and documentation.

Guarantee timely and cost efficient execution of all Purchase Requests received and delivery of the goods requested in the correct quality and quantity for the best possible price (Value for money).

Initiating and keeping track of the order placement processes to ensure timely delivery of service and goods Provide frequent update to programmes on all pending and pipeline procurement in a timely manner that foster decision making process and supports project implementation, Act as a focal person in Frevvo transactions including creation of vendor cards, online procurement execution, approval follow ups and system troubleshooting and escalations, Transport & Fleet Management Support the Drivers as necessary to ensure that vehicle repairs, insurance and payments are made on time and in accordance with TNS policy.

Provide support in monthly vehicle and fuel reporting as may be required.

Coordinate and plan weekly/daily movements of vehicles based on weekly transport requests forwarded by the requesters and ensure that sufficient planning and coordination of vehicle movements is in place and adhered to by all requesters.

Responsible for ensuring that daily and weekly vehicle safety checks are carried out and relevant records kept with the checklists involved.

Ensure that all documents and records related to the vehicles exist in each vehicle’s file along with weekly/monthly reports and any other paperwork related to the vehicle or vehicle operation.

Receive reports of accidents, take appropriate action together with the line manager and make assessments of damage and subsequent action to be taken regarding repairs and insurance claims.

Preparation and analysis of fleet reports such as the fuel analysis report, vehicle usage reports on a monthly basis Ensure that all vehicles and motorcycles are tracked and any tracking system issues reported to the service provider for immediate rectification Asset Management Responsible for logging all new TNS assets in TNS Uganda program in the asset register and ensuring the appropriate coding and tagging are placed on each item.

Regularly updates asset registers with changes and new acquisitions.

Ensure all lost, damaged, sold, stolen (or other) items are properly recorded in with an approved form, ensure any necessary supplement documentation is completed.

Conduct periodic physical asset verification and update the master asset register as appropriate, Consolidate list of asset for disposal and conduct the disposal process after approval of the list, Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Stock management: Ensure that proper systems and procedures as well as appropriate safety and security provisions are implemented and maintained during stock movement and management.

Manage and track inventory through up to date documentation, record keeping and timely reporting Ensure that all stock records are maintained accurately and relevant formats are used for each activity.

Conduct periodic stock checks and report accordingly in line with the TNS policy.

Administration Coordinate accommodation bookings and timely clearing of accommodation bills as required in coordination with the administrative assistant.

Liaise with finance to keep track of office running cost and rent renewal among other administrative support.

Timely preparation and submission of monthly reports Perform any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor Basic Qualifications Degree in Procurement and Logistics/supply chain Management/ Procurement and Purchasing plus 2(two) year’s experience.

Possession of a CIPS qualification or a member of IPPU will be an added advantage.

Experience in the use of any online procurement ERP system is a plus, Strong organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with personnel.

Excellent oral and written English skills.

Computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel.

A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action so as to not delay program activities.

Ability to learn fast.

A clear understanding of procurement ethics is essential.

SUCCESS FACTORSCompetency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

Core Competencies include: Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidence; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.

Teamwork/ Relationships: Works cooperatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal.

Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.

Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn.

Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.

Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports diversity efforts.

Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.

Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations.

Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.

Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyze situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution.

Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgment in escalating issues where necessary.

Results Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals.

Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement.

Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal.

Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals.

Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.

Business Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and make decisions that make an impact on the overall business performance.

Job Specific/Technical Competencies include: Computer Literacy: Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use specific computer programs or applications for their own functional area.

Has the ability to improve performance by integrating new and existing technology into the workplace.

Innovative Mindset: Curious inquiries, asks questions and seeks out information from multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity.

Internal Client Focus: Client Focus is based on the ability to understand the client’s needs and concerns in the short to long-term and to provide sound recommendations and/or solutions.

Compliance & Governance: Compliance with and knowledge of company policies, applicable legislation, grant requirements, donor contracts, the local labor code and tax laws.

CAREER PATHWAYSThe position that might be next career opportunities for employees in this job title include Procurement and Operations advisor We encourage all qualified individuals who share Techno Serve's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Operations & procurement coordinator

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