Job at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Procurement Specialist ( Deadline : 25 October 2018 )
? Prepare the annual procurement plan in consultation with various units to project the institution’s purchasing needs.
? Execute procurement plan ensuring timely preparation of terms of reference and publications.
? Ensure proper contract administration, participating in contract negotiation and overseeing contract completion and execution.
? Ensure compliance to procurement laws and regulations, submitting periodic reports to management.
? Elaborate and implement the procurement plan for NIRDA, and produce consolidated reports thereof.
? Receive and safeguard bids, obtain approval of the tender award from the NIRDA Internal Tender Committee, publish the results of the tendering process and accordingly notify bidders.
? Prepare contracts for tender winners in collaboration with the Legal Services & Risk Mitigation Unit.
? Serve as Secretary to the Internal Tender Committee.
? Manage, in collaboration with concerned user departments, the contract cycle in accordance with the applicable law and regulations and avail information requested by competent authorities.
Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement, Management, Public Finance, Law or Economics with 3 years of relevant work experience or Master’s Degree in Procurement, Management, Public Finance, Law or Economics
Key technical skills and knowledge required:
? Strong command of written and spoken English
? Experienced in procuring for development partners funding.
? High analytical skills;
? Knowledge of basic business and purchasing practices
? Knowledge of state Procurement Law, regulations and procedures
? Knowledge of procurement procedures of international funding agencies
? Knowledge of Government Umucyo e
– procurement system.
? Knowledge of grade, qualities, suppliers and prices, tenders of commodities;
? Knowledge of contract drafting and negotiation
? Category management skills
? Time management skills
? Decision making skills
? Excellent communication skills.
? Strong command of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook