Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Officer
Organisation: CARE International
Funding Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)
Duty Station: Uganda
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
About ECHO Programme:
CARE Uganda will work in partnership with Oxfam International in Uganda on an emergency program funded by ECHO, a one-year programme whose main objective is to save lives, reduce suffering, promote human dignity and increase resilience of refugees and host communities, in particular women, girls and boys, in the Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district and Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlements in Arua district. It will also aim to reduce vulnerability of refugees by tackling social exclusion through its use of participatory and empowering approaches. As a result, the most marginalized members of the society, particularly vulnerable women and female headed households, are able to benefit from the programme. The emergency programme will be using a rights based approach and will strengthen women’s ability to exercise their rights in a community. The project will work in the districts of Arua and Yumbe.
Job Summary: The Procurement and Logistics officer will be responsible for implementing all procurement and logistics activities including acquisition of goods and services, which results in added value to CARE Uganda’s Emergency Programme funded by ECHO in partnership with Oxfam International. Procurement will be done by meeting the standards of international best practice, CARE USA operations manual and Uganda’s regulations. In addition, the role is responsible and accountable for managing and delivering quality logistic services for the organisation ensuring they are provided in a timely manner and to the required quality of service. The incumbent will primarily coordinate and manage the procurement planning process for CARE Uganda’s Emergency Programme ensuring that all needs are identified, budgeted and planned for purchase in a timely manner.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the CARE International Procurement and Logistics Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement, or in a related field. CIPS qualified
- A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a medium sized organisation
- Working knowledge of administrative, budgetary, procurement procedures
- Strong negotiation, problem solving analytical skills
- Show commitment to achieving high quality results and value for money
- Excellent planning, communication and writing skills with attention to detail
- Good computer literacy skills
- Ability to prioritize own workload in a high pressure environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters together with detailed CVs/ resumes giving daytime telephone contacts and names and addresses of three professional referees to [email protected]
Deadline: 30th April 2017