MAIN TASK: To provide efficient, effective and timely procurement services to REA and ensure total compliance with the PPDA Act arid Regulations and Procurement Requirements of Development Partners.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
a) Provide the necessary management and leadership to the Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU) to perform its functions efficiently, effectively, promptly and in accordance with the required procurement guidelines.
b) Facilitate the formulation of an overall procurement strategy for REA and ensure its implementation.
c) To provide the necessary guidance for compliance with the obligations of the PPDA Act and Regulations and other Guidelines for Projects funded under multilateral and bilateral financing agreements
d) To be responsible for the preparation and periodic updating of annual or muiti annual procurement plans in consultation with other technical departments in REA and ensure that the procurement plan is integrated with the work plans and the Financial Budgets.
e) In consultation with user departments, initiate the procurement process and coordinate the preparation of Terms of Reference, Statement of Requirements, Specifications and Bid documents for the procurement activities under REA.
f) Establish and maintain a simplified Procurement Tracking System for monitoring of the procurement activities, contracts' register and procurement/contracts status Reports etc.
g) Establish and maintain a database of pre-qualified suppliers and shortlists of consultants and periodically update based on responses received to the REA's advertisements and consult¬ant requests;
h) Participate in the evaluation of bids and proposals and take the lead role in providing procurement technical guidance to the evaluation committees.
i) Ensure timely receipt of the goods and consultant's monthly status reports. Track and monitor the ordering process, and ensure that the requests and deliveries are within the contract terms and conditions.
j) Manage all disposals in line with the PPDA Act and/ require¬ments of Development Partners where applicable.
k) Provide effective staff supervision; including planning, monitor¬ing, developing and evaluation of their performance on a regular basis.
I) To carry-out any other tasks) as may be deemed necessary by REA management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS; Education
a) A good Bachelors degree in Procurement and Supply Chain/Logistics Management from a recognized University, OR
b) Any good Bachelors Degree and Full Professional Qualification in a Procurement Related Discipline e.g. CIPS
c) Post Graduate Qualification in a related discipline will be an added advantage.
a) A minimum of. 5 years working experience in a busy Procurement Office, 2 of which should be at the level of Head PDU
b) Extensive working knowledge of the PPDA Act and Regulations and Procurement Requirements of Development Partners like World Bank, SIDA, NORAD, JICA etc.
Key skills and competences:
a) Problem analysis and problem solving.
b) People skills (internal and external).
c) Effective communication.
d) Report writing.
e) Stress tolerance,
f) High level of computer literacy, with experience in the use of relevant packages.
How to apply
If you are interested in any of the above positions please submit your applications which should include cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials by 14th March 2011 to;
The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency
10th Floor Workers House 1 Pilkington Road
P.O. Box 7317,