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Procurement Manager, Construction Job at The Aga Khan University - Career Opportunity in Uganda
Job Category: Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 1st March 2019
Duty Station: Uganda
Posted: 22-02-2019
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 22-02-2019
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 22-02-2065
Job Description

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Deadline of this Job:
1st march 2019  

Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256

Date Posted: 22nd February 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush


Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international
university with l3 teaching sites in 6 countries (, As an integral part of the Aga Khan
Development Network (, AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out
research pertinent to the counnies of operation, operates 7 hospitals (soon to be B) and over 325 outreaches
clinics, all within international standards. It has close to 2,500 students and 14,000 members of staff, The
University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international
institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.
The position will be based at the Aga Khan University in Kampala, Uganda
Applications are invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the position of Procurement Manager for construction projects.
The Procurement Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing short- and medium-term procurement plans for the Project Management Ofiice (PMO) including construction activities. He/ she will oversee the operations of the functional area with their team, review and resolve policy issues of the multiple
areas within a department or division and make decisions subject to broad practices and procedures. He/ she
will report to the Project Director (AKU-East Africa) and Director, Materials Management Division (Nairobi)
key responsibilities:
• Develop short- and medium-term procurement plans for the department
• Oversee the provision ofeffective functional services such as;
• Pre-qualification of contractors
• Sourcing from local and international suppliers
• Coordinate with users and project managers for tendering documents
• Manage the bidding process
• Prepare comparative analysis and recommendations
• Lead negotiations with suppliers/ contractors
• Monitor and evaluate suppliers/ contractors
• Facilitate vetting of contracts through legal department
• Liaise with intemal and external parties for the importation/ clearance of materials
• Coordinate with group entities for group purchasing initiatives
Provide strategic planning support to the PMO for all supply chain activities that help in smooth
running of overall operations -Plan, coordinate and direct activities of a coordinated supply support system involved in the evaluating, acquisition, receiving, storage and accounting of project supplies and equipment
• Identify cost effective systems needed to support the projects, taking into account market trends, resource availability and changes in customers’ needs
Develop and implement integrated methods and systems for improving operational efficiency and controlling inventories
promote a collaborative culture with other functions and departments.
Provide leadership, problem solving support to pccrs and direct. reports ‘to customers in :1 manner that facilitates the building of strong relationships.
Manage the recruitment. retention and development of employees in the department
Educationl SkiIls/ Experience
• Baehelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. An additional degree (MBA) or an equivalent field is an added advantage, At least 8 -10 years ofrelevaut professional experience, including 3 years in a managerial role and experiettce in ntan-aging consuuctioii related procurement or projects
• Ability to manage resources across multiple functions, including coaching, mentoring and developing employees Sophisticated negotiation skills
• Ability to publicly support and adapt to major changes
• Excellent organizational and influence skills
• Ability to integrate information from diverse sources
• Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally within the company, as well as globally with suppliers
• Excellent business acumen and analytical skills along with in-depth knowledge ofentcrprise resource planning (ERP) ' 4 Strong tnulti-tasking abilities in an extremely fast-paced environment
• High level of integrity while performing assigned activitiesassigned activities


Job application procedure
Needed are an application, detailed CV, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies 0f (certificates and testimonials). These should be sent to. the Human Rcsource and Administration Olficer, Aga Khan University, Kampala. P. 0. Box 88121, Kampala or by email to , no later than Sunday 3rd March, 2019.
Applicalions by email are preferred. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


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