Job Title: Procurement Officer
Supervisor: Operations Manager – Yumbe
Position Grade: 6
Area of Interest: Emergency
Position Type: Full Time
Country/Location: Uganda Country Program/Yumbe
About Catholic Relief Services:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS’ Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations; serving people on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.
CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, health, microfinance, peacebuilding and youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability
The ongoing political crisis and fratricidal conflict in South Sudan, which started in December 2013, has forced more than two million South Sudanese refugees to flee to neighboring countries, according to UNHCR. Uganda has accepted almost half of them, mostly in a series of settlements in the West Nile sub-region of northwestern Uganda, just across the border from South Sudan. CRS is currently implementing emergency WASH, livelihoods and shelter and infrastructure projects in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement. Program implementation targets the most vulnerable households of refugee and host communities
The successful candidate will coordinate local procurement activities and processes to acquire goods and services in support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and experience will allow you to successfully coordinate the quality and efficiency of procurement and purchasing activities and ensure stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability..
Job Roles and Responsibilities:
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Program and Operations staff in Yumbe field office; Operations staff in Kampala office
External: National and international NGOs, UNHCR and other Implementing Partners, vendors, and service providers.
Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning
This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation
By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply, please follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application will NOT be considered:
• Email a cover letter and CV only to
• Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste – PROCUREMENT OFFICER only
• All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read