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Vision International Procurement

Kampala, Uganda
April 04, 2022

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Joel Mwesigwa LinkedIn


A graduate procurement specialist with over with over 10 years’ hands on experience in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management including leadership, management and oversight roles with strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Reputed for giving companies a high ROI in procurement through development of systems and process, negotiation, robust performance management and agile financial management.


Masters in Procurement and Logistics

Uganda Management Institute


Sep 2016 to May 2019

Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management

Nkumba University


Jul 2006 to Sep 2009


Technical Skills

Public procurement & E-Procurement

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Accountability and Control

Contract Management


Project Management

People Management

Financial planning, analysis & reporting

Change Management

Program Management

Capacity building

Soft Skills


Communication (oral & written)

Detail orientation



Diversity, inclusion & multiculturalism

Software Skills

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)



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Ms. Office Suite


Association of Procurement Professionals in Uganda (IPPU)

Member Nov 2017 to date


Level 4 Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies

British Council-Uganda


Oct 2017 to Aug 2018

Certificate in Computer Applications

Makerere University


Jan 2006 to Mar 2006



Full professional proficiency


Full professional proficiency


Mr. Grivin Kasurra

Supply Chain Director

World Vision South Africa


Eng. Olara Micheal Dennis

Head of Engineering

World Vision Uganda


Prof. Okou Patrick

Procurement Specialist Ministry of Defense (Uganda)



Developed and implemented a highly successful supplier development strategy and trained 1,000 Ugandan suppliers on the World Vision’s procurement approach thus winning more contracts for the Organization. This led to a reduction in bid errors, increased responsiveness of suppliers to tenders, and improved the competitiveness of bids, thus leading to a higher ROI.

Led and oversaw the creation of Program Area field Supplier Databases for World Vision Uganda. Subsequently, over 1,000 field-based suppliers were able to legally register their companies and transact with the World Vision.

Participated in the review of the Procurement Process to ensure timely procurement and reduced turnaround time by 50% from an average of a month to two weeks at World Vision International, Uganda.

Developed framework contracts while at World Vision International, Uganda for routinely purchased items including office stationery and taxi hire services thus reducing procurement turnaround time and the cost of doing business as prices would be fixed for a year after negotiations.

Reduced qualified audit queries to Procurement Committees at ZOA Relief Hope and Recovery and World Vision International, Uganda from over 70% to under 12% within two years by training them on how to make the best value for money decisions.

Reduced systems expenditure by launching ProVision to substitute Maverick and training users on how to utilize systems effectively with streamlined and standardized procurement processes. This reduced field Maverick spending from 100% to below 8% within 6 months of implementation. Furthermore, the new system (ProVision) automated procurement operations and increased transparency, accountability, and efficiency at the World Vision International, Uganda.

Increased accountability and transparency of procurement activities from 70% to 100% within one year, leading to increased donor trust and funding at Infectious Diseases Collaboration.


Procurement Officer

Infectious Diseases Research Institute Collaboration

Kampala-Uganda May 2020 to Date

Lead the Contracts and Procurement team including providing supervision and performance management of 8 staff.

Instrumental in Procurement Strategy development and implementation including formulating and identifying sourcing strategies like framework contracts and category management.

Conduct procurement for select IDRC global procurement categories like medical, clinical and laboratory supplies and sundries and oversee procurement of other categories including motor vehicles, computers, and ICT equipment among others.

Provide support and guidance to both internal and external customers throughout the procurement life cycle including procurement planning, market research, tender management and evaluation, contract negotiations, contract award review and approval, and contract management.

Source suppliers for requested goods and services and ensure that procurement strategies, policies and instruments are adhered to.

Monitor and control procurement processes in the Global Contracting and Procurement (GCP) team.

Manage procurement contracts optimally through supplier and contract performance management against agreed benchmarks and agreed reporting mechanisms.

Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues in IDRC and Ministry of Health of Uganda, Regional Offices and IDRC Technical Units, Programmes and Partnerships, and other Agencies for timely procurement to facilitate the achievement of organisational and project objectives and goals.

Liaise with Funders in Global Finance on matters relating to supplier management, encumbrances, and payments to foster better working relationships and smooth operations with key stakeholders.

Procurement Officer

World Vision International-Uganda

Kampala-Uganda Sep 2013 to Feb 2020

Planned, developed, and managed the procurement contracts of multi-faceted projects worth over US$ 34 million involving global purchases of diverse services and commodities including software, equipment, vehicles, medicines, foodstuffs, construction materials, office supplies, and furniture, among others.

Prepared and distributed invitations to tender and managed bid/proposal evaluations to ensure competitiveness, transparency and fairness and value for money by encouraging healthy competition among bidders/suppliers. Oversaw adherence to contractual agreements, recommended amendments, and extensions of contracts, and advised concerned parties on contractual rights and obligations.

Formulated strategies and innovative solutions to manage and resolve conflict in complex procurement projects. This reduced project completion time and minimised conflict in variation in scope of work that would require more funding under strict budgets and require more time to obtain donor pre-approvals to incorporate variations.

Established and maintained work programs and schedules for ongoing contracts and newly planned ones thus enabling proper administration of contracts and minimising the risk of litigation and its associated costs.

Negotiated procurement deals together with senior supplier representatives; signed procurement orders up to $2000 per month and prepared submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by authorized officials for greater amounts.

Conducted market research to keep abreast of market developments; researched and analysed statistical data and market reports on the world commodity situation, production patterns and availability of goods and services to facilitate procurement operations with current market values and supply patterns including availability and quality thus also facilitating the decision-making process.

Identified new technologies, and products/services, evaluated and recommended potential supply sources and participated in the incorporation of research results into the procurement program.

Executed proper registration of procurement information with logbooks, automated SCM databases, produced timely procurement reports and disseminated them to key stakeholders.

Kept complete and up-to-date monthly Purchase Order Tracking records for follow-up, fast tracking, and accomplishment reporting. This enabled timely and accurate status marking of all procurement with end users for better planning.

Prepared bids, requests for quotes and proposals, including precise specifications, supporting spreadsheets, comparisons, recommendations, and justifications, and issued purchase orders. This facilitated the timely delivery of quality goods thus enabling better project support.

Reviewed and evaluated contracts, issued award letters and purchase orders, negotiated prices and terms, and determined source validity to ensure supplier compliance.

Procurement Officer

ZOA Relief Hope and Recovery

Juba, South Sudan Sep 2010 to Sep 2013

Identified potential suppliers in the market with the Support Services Coordinator and developed pre-qualified supplier lists for major item categories and maintained Supplier Lists.

Received PR, BOQ, MoU and TOR with clear specifications, financial codes and appropriate signatories at PO and respective ADPs.

Prepared price inquiries that corresponded with respective purchase requisitions to enable end users to purchase goods aligned with their budgets, and curb over spend.

Facilitated evaluation and selection of suppliers and prepared price comparisons and related paperwork along with Support Services Team both in direct purchases and competitive purchases among other forms thus simplifying decision making.

Maintained records on assigned commodities; validated, reconciled, and processed reports, vendor invoices, and payment documents in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines.

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