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Charles is a dedicated procurement professional and a lecturer with a track record of success in the fields of supplier selection, contract evaluations, negotiations, and procurement and supplier audits and appraisals. He has exceptional organizational skills and extensive experience with public and private sector procurement in various countries in Africa and beyond. All this is aimed at achieving improved service delivery in Uganda. <br /><br />Charles has worked as a specialist procurement consultant and has over 12 years local and international exposure in strategic and operational procurement with extensive expertise in the construction, design and implementation of public sector procurement reform programmes and systems, with focus on the institutional framework and the strengthening of procurement capacities in developing countries especially in the Sub Saharan Africa.<br /><br />Charles has lectured purchasing and supply chain management courses at very many Ugandan Institutions of higher learning like Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Uganda Management Institute, Nakawa Institute of Business Studies among others. He is presently the Head of Department of Procurement, Marketing and Supply chain, a post he has held since 2006 at the second biggest public University in Uganda. He lectures at post-graduate and under-graduate levels in Strategic Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. His current research and publications focuses on Strategic Procurement & Supply Management related areas. <br /><br />Charles is familiar with the procurement rules of the Ugandan Government, Rwandan, Tanzanian, Malawi, Zambia and Kenya, ADB and the European Commission. Charles has undoubted practical and operational understanding of major purchasing and contracting initiatives within oil & gas, waste management, logistics, environmental and education fields. Charles has also played leading roles in several competitive outsourcing initiatives and developed procurement best practice strategies and guides, including private procurement Directives for large national public sector organizations. <br /><br />Charles has also been a lead examiner for professional procurement qualifications and has created staff baseline competency development tools to measure and improve procurement performance. Charles is also assisting in the development, implementation and follow-up of procurement training programs at Kyambogo University. He has been involved in assessing the national training needs in the area of procurement and logistics management and formulating training plans, policies and strategies to improve Uganda’s public procurement and logistics sub-sector<br />
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charles Kalinzi


Makerere University
Public procurement
Maastricht School of Management
Government Procurement

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Lecturer & PhD stusent