Factors Influencing Effective Implementation of Procurement Practices In Non-Governmental Organizations: A Case of Caritas Rumbek
This research established the factors influencing effective implementation of procurement practices in non-governmental organizations with a focus on Caritas Rumbek. This study adopted a descriptive research design because it provided flexibility and it helped the researcher to conduct an in-depth research. Effective procurement practices play a vital role in the performance of organizations. For the function to realize its aim properly it has to be effectively managed. The specific objectives that guided the study are; to establish the influence of staff competency; technology adoption; top management support and organizational culture on effective implementation of procurement practices in Non-governmental Organization a case of Caritas Rumbek. The study targeted 120 respondents from the procurement, finance and marketing departments. The Data collected was analyzed for descriptive statistics mainly; ratios, frequencies, percentages and inferential statistics for instance correlations and regression analysis which were used to establish the relationship between the variables involved. The study findings revealed that the study variables, that is, staff competency, technology adoption, top management support and organizational culture have a positive significant influence on implementation of effective procurement. The study recommends that there is a need for the management of humanitarian NGOs to improve staff competency, the management of Caritas Rumbek and other NGOs should improve technology adoption as well as top management support as well as improvement in organizational culture.
Keywords: Staff competency, Technology adoption, Top Management Support, Organizational Culture, Effective procurement