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Dr. Charles Kalinzi is a Senior teaching fellow- procurement. He is also serving as a course leader for Business and Supply chain Management undergraduate course and a post-doc researcher. His PhD research focused on the topic of exploring the nature, magnitude and quantifying the performance expectations gap in community roadworks contracts, using a mixed methods sequential exploratory approach; in trying to understand its causes and potential effects and implications to the community roadworks sector.


Charles joined University of Portsmouth in January 2023, having completed a PhD in public procurement from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, an MBA in management of Government Procurement from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands and a BSc degree in Mathematics from Makerere University. Charles previously served as a specialist procurement consultant in strategic and operational procurement, lectured purchasing and supply chain management courses at all levels in many Ugandan Institutions of higher learning and served as HOD, Procurement & and Supply chain, from 2006 to 2016, before embarking on a PHD. His current research and publications focus on procurement professionalism, Strategic Procurement & Supply Management related areas. Charles is operationally familiar with the procurement rules of the Ugandan Government, Rwandan, Tanzanian, Malawi, Zambia and Kenya, ADB and the European Commission, and regularly got involved in development, implementation and follow-up of procurement training programs and assessing national training needs in procurement & logistics management, policies and strategies to improve Uganda’s public procurement and logistics sub-sector.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Performance expectations gaps in public works contracts in Uganda's District Local Governments, Makerere University

Aug 2017Dec 2022

Award Date: 16 Feb 2023

Cert, Advanced Public Procurement, International Development Law organization (IDLO)

Oct 2012Nov 2012

Award Date: 20 Nov 2012

Cert, Procurement Strategy Development, United Nations Development Programme

Feb 2011Mar 2011

Award Date: 25 Mar 2011

PgDIP, Graduate Diploma in Purchasing & Supply, Chartered institute of Purchasing & Supply, UK

Mar 2007Jun 2007

Award Date: 20 Jun 2007

MBA, How group sourcing benefits small organisations in Uganda: The case of private wholesale and retail pharmacies in Kampala District., Maastricht School of Management

Aug 2004Nov 2005

Award Date: 30 Nov 2005

PG Diploma, Education, Kyambogo University

Aug 2001Sept 2002

Award Date: 25 Feb 2003

Cert, Project Planning & Management, Kyambogo University

Mar 2002Jun 2002

Award Date: 20 Jun 2002

BSc (Hons), Makerere University

Aug 1995Sept 1998

Award Date: 4 Jan 1999

External positions

Lecturer, Kyambogo University

26 Apr 201031 Dec 2022

Assistant Lecturer, Kyambogo University

27 Mar 20091 Apr 2010

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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