Chemonics is an international development consulting firm, based in Washington, D.C. Its mission, then and now, is to promote meaningful change around the world, helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.
Chemonics International is hiring for a new USAID program that aims to support the new government, civil society organizations and independent media to advance key transition priorities. The implementation of this program requires a highly integrated and dynamic team approach to creative, coordinated, and effective program implementation in order to meet the program’s objectives.
31 July 2021
The USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) Transition to New Sudan (TNS) program aims to support the consolidation of Sudan’s democratic transformation through activities that 1. enable the civilian-led government to demonstrate progress on key transition processes; 2. strengthen civic engagement; and 3. expand independent media. TNS is expanding programmatic activities into Darfur, South Kordofan, and Kassala states. The Procurement Officer (PO) will report directly to the Implementation Director (ID) or her designee and will work closely with a Grants Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer and Program Development Officer to support procurement under programmatic activities to achieve TNS objectives.
Duties and responsibilities:
Contributes to a wide range of procurements to support program implementation, working closely with the procurement manager, senior staff, and the rest of the program and operations teams.
Preserves the integrity of the procurement process, including drafting project procurement documents
Maintains clear and concise procurement files that document project compliance with USAID rules and regulation, Chemonics policies and procedures, as well as local, third country, or US government rules that affect the procurement process
Conducts market research as required
Works directly with local, regional, or international vendors and service providers to obtain quotations and/or to initiate procurements of commodities or services
Monitors contracts and purchase orders and conducts follow-up as necessary to ensure compliance with terms and conditions
Processes vouchers and payment requests
Organizes and participates in internal evaluation committees
Ensures project staff or the project itself does not engage in any procurement-related conflict of interests and ensure the project’s procurement process is open and transparent
Works with project leadership to answer any questions or provide USAID/OTI with any requested information about the procurement process
Assist the grants team to educate grantees on procurement issues, as needed
Participates and provides input into the development of the program strategic framework, objectives, and proposes concepts for yellow light
Travels around the region to facilitate each step of the procurement process (solicitation, evaluation, and delivery).
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
At least 2 years of experience in relief, development assistance, and/or the procurement of goods and services
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience leading procurements for international companies and/or organizations preferred
Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and great attention to detail
Capable of quickly performing multiple tasks simultaneously
Fluent Arabic and strong English language skills required
Please submit your CV and cover letter through Sudanjob.net by July 15, 2021 for consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Only final candidates will be contacted for interviews