Acquisition and Assistance Specialist, FSN Grade 11
Initial Grade Level : FSN-09
Vacancy Announcement : No. 2016-24
Opening Date : November 16, 2016
Closing Date : December 1st, 2016 at 12:00
Work Hours : Full-time ; 40 hours/week
The incumbent is a professional Acquisition & Assistance (A&A) Specialist and has responsibility for managing the procurement portfolio for USAID/Burundi. The USAID/Burundi Acquisition and Assistance unit provides support to the USAID/Burundi technical staff. The incumbent shall be required to perform independently in a program requiring complicated and sensitive contracting operations. In this portfolio, most of the acquisition and assistance processes involve complex, multi-million dollar contracts, grants and cooperative agreements, many of which are structured with a prime contractor/grantee having two or more subcontractors/sub-grantees and requiring substantial contract administration.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
Education : The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Political Science, international relations, international procurement, supply chain management, social science, or a related field. Specialized training in USG acquisition is desirable, but can occur after employment. Work Experience : Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible, professional experience. At least 2, preferably 3, years of them must be in procurement in a professional capacity with USG or similar international organization. Language Proficiency : Level IV (four) English ability required and Level IV (four) French Ability required. Level III (good working knowledge, speaking, and writing) of one of the major local languages in country (Kirundi or Kiswahili).
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
The application form is available at http://burundi.usembassy.gov/employment-opportunities.html. Interested applicants for this position must submit the DS-174 application form and a current résumé or curriculum vitae that provides additional information.