U.S. Mission, Uganda
Number: 017-2011 Date: 3/28/2011
OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates
OPENING AND CLOSING DATES: March 28-April 8, 2011
POSITION LOCATION: USAID, Office of Acquisition &Assistance
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week
POSITION GRADE: FSN-10 (Ugshs. 54,522,809 to 78,523,720 p.a. inclusive of allowances).
USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Acquisition & Assistance Specialist.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent performs technical and procurement management work that supports the USAID/Uganda Acquisition & Assistance (A&A) team. Technical work involves supporting the preparation, control, and review of procurement documents and reports related to planning strategies and appropriate solicitation documents, conducting the analysis, evaluation, and negotiation of a wide variety of acquisition and assistance documents; maintains various procurement files and responsible for the distribution and follow-up of official copies of A&A documents to permit the implementation and payment actions; or perform other similar work in support of implementation and operation of mission programs.
This position is a part of an established career ladder, which provides for the potential to progress to the FSN-11 grade level. Promotion to the FSN-11 grade level is expected, and failure to achieve that higher level of performance may be the basis for reassignment, change to lower grade, or dismissal.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education Required: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or the host-country equivalent formal education in a relevant field, such as business administration, economics, finance, marketing, commerce, accounting, international trade, industrial management, law or other related field is required. Possession of a Master’s of Business Administration, Master of Arts or Master of Science in related field highly desirable.
2. Work Experience: Two years in a progressively responsible work situation in USAID Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) is required. This experience must have been gained in a USAID contracting/A&A office.
3. Language Requirement: This position requires Level IV (fluency) in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of additional languages common in Uganda is desired.
4. Knowledge: Knowledge of USAID and Federal regulations and procedures for a broad range of acquisition instruments and assistance agreements, and a general knowledge of the Mission’s portfolio and USAID’s program/project policies, procedures, goals, priorities is required. This includes familiarity with USAID/W multiple award contracts; knowledge of U.S. and local business practices and procedures; knowledge of local and regional market conditions and norms; knowledge of cost principles and requirements, cost/pricing structures, negotiation methods and techniques; and knowledge of U.S., regional and local market pricing practices.
5. Skills and Abilities: This position requires good organizational, analytical, negotiating, time management, strong proofreading , and attention to detail skills. The potential to acquire the ability to plan and administer acquisition activities, and provide acquisition assistance and support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner. The potential to gain the ability to apply contracting regulations, procedures, and policies to individual acquisition and assistance programs. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY AND HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS throughout all phases of acquisition and assistance actions. An ability to deal effectively with high-level representatives of the US and Regional business community, with senior managers in the USAID Mission and with senior level host government representatives is required.
This position requires solid computer skills to utilize public, high-visibility, externally monitored electronic resources via the web, especially those pertaining to procurement related topics and those used to generate awards.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include the following documentation
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.
Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
2. By Fax:
0414-341-863 - ATTENTION: HR
3. Or by e-mail:
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: April 8, 2011