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USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Procurement Agent in the Executive Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.
OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates
POSITION: Procurement Agent – FSNPSC-09
CLOSING DATE: June 15, 2022 – 5:00 P.M. Kathmandu time
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: The Procurement Agent manages the entire procurement process for all USAID/Nepal procurements and performs a full range of operating expenses and program support procurements for commodities and services through various procurement channels available under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures Rules and the Commercial Act. Tools can include but are not limited to: purchase orders, service contracts, blanket purchase agreements, task orders, delivery orders, USG purchase card procurements, and procurements not covered under ICASS, petty cash purchases, and negotiated contracts. The procurement level is limited to the Simplified Acquisition warrant level of the EXO(s), currently set at $250,000. The Job Holder oversees and performs the design, negotiation, procurement, post-award administration, monitoring and closeout of contracts. The job holder procures both non-expendable and expendable property. The job holder is responsible for working with all sections and compiling the Mission’s yearly operating expense and program procurement plan. The job holder serves as one of the resident professionals for the Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS), directs staff using this system on the proper usage and monitors pending entries to ensure timely procurements.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: Business Management, Marketing, Accounting, Supply Management or any other purchasing and procurement related field is required.
- Prior Work Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in a procurement related field is required. Experience in a procurement related field with international or local organizations, host government, private sectors or other relevant sectors is required.
- Post Entry Training: Specialized training for Procurement, i.e., FAR Course (CON100, CON110, CON111 and CON112), Federal Contract Law, Administration of Cost Reimbursement Contracts, Simplified Acquisition Procedures.
Language Proficiency: Demonstrated fluency in both written and spoken English (Level IV) and Nepali (Level IV) is required.
- Job Knowledge: The job holder must have a comprehensive knowledge of procurement regulations including Simplified Acquisition and the commercial act, procedures, instructions and forms, GSA catalog, U.S. Federal Specifications & Standards, and contracting procedures and practices. A good understanding of shipping instructions and procedures are required. The job holder must possess excellent knowledge of the local market practices together with the capability and reliability of local suppliers. The job holder must understand local pricing customs and practices.
- Skills and Abilities: The job holder must demonstrate excellent negotiating skills, bargaining, influencing, persuading and the ability to inspire confidence. The job holder must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. The job holder must demonstrate a high level of accuracy, attention to details, punctuality, and time management. The job holder must demonstrate excellent analytical skills needed to analyze options, select best practices and perform tasks. The job holder must be able to track budget expenses, conduct market surveys, and demonstrate knowledge about manufacturing methods and procedures. The job holder must maintain good working relationships with various vendors; have excellent customer service standards and be able to operate in a high functioning team. The job holder must demonstrate a high level of professionalism in attitude and conduct as s/he will represent the United States Government when dealing and meeting with vendors and service providers. The job holder must have demonstrated time management skills to ensure work objectives for the section are attained. Demonstrated proficiency in the entire MS Office application suite will be advantageous.
The job holder through orientation and training must be able to promote a work environment that fosters respect for each other, equity, diversity, and inclusion and that does not tolerate harassment, exclusion, and inequality. The job holder must have demonstrated leadership in integrating and achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in their area of work and in the workplace.
A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal’s website at http://www.usaid.gov/nepal/careers or by requesting USAID/Nepal’s Human Resources Office (USAIDNepalHR@usaid.gov).
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume – not to exceed 3 pages – and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the full job description. Please provide names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well. Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal. Applications may be sent electronically to: USAIDNepalHR@usaid.gov
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process.
USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society. We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence. USAID/Nepal makes hiring decisions without regard for gender, gender identity, caste, race, ethnicity, disability, marital status, age (if over 40), or sexual orientation. Applicants from ALL backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Source: Kantipur Daily, 1 June 2022