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SCOPE OF WORK
Procurement & Logistics Officer
AECOM is implementing the Somalia TIS+ Project to promote good governance and community cohesion. USAID/EA’s Somalia Office anticipates the need for quick impact stabilization activities will continue given the fragile nature of the nascent government and the existence of an insurgency in parts of South Central Somalia. At the same time, Somalia, particularly under the New Deal and the new internationally recognized government, is looking to move from crisis and stabilization to medium and longer-term development. The objectives of this contract are to: 1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets; 2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth; 3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future; and 4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.
The Procurement & Logistics Officer is responsible for all day to day procurement activities in support of the Mogadishu office’s operations and associated program needs. This position reports to the Nairobi-based Procurement Manager and is backstopped by the Nairobi procurement office in all respects. The P&LO will adhere to all AECOM and applicable USG regulations regarding the requisitioning, soliciting, evaluating and awarding of all subcontracts, call orders and/or Purchase Orders.
This position will be based in Mogadishu.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
o Ensure Suppliers/Agencies/Sub-contractors selection made to the most qualified and cost effective vendors.
o Ensure procurements are conducted in accordance with approved protocols and procedures and in adherence to applicable USG regulations governing the process.
o Write, review and properly file all procurement-related documentation from requisition to inventory entry, disposition, and contract close out.
o Work closely with program/operations team to develop quarterly/annual procurement plans (based on grant kick-off meetings, implementation plans and work plans) to ensure timely delivery of the procured goods and/or services for program/operations activities.
o Exercise primary responsibility for procurement of services including research surveys for new suppliers/vendors and goods & services (quality, prices, availability) based on the most current market trends and analysis with accompanying report evidencing said trends.
o Track and evaluate vendor/subcontractor performance and improvements related to pricing, contractual terms, and/or scope of services, and prepare vendors/subcontractors performance
report based on the above criteria with marks & recommendations for future procurements & award.
o Manage & update procurement & logistics designed internal control system to ensure safeguarding of USAID and AECOM assets, preventing and detecting fraud/errors, procurement records are accurate/complete and up-to-date, well filed & stored, and in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and restrictions.
o Ensure that Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotations (RFQ) are technically prepared, evaluated and issued pursuant to applicable USAID regulations and the AECOM procurement manual.
o Prepare all contracts (for goods and/or service procurements) to ensure quality standards are met prior to submitting for review and approval as required by AECOM procedures.
o Follow & update TIS+ management on meetings with vendors, collect copies of contract awarded, and prepare the report of Sub-contractor’s performance at the conclusion of the contract while completing all requisite close-out paperwork.
o Supervise process of conducting regular vendor Pre-qualifications according to AECOM policies & time lines, and provide final update/report.
o In coordination with the Finance & Admin Assistant, initiating the payment procedure by submitting all necessary documents to the Finance Unit. This includes the Payment Request, Invoice, Waybill, and Purchase Order. The delivery of materials and the accuracy of the invoice must be verified.
o Set up and maintain a system for centralized management of all contracts including, but not limited to, service contracts.
o Efficient record keeping and management reporting, products, services availability, reliability, alternatives and market locations area.
o Manage the process of grants assets transfer of title according to AECOM policies & procedures; update the Grants non-expendable assets tracking sheet on monthly basis.
o Other duties as assigned.
The Procurement & Logistics Officer reports to the Procurement Manager or as designated when a contract is issued.
The Procurement & Logistics Officer must be an individual with sound judgment, good communication and team working skills, strong procurement, planning and coordination skills and good experience with USAID rules and regulations including compliance issues. In addition, the individual must meet the following minimum qualifications:
o A university degree related to Business Administration or related discipline
o 3-4 years of working experience in Procurement in a medium USAID funded project
o Knowledge of USAID and/or international donor procurement procedures is highly desired.
o Demonstrated ability to solve difficult procurement & logistics problems
o Oral and written fluency in English and Somali.
o Comprehensive knowledge of market and purchasing options and challenges in area of operation, as well as, local supply chain management.
o High level computer skills on MS Office applications (Excel, Word)
o Previous experience in conflict affected areas with limited infrastructure.
o Capacity to develop budgets, negotiate contracts, and make sound decisions.
o Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
o Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people decisions.
o Excellent English writing skills.
LEVEL OF EFFORT:
One year with possible extension up to three years.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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