USAID/GUINEA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION:     

CCN ACQUISITION AND ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST

Position is open to all Guinean nationals and those eligible for permanent residence and authorization to work in Guinea

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: SOL-72067522R10001

BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

FSN-11 level: The Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Full Performance Level/FPL) is located in the USAID/Guinea & Sierra Leone Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The function of the Office is to provide Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) support to Technical Offices and Development Objective (DO) Teams in the Mission, and in any Offices that may be supported by the Mission. The primary purpose of this position is to support the cognizant Mission Contracting/Agreement Officer (CO/AO), by performing a variety of A&A duties including, writing grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other procurement instruments, and preparing amendments/modifications to procurement instruments in support of the Mission. The Specialist reviews and recommends approval or revision of requisitions in the Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS); reviews and recommends approval or revision of statements of work (SOW); drafts requests for proposal or quotations; performs cost and price analysis; analyzes proposals or quotes received; drafts contracts and contract modifications; analyzes budgets; recommends special contract requirements; writes Memoranda of Negotiation; and, prepares other required documentation. The Specialist maintains up-to-date contract files and records, manages Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs), and supports award closeouts. The Specialist provides guidance to supported Teams related to award modifications.

FSN-10 level: The Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Intermediate Level/IL) is located in the USAID/Guinea & Sierra Leone

Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The function of the Office is to provide Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) support to Technical Offices and Development Objective (DO) Teams in the Mission, and in any Offices that may be supported by the Mission. The primary purpose of this position is to support the cognizant Mission Contracting/Agreement Officer (CO/AO), by performing a variety of A&A duties including, writing grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other procurement instruments, and preparing amendments/modifications to procurement instruments in support of the Mission. The Specialist reviews and recommends approval or revision of requisitions in the Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS); reviews and recommends approval or revision of statements of work (SOW); drafts A&A solicitation documents; performs cost and price analysis; analyzes A&A offers or applications received; drafts A&A award instruments and modifications; analyzes budgets; recommends special A&A award requirements; writes memoranda of negotiation; and, prepares other required documentation. The Specialist maintains up-to-date A&A files and records, manages Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs), and supports award closeout. The Specialist provides guidance to supported Teams related to award modifications. The Specialist is responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities under the mentorship of more senior Office employees.

FSN-09 level: The Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Entry Level/EL) is located in the USAID/Guinea & Sierra Leone Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The function of the Office is to provide Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) support to Technical Offices and Development Objective (DO) Teams in the Mission, and in any Offices that may be supported by the Mission. The primary purpose of this position is to support the cognizant Mission Contracting/Agreement Officer, by performing a variety of A&A duties including, writing grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other procurement instruments, and preparing amendments/modifications to such instruments in support of the Mission. The Specialist reviews and recommends approval or revision of requisitions in the Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS); reviews and recommends approval or revision of statements of work (SOW); drafts A&A solicitation documents; performs cost and price analysis; analyzes A&A offers or applications received; drafts A&A award instruments and modifications; analyzes budgets; recommends special A&A award requirements; writes memoranda of negotiation; and, prepares other required documentation. The Specialist maintains up-to-date A&A files and records, manages Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs), and supports award closeout. The Specialist provides guidance to supported Teams related to A&A award modifications. The Specialist is responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities under the mentorship of more senior Office employees.

Education:  Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree or the equivalent of a four-year US college/university (or equivalency accreditation if a non-US institution) degree is required. Note: Additional education will NOT be substituted for Experience.

Work experience A minimum of five years (FSN-11 level), four years (FSN-10 level), three years (FSN-9 level) of progressively responsible experience in acquisition and assistance, development assistance, or a position that requires closely related skills, such as program management, law, or financial management, is required. One year of this experience must have been gained working in a position equivalent to no less than the next lower level of FSN responsibility in this or an occupation that requires similar skills, within a USG organization, the host government, private sector, or within an international or donor organization. Note: Additional experience will NOT be substituted for Education.

Language ProficiencyFluent in English and French, both oral and written, are required. The oral proficiency will be assessed as part of the interview process.

DEADLINE TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS March 24, 2022, midnight local time

HOW TO APPLY:  Interested applicants MUST submit a complete application package which includes:

o    A cover letter

o    Copies of relevant Academic Degrees, certificates, and other related documents

o    Letter of interest

o    An AID 309-2 form

o    A detailed resume

o    3 References

To ensure consideration of applicants for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any cover letter, as well as using the address/delivery point specified in this solicitation

All the above-mentioned documents are REQUIRED, must be SIGNED and should be addressed to the Human Resources Office, USAID Guinea/Sierra Leone via this email address – conakrypscjobs@usaid.gov

▪          A copy of the Solicitation listing all duties and responsibilities can be found at USAID https://www.usaid.gov/guinea/work-with-us/careers  or on the US Embassy website https://gn.usembassy.gov/jobs/

▪          Form AID 309-2 can be found at:  https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

Due to the number of applications, we receive, only applicants who have been short-listed will be contacted by USAID/Guinea

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