USAID Experienced Procurement Manager/Senior Manager

Posted by: Counterpart International

Arlington, VA, US

Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

For more information on Counterpart, please visit our website at www.Counterpart.org

Summary:

Counterpart International is currently seeking a Procurement Manager/Senior Manager. This is a full time position based in Arlington, VA. The successful candidate is responsible for overseeing Counterpart Headquarters and global procurement processes. The Procurement Manager will also be responsible for integrating fraud awareness and ethical business conduct into trainings and providing expertise in Counterpart’s response to any allegations of fraud or misconduct in the procurement or grant making life cycle. This position will report to the Senior Director, Agreement Management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and recommend changes to Counterpart’s procurement policies and procedures. Participate in developing and communicating strategies across Counterpart to influence and affect change to improve compliance and mitigate corporate risk, including but not limited to harmonization of processes, methods and standards.
  • Develop and maintain tools, templates and job aids for procurement processes.
  • Provide expert advice and interpretation on OMB Circulars, CFR, Uniform Guidance, FAR, AIDAR and other pertinent U.S. federal regulations.
  • Oversee the procurement process of goods and services, including consultants, for Counterpart Headquarters.
  • Design, prepare or review scopes of work and/or technical specifications and solicitation documents for procurements in collaboration with the requesting team. Ensure presentation of the solicitation meets requirements of quality assurance, delivery, and transparency.
  • Review budgets, quotations, conduct negotiations, and cost analysis to recommend vendors and consultants for delivery of goods and materials.
  • Maintain comprehensive central procurement files, including solicitations, proposals, evaluations, award documents, official contracts and correspondence on all procurements, following Counterpart’s policies.
  • Spearhead procurement training initiatives for Counterpart Headquarters and/or project staff.
  • Review existing company policies and identify policies and procedures to promote ethical conduct to prevent, detect, and respond to misconduct.
  • In collaboration with a cross-functional team, respond to reported violations of Counterpart’s policies and code of ethics, or refer reports to compliance subject matter experts for action.
  • Establish and maintain a database of ethics reports, disclosures, and other data requested by management.
  • Coordinate and/or directly conduct internal reviews of alleged misconduct.
  • Travel to field project offices for short term technical assistance, such as during start up, close out or surge support.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience is required in U.S. government procurement; procurement experience with other international donors preferred.
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in a U.S. government acquisition and assistance (grants and contracts) environment, preferably with USAID and USDA.
  • Proven working to expert knowledge in OMB Circulars, 2 CFR 200, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other U.S. and international contracts or applicable laws.
  • Experience in fraud awareness and ethical conduct training (preferred).
  • Experience in reviewing allegations of fraud or ethical misconduct in grants and/or contracts.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to handle a portfolio of high-priority procurements.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to independently manage deadline-oriented tasks.
  • Ability to coach, train and mentor Headquarters and international staff.
  • Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to exercise discretion.
  • Ability to travel internationally.

Preferred:

  • A Master’s degree (or its equivalent) is preferred.
  • Fluency in a second language [e.g. French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic] is preferred

Please apply online at https://rew12.ultipro.com/COU1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*2987B0955B8814C8

No calls or emails please.

Counterpart International is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of Counterpart International to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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