Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Mar 2018
Solicitation #: 72DFFP18R00004
Salary Level: GS-14 ($114,590 – $148,967) equivalent level
Open: February 1, 2018 – March 15, 2018; 4:00 pm
The incumbent of this position works in the FFP Operations Division, serving as a Supply Chain Manager with responsibility for the Supply Chain Management Team. The Operations Division is entering a new phase with a broader scope that includes the creation of a Supply Chain Management strategy, the production of prepositioning warehouse strategies, the adaption of transportation modalities and/or routes to maximize economy, and the documentation of physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities or system flows.
Specifically, the incumbent must have demonstrated ability to perform analytical and evaluative work regarding supply chain management processes. The necessary analytical skills require the ability to address matters of problem mitigation, especially regarding time-sensitive action in order to ensure commodities are delivered or prepositioned appropriately. The incumbent must also be able to coordinate with division chiefs, field based staff, NGOs, partners, and a variety of other stakeholders in order to provide recommendations based on evaluation of program needs, analysis of historical data, assessment of forecasts’ potential effect on supply chain activities, and estimation of prices.
The work requires a high degree of initiative and judgment to assure effective preparation of information to inform decisions regarding food assistance programs and the determination of whether products are in compliance with specifications and program needs. The incumbent must have the ability to interact with a broad range of internal and external partners, clients, and function successfully as a member of a multi-functional team. The incumbent must also demonstrate resourcefulness and the ability to manage competing work priorities and work independently when required.
CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Supply Chain Manager provides guidance to senior management and office staff on issues related to supply chain management. The incumbent will supervise the Supply Chain Team and coordinate collaboration with other offices and departments, such as USAID’s Office of Transportation (M/OAA/T), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and ensure that the food technology specialist, nutrition specialists, and implementing partners are included in discussion regarding the identification or qualification of new suppliers.
The Supply Chain Manager streamlines data in order to produce regular and routine Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) reports specifically focused on performance metrics for measurement, comparison, and evaluation of supply chain factors. The Supply Chain Manager provides technical and managerial guidance with respect to all analytical outputs. The full range of specific duties, some of which are in direct support of FFP-funded programs and some in support of general FFP office responsibilities, are included in the solicitation at www.ffpjobs.com.
How to apply:
Qualified individuals are required to submit:
A complete, current resume. See cover page for resume requirements.
Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.
USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.
Your complete application package must be emailed by the closing date and time specified to:
FFP PSC Recruitment Team
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications.
Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to FFP PSC Recruitment Team via the information provided above. Further guidance on applying, including the detailed solicitation, AID 302-3 and a sample resume, can be found at www.ffpjobs.com.
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