Contract Specialist (Deadline Extended)
USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives
About the organization
In support of U.S. foreign policy, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. We work in critical crises at critical times to make critical differences that help countries transition from conflict and turmoil toward peace and democracy. Our programs put comparatively small amounts of money on small targets, stressing speed, calculated risk-taking and innovation, to strengthen the resilience of our partners and beneficiaries, keeping transitional countries on a positive trajectory.
Under the direct supervision of the Washington-based Management Bureau Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA), the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), OTI Contracting Officer or his/her designee, the Contract Specialist will:
At the GS-11 level:
● Advise the program office on the acquisition and assistance instruments available for use in the implementation of development assistance activities. Assist in the identification of the most appropriate procurement instrument for the specific program objective being addressed;
● Assist technical offices in generating the requisition package to ensure compliance with agency acquisition and assistance policies, regulations and procedures, assist in reviewing acquisition and assistance documents including but not limited to scopes of work, instructions to offers, program statements, and individual acquisition plans, to ensure that performance requirements are clearly stated and contractible;
● Assist OAA staff with the preparation and publication of solicitation documents, ensuring that federal requirements for competition have been adequately addressed; schedule publication/dissemination of solicitation announcements; monitor receipt of offers submitted in response to solicitations; assist in the preparation of documents associated with the technical evaluation of proposals received;
For a full list of duties, please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.
At a minimum, the offeror must have:
At the GS-11 level:
1. A Master’s Degree with three (3) years of work experience;
A Bachelor’s Degree with four (4) years of work experience
2. At least two (2) years of work experience directly related to contracting work, such as issuing or responding to solicitations for cost reimbursement or time and materials contracts, negotiating cost/price, terms or other elements of such contracts to detail;
At the GS-12 level:
1. A Master’s Degree with four (4) years of work experience;
A Bachelor’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience
2. At least three (3) years of work experience directly related to contracting work, such as issuing or responding to solicitations for cost reimbursement or time and materials contracts, negotiating cost/price, terms or other elements of such contracts to detail;
Contact email: [email protected]
Please see the solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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