JOB: USAID Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support Project

Source: Mailist – May 14, 2011

Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Procurement Officer on our USAID Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support Project (USAID  IFACS). The USAID IFACS Project is a 4-year project designed to support USAID Indonesia’s Country Program Strategy 2009 – 2014, Objective 2:  “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources”, Intermediate Result 1 “Improved Management of Forest Ecosystems”. USAID IFACS seeks to reduce the threats  of deforestation and climate change, and help the Government of Indonesia (GOI) conserve the country’s tropical forests, wildlife, and ecosystem processes  (including carbon sequestration).

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Report to: COP
Duty Station: Jakarta

JOB SUMMARY:
The Procurement Officer reports to the Chief of Party in the Jakarta Office. Her/his role is to manage the procurement process of goods and services in a transparent, effective and efficient manner in support of USAID IFACS operations.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Contracts
1. Thoroughly familiarize her/himself with detailed systems and procedures for management of local subcontracts, including preparation of subcontract templates and other compliance-related documents related to the solicitation, review, and approval of subcontracts, as well as the administration, and monitoring of subcontracts;
2. Assist the Chief of Party (COP) in provision of on-going training to USAID IFACS administrative and technical staff in the area of local subcontracting;
3. Draft contract agreements and other compliance-related documents as needed, ensuring that all documents are in compliance with USAID regulations, Federal  Acquisition Regulations (FAR) requirements, and ARD home office procedures;
4. Assist the COP in the management of the RFP and bid analysis process;
5. Work closely with USAID IFACS technical and financial staff to make sure technical and financial attachments to all agreements are clear, concise and complete, to ensure effective and efficient subcontract development;
6. Assist COP in effective and efficient subcontracts approval, disbursement, and compliance;
7. As directed by COP, and in coordination with M&E Specialist, participate in the monitoring and evaluation of subcontract implementation;
8. Enter all relevant data in subcontract database, in a complete, accurate, and timely manner;
9. Extract reports from database, as required, which includes the monthly submission of the Subcontractor report.

Procurement
1. Thoroughly familiarize her/himself with detailed systems and procedures for management of procurement of goods and services;
2. Assist the Chief of Party with Request for Quotations (RFQ) and bid analysis process in compliance with procedures and regulations;
3. Draft purchase orders and other compliance-related documents as needed;
4. Ensure that all local project procurement complies with ARD home office procedures and USAID regulations;
5. Ensure the effective and efficient reception of goods;
6. Assist the COP in providing on-going training to USAID IFACS administrative staff in the application of procurement procedures;
7. Manages inventory spreadsheet and prepares property purchase report
8. Prepare reports reflecting quantity, status and location of the inventory items and provide suggestions to the management about maintenance and repair of  inventory item, its disposal and effective use. Liaise with Home Office on inventory plus property management.
9. Prepare loss reports and seek approval of the concerned supervised for the reasonable losses. Ensure that inventory database is updated immediately after  recording the loss.
10. Prepare claims for the stolen or hijacked property and send it to management
11. Conduct inventory check on a quarterly basis by physical counting of all commodities, and verifying that there name, tag number, location, and condition are on  the master inventory list.

Other
1. Assist COP with the preparation of detailed Procurement Plan;
2. Conduct other activities as requested by the COP.

QUALIFICATIONS: (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS)
Education: University degree in administration, or similar field (relevant experience and another university degree may substitute for the degrees mentioned).

Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years experience in an equivalent position. Experience working in a similar position for an NGO or an international organization is preferred. Must also have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.

Skills: Knowledge of USAID Procurement regulations for procurement of goods and services. Able to communicate fluently effectively both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team. Must also be able to create a supportive working relationship among all project teams.

Languages: Excellent Language proficiency in spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia and English.

TO APPLY
Please email full, current CV in reverse chronological format with 3 references, a brief cover letter explaining why you are qualified for the position to  ljalius@ifacs.or.id <mailto:ljalius@ifacs.or.id> referring to Procurement Officer in the subject line. Candidates best meeting position requirements will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations- in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission  and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an  Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

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