Partner Officer, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program

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ROLE’S PURPOSE:The Partner Officer will help the Partner team ensure that all procurement documentation is accurate and complete before goes to finance for payment on a regular basis and achieved according to project deadlines. The individual will ensure that all procurement actions are compliant with FAR and AIDAR regulations.

OBJECTIVES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide assistance to the partner team in database entry, procurement tracking, and reporting.
  • Maintain integrity of procurement system and files in compliance with DAI practices and policies and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Maintain procurement activity tracker and provide regular updates on status to the Partner Manager and relevant technical staff.
  • Review procurement documents in TAMIS as well as hard copy files to ensure all backup documents are included in compliance with the project Field Operations Manual, and revise/correct as required.
  • Report accurate financial data to the Finance Manager on planned procurement activities.
  • Assist with the preparation of source selection memos which provide clear justification for the selection of vendor/local subcontractor.
  • Assist with responding to bidders’ queries and feedback on the evaluation process
  • Review Procurement documents in SharePoint drive to ensure all relevant documents are present
  • Other duties as assigned by Partner Manager or Senior Leadership team.

REPORTING:

The Partner Officer will report to a Partner Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of experience in procurement
  • Experience supporting procurement & acquisition aspects of USAID-funded projects, including an understanding of applicable procurement-related USG & Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regulations
  • Working knowledge of internal controls and audit processes (e.g. procurement, local subcontract agreements, etc.)
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills as well as exceptional customer relations (both internally & externally); provides sound business judgment and contractual oversight
  • An extremely well-organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

How to apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Select the position in which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information, and upload CV. Please indicate what location you are applying for. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as interviews will be conducted soon. Please note, due to the volume of applications that we receive and the urgency to fill-up positions, only shortlisted applicants will receive notification on next steps.

APPLICATION LINK:

https://fs23.formsite.com/OLJTgx/ou4okn5uff/index.html

ORGANIZATION AND VALUES:

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

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