Procurement & Logistics Specialist Jobs in Kenya
Procurement & Logistics Specialist Jobs in Kenya
Job Summary: The Power Africa Off-grid (PAOP) Project Subcontracts Specialist will work together with US based subcontracts team and the PAOP Technical Advisors to provide technical assistance to support the project’s subcontract and procurement needs.
The position will focus on assisting in the negotiation and execution of subcontract agreements to ensure compliance of USAID and RTI regulations and organizational procurement policies.
This is a full-time position based in Pretoria, South Africa OR Nairobi, Kenya.
The position will be offered on a 1-year fixed term local national employment contract (which may be renewable).
The local (in-country) compensation package will be applied per the final candidate selection and location.
Applicants eligible to work in South Africa or Kenya are eligible to apply to this position.
Collaborate with RTI project teams to understand and execute, upon project approval, subcontract and procurement needs.
Draft, negotiate, and execute standard and complex subcontract agreements.
Effectively advise and communicate RTI procurement policies and procedures to project staff.
Interpret and apply the relevant Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and client specific regulations to supplier agreements.
Verify that all procurements are approved and executed within USAID regulations and RTI procurement policies and procedures.
Perform supplier monitoring activities.
Support periodic external and internal audits and assist in development of processes that ensure compliance.
Assist project team in resolving issues with underperforming or problematic suppliers.
Collaborate with internal clients on needs assessment, market research, requirements generation, and sourcing strategies for potential solicitations for subcontracts (including procurements).
Manage interaction between prime contract proposal schedules and schedules for potential subcontract solicitations, eliminating conflicts if possible and mitigating conflicts to the maximum extent practicable.
Work under tight deadlines.
Advise technical staff on sourcing requirements, and advocate for competition to the maximum extent practicable.
Lead in negotiating price, schedule, and contractual terms consistent with internal client expectations and in accordance with FAR and internal procurement policies and procedures.
Use industry techniques and practices to establish fair and reasonable pricing positions and negotiation ranges.
Establish subcontract pricing structure (e.g., firm fixed price, time,
and materials, cost plus) appropriate to the risk allocated to potential subcontractors in solicitations.
Evaluate proposals from potential subcontractors for content and price reasonableness, including but not limited to conducting cost and/or price analysis.
Conduct fact-finding as needed to review basis of estimates and source documentation verifying proposal cost estimates.
Review technical analysis to assist in the evaluation of price/cost reasonableness in support of price negotiations with potential subcontractors.
Analyze requirements for subcontracting, and rationalize sourcing activities with consolidation of sources of supply and utilization of strategic sources of supply to the maximum extent practicable.
Minimum Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience.
Demonstrated solid understanding of U.S. governmental regulations to ensure compliance with relevant procurements.
Experience in supporting USAID funded projects, and/or other similar international work is highly preferred.
Working knowledge of sourcing and management of subcontracts preferred.
Ability to interpret, draft and negotiate complex procurement agreements.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships.
Extensive knowledge of procurement/contracts principles and terminology as well as basics of contracts administration and finance or accounting.
Knowledge of finance and accounting, with experience in budget negotiation.
Ability to perform duties that require close attention to detail, to prioritize workload and follow tasks through to completion.
Ability to understand prime contract contents to ensure lower tier procurements are compliant.
Ability to multi-task.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, project staff, suppliers, and clients.
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