Vaga Para Assistente Administrativo / Diretor de compras(m/f)

Vaga Para Assistente Administrativo / Diretor de compras(m/f)

Career Opportunities: Administrative Assistant / Procurement Officer

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Project Description

Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

Job Summary

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Procurement Officer to support the Mozambique VC Project in Quelimane, Mozambique. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Procurement Officer is responsible for the procurement of all commodities, materials, equipment and supplies and works closely with other functions of the project to ensure project wide procurement needs are met.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Performs local procurements of commodities, in collaboration with Home Office Finance and Administration Manager and Purchasing team
  • Collaborate with technical teams to draft commodity specification and service scope of work
  • Prepare and issue tender documents
  • Convene the procurement evaluation committee and facilitate the review and evaluation of procurements, as appropriate
  • Draft evaluation reports
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders
  • Initiate review and payment process for vendor invoices
  • Facilitate the customs clearance process for commodities purchased outside of Mozambique
  • Act as the point of contact with local vendors
  • Ensure all procurement actions are conducted in accordance with Abt policies and procedure and donor regulations
  • Supervise the Procurement and Logistics Officer

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Logistics, Business, Management, Administration, or other relevant field
  • At least six (6) years of relevant professional experience, with significant experience in the procurement and logistics of commodities
  • At least 2 years of experience at USAID-funded development programs, and thorough knowledge of Federal and AID Acquisition Regulations (FARs and AIDARs) is required
  • Demonstrated experience in warehouse/stores management
  • Excellent management, supervisory, organizational, computer, and writing skills
  • Portuguese and English language fluency

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or a high school diploma (based on level) and 2-4 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: Quilimane

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.