Job at USAID Rwanda:Acquisition and assistance specialist (Deadline:29-march-2019)

Job at USAID Rwanda:Acquisition and assistance specialist (Deadline:29-march-2019)

Job at USAID Rwanda:Acquisition and assistance specialist (Deadline:29-march-2019)


Position Title: Acquisition and Assistance Specialist

Career Ladder Position; Grades FSN-09; FSN-10; FSN-11

Annual Gross Salary Range: From 20,335,819FRW to 49,610,495FRW

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

USAID/Rwanda seeks an Ordinarily Resident individual with the required work authorization for employment as a Acquisition and Assistance Specialist. USAID/Rwanda is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, handicap, religion or national origin.


The Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Trainee) is located in the Office/Regional Office of Acquisition and Assistance, USAID/Rwanda. The function of the Office is to provide Acquisition and Assistance (procurement) support to Mission Technical Offices and Development Objective (DO) and Assistance Objective (AO) Teams in the Mission, and in any Regional Offices that may be supported by the Mission. The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of acquisition and assistance duties including writing grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other procurement instruments and preparing amendments in support of the Mission. The Specialist (Trainee) reviews and recommends approval or revision of requisitions in the Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS); reviews and recommends approval or revision of scopes of work (SOW); drafts requests for proposal or quote; performs cost and price analysis; analyzes proposals or quotes received; drafts contracts and contract modifications; analyzes contractor-proposed budgets; recommends revisions to various contract provisions; writes Memoranda of Negotiation; and, prepares other required documentation. The Specialist (Trainee) maintains contract files and records up to date, prepares Contractor Performance Reports (CPRs), and supports award closeouts. The Specialist (Trainee) provides guidance related to administrative award modifications. This position is a part of an established career ladder, which provides for the potential to progress to the FSN-10 and, subsequently, to the FSN-11 grade level. There is no potential for the Job Holder to become a permanent FSN-09 in this work assignment. Attainment of higher grade levels is contingent upon the Specialist (Trainee) successfully completing required training, meeting agree-upon objectives and milestones, and performing in a Fully Successful (or equivalent) manner. Promotion to the FSN-10 and to the target FSN-11 grade levels is not mandatory, and failure to achieve those high levels of performance may be the basis for dismissal.


a. Education: Possession of degree in accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or organization and management is required.

b. Prior Work Experience: Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in acquisition and assistance, development assistance, or a closely related field is required. One year of this experience must have been gained working in a position equivalent to no less than the next lower level of FSN responsibility in this or a related occupation, within a USG organization the Host Government, the private sector, or within an international or donor organization, in an English-language work environment.

c. Language Proficiency Level IV (Fluent) English and Kinyarwanda both oral and written, is required. English proficiency will be tested

TO APPLY Interested applicants must review the official solicitation for this position and submit all the required documents as outlined in Section IV, Presenting an Offer. The solicitation is available at the following link:…. A complete application package should be sent by email to [email protected] no later than 12:00 p.m. noon on March 29, 2019.



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