The Iraq Community Resilience Initiative – Ta’afi (ICRI-Ta’afi) is a United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) program implemented by Chemonics International in Iraq. ICRI-Ta’afi aims to increase stability in Iraq by supporting accelerated recovery in conflict-affected areas, improvement of the public’s perception of local leadership, and strengthened the social fabric of Iraqi communities.
The Procurement Officer (PO) reports to the Program Manager. The PO supervises the Procurement Associate.
Work Location and Number of Vacancies:
The position is based in Erbil-Iraq. (1) vacancy.
- Preserves the integrity of the procurement process, including drafting project procurement documents including all solicitations, negotiation memos, consents to subcontract, and waivers
- Maintains clear and concise procurement files that document project compliance with USAID rules and regulation, Chemonics policies and procedures, as well as local, third country, or US government rules that affect the procurement process
- Establishes clear and transparent procurement procedures
- Conducts market research as required
- Works directly with local, regional, or international vendors and service providers to obtain quotations and/or to initiate procurements of commodities or services
- Monitors contracts and purchase orders and conducts follow-up as necessary to ensure compliance with terms and conditions
- Processes vouchers and payment requests
- Organizes and participates in internal evaluation committees
- Ensures project staff or the project itself does not engage in any procurement-related conflict of interests and ensure the project’s procurement process is open and transparent
- Works with project leadership to answer any questions or provide USAID with any requested information about the procurement process
- Assist the grants team to educate grantees on procurement issues, as needed
- Participates and provides input into the development of the program strategic framework, objectives, and proposes concepts for yellow light.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree is required
- Minimum of at least two years of relevant experience, preferably working with USAID or other international-donor funded projects or NGOs in the field of subcontracts, grants, procurement, or related areas
- Strong organizational, management, and administrative skills
- Experience and/or good understanding of procurement, logistics, or program operations of international organizations.
- Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to maintain a rapid and demanding pace of work are also required
- Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, and partner institutions, including international and local NGOs, governmental entities, support organizations, and the general public
- Must be capable of lifting and moving items with a weight of 20 Kilograms
- Working proficiency in basic office computer applications including MS Word and Excel
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
- Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; written and oral fluency in Kurdish, and other local languages is a plus, but not required
Equal employment opportunities:
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.