Procurement and Logistics Officer
CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
Conflict Management Consulting (CMC) provides research, monitoring and evaluation, and technical assistance in challenging, conflict-affected and post-conflict areas. We work for international organizations, governments and civil society, deploying multinational and highly specialized teams of experts. Our staff offer in-depth thematic expertise in a number of areas, including on topics such as peacebuilding, stabilization, migration and social tensions/cohesion, and have served organizations across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
CAMRIS and CMC seek an Amman, Jordan-based Procurement and Logistics Officer for the upcoming USAID Syria Accountability and Research Team (USAID/ART). This will be a three-year activity to support the USAID Middle East Bureau (MEB) Syria program in its overall monitoring, evaluation and research, and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) needs.
The USAID/ART mechanism has several key tasks:
* Support development and annual review of performance monitoring plans (PMPs), the PMP learning agenda, evaluation questions, and task calendars.
* Support development of a system for collecting, analyzing and reporting activity-level data from multiple implementing partners.
* Conduct third party monitoring in Syria to verify if activities are taking place or have been completed and whether the interventions are effective in meeting objectives.
* Review activity-level MEL plans submitted by implementing partners and provide USAID activity managers with recommendations to address weaknesses, inconsistencies, and/or misalignment of indicators, and ensure consistency with USAID policy.
* Design and conduct sectoral and thematic assessments, baseline studies, ad hoc studies and quarterly public opinion polling in Syria.
* Strengthen the capacity of USAID/MEB and implementing partner (IP) staff to effectively monitor and evaluate progress on USAID/MEB’s Syria program.
* Propose, design and assist implementation of a wide range of innovative methods to support USAID/MEB’s CLA needs. Assess baseline data collection plans and collected data, identifying gaps and proposing assessments, surveys, and other data gathering.
* Support planning and conduct of Data Quality Assessments (DQAs), including making site visits to implementing partner field offices.
* This position is contingent upon contract award.
* Report to and take direction and guidance from the Operations Director on all matters relating to procurement and logistics.
* Respond to all procurement and logistical requests.
* Work in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and USAID regulations to prepare proper documents to procure commodities and services, and to ensure travel costs are within budget and US government maximum per diem and lodging rates.
* Assess existing logistics, including but not limited to facility and IT operations and maintenance, and develop improvement strategies on an on-going basis.
* Provide travel and logistical support to long-term staff and short-term consultants including arranging air travel, car rentals, meeting space and hotels.
* Assist in organizing workshops, meetings, and other events.
* Develop and maintain a commodity management and inventory tracking system.
* Conduct market research and identify available sources for commodities and services, including hotels, car rentals, and conference facilities; draft requests for bids or quotations; and determine the most reasonable, fair, and expeditious procurement.
* Work with vendors and service providers to procure commodities and services, inspect/accept goods, verify services, and monitor the use of the goods and services.
* Coordinate with the Finance Officer to ensure proper and timely payment is made to vendors.
* Review the logistics component of the activity’s budget proposals for consideration during budget review.
* Obtain, organize, and maintain necessary receipts and signatures for all materials, supplies, and equipment that are delivered.
* Perform other duties as requested by the Operations Director or Chief of Party.
* A bachelor’s degree in business, administration, finance or related field
* A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience in procurement and logistics, preferably with an international development organization.
* Knowledge of USAID procurement and travel policies and procedures.
* Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems independently and in collaboration with other office staff.
* Familiarity with commodity management and inventory tracking systems.
* Excellent market research, analytical and negotiating skills.
* Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office suite programs.
* Fluency in English and Arabic.
This position is limited to local applicants.
In addition to applying for this position through the CAMRIS Career Website, interested candidates should also send their resumes to [email protected].*