Creative Associates seeks a Procurement Manger for an upcoming USAID-funded Task Order in Colombia. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for managing a team of Procurement Officers and overseeing the Contract's overall procurement processes, ensuring the procurements of goods and services are in line with the budget and projection, and providing regular procurement mentoring to project staff to support project implementation.
USAID/Colombia's Venezuela Response and Integration (VRI) IDIQ will help Colombia respond to the social, political, and economic disruption caused by sustained mass migration from Venezuela. VRI will increase socio-economic integration by strengthening public systems and economic.
The initial $36-$40 million Task Order, Migration Management, will support the national-level policy framework needed to formalize migrants, build local government capacity to meet receptor community needs, and counter xenophobia. Migration Management will help create the legislative and administrative framework and eliminate barriers to carry out subsequent VRI IDIQ TOs that strengthen economic opportunities and health and education services. Task Order will strengthen Colombian Government's migration management capacity to document and track migrants and refer them to municipal level services, and to promote social integration and acceptance of migrants.
Reporting and Supervision:
The Procurement Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP).
- Manage and oversee the procurement team and support the Chief of Party (COP), DCOP, and technical teams in procurement needs;
- Approve procurement requests and ensure procurement files, including solicitations, proposals, evaluations, award documents, official contracts and correspondence on all procurements, are in line with USAID and Creative policies and local law;
- Provide support to the DCOP in programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties; and liaise with USAID and government stakeholders to respond to their informational, data and monitoring requirements;
- Develop and deliver reports and written documentation related to technical activities to be reported to USAID, including weekly, quarterly and annual reports, and all relevant project deliverables; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
A minimum of bachelor's degree in related field preferred;
At least five (5) years of relevant work experience, including at least three (3) years of experience managing and supervising a team;
Experience working on USAID or similar internationally funded programs;
Strong knowledge of donor procurement rules and regulations;
Strong ability to use and develop management and tracking systems;
Strong communication skills;
Oral and written working proficiency in English and Spanish;
Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions; and
Ability to travel internationally or domestically upon short notice.
Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.