Announcement Number: Yaounde-2023-024
Hiring Agency: Embassy Yaounde
Position Title: Procurement Supervisor – All Interested Candidates / All Sources
Open Period: May 4, 2023 – May 18, 2023 (Format MM/DD/YYYY)
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE – 0810 9
Salary: XAF FCFA16,396,963 /Per Year
Work Schedule: Full-time
Promotion Potential: LE-9
Duty Location(s): Yaounde, CM (1 vacancy)
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section, 000-000-0000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources • For USEFM – FP is 05. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is full-time (40 hours per week). The start date is within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
The Procurement Supervisor is responsible for direct supervision of four Locally Employed Staff Procurement Agents. The incumbent reports directly to the General Services Office (GSO) Principal Contracting Officer and directs the US Mission procurement program with an annual budget of approximately $15 million USD for supplies and recurring services. The Procurement Supervisor is a key Embassy advisor and provides advice and guidance to all sections at the highest level on contract issues. Duties include review of all solicitations, distribution of procurement assignments, monitoring of workflow and output, planning for end of year procurements, liaising with the Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE) on major contracts, and periodic review of existing contracts. Responsible for maintaining section coverage and training, drafting complex contract documents, negotiating complex contracts, and administering contracts from award through to contract close-out. Also responsible for update of policies and procedures within the unit.
Qualifications and Evaluations:
Requirements: • At least five (05) years of progressively responsible procurement experience including 2 years of general supervisory experience. • Incumbent must have excellent knowledge of applicable local laws and fiscal legislation governing commercial transactions in Cameroon and have sound knowledge of local market practices.
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related acquisition field is required.
Evaluations: • Fluency (Reading/Writing/Speaking) in English and Good Working Knowledge (Reading/Writing/Speaking) in French are required. This may be tested. • Must have strong leadership skills, with the ability to work within a performance management system and counsel staff, as necessary. Must have strong report writing skills and excellent judgment. Ability to deal with a complex range of administrative, fiscal, contractual, and procedural problems that could affect the operations of the office and impact on Mission objectives. • Must be able to negotiate persuasively with a range of people within the mission as well as with vendors and contractors. Requires excellent analytical and drafting skills as well as the ability to foresee possible implications of terms and conditions advanced by other parties during contractual negotiations. Must have ability to complete market and product research. Strong oral presentation skills
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