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Obirodh: Road to Tolerance Program,
The purpose of USAID’s Obirodh: Road to Tolerance Program is to identify and implement small grant activities that understand and challenge the drivers of violent extremism (VE) in Bangladesh. The program is built upon an active learning model that applies research and pilot community programs to test the existing thinking on how to prevent and counter violent extremism (P/CVE) to determine which approaches are most suited for Bangladesh. Although there is a growing body of PVE and VE research and literature, there is limited knowledge and understanding about the specific emerging trends and drivers within Bangladesh. The research will contribute to the design of pilot activities that will remain fast, collaborative, and innovative in addressing VE in Bangladesh.
The program initiated in the fall of 2017 and scheduled to end by the end of 2020. During the final half of implementation, Obirodh intends to focus working closely with local civil society organizations and government counterparts to enhance local understanding of VE and improve their capacity to independently prevent the spread of VE in Bangladesh.
**Please note: Only Bangladeshi citizens are eligible for this position. **
The Procurement Specialist will conduct all procurement related to project activities, ensure compliance with USAID and MSI policies on procedures, source and monitor vendors’ contractual compliance, and coordinate procurement actions as outlined in MSI’s Procurement Guide. S/he will assist with budget development for new activities and coordinate with the field teams on delivery of procured goods and services. S/he works closely with the finance team to ensure timely payments.
- Coordinate with field teams and grants specialists on item specification and activity budgets.
- Perform market research and price analysis to find item specifications and appropriate vendors.
- Initiate activity procurements as outlined in MSI’s Procurement Guide, taking the activity cycle flowchart and the implementation plan into account.
- Coordinate the implementation of contracts/procurement procedures; participate in bids and technical and cost evaluations; and perform due diligence for awarded procurements.
- Travel to and help support the project sites as needed to monitor delivery of procured goods to grantees and inspect quality of these goods.
- Monitor subcontracts and purchase orders issued to vendors and follow up as necessary to ensure compliance to terms and conditions.
- Contact all contractors and vendors on invoice or deliverable due dates to confirm submission of contractually-mandated payment documents.
- Work with the grants specialist and operation manager to coordinate the acquisition process in relation to what is outlined in MSI’s grants manual and the Field Procurement Guide.
- Communicate with the finance and administration manager in the event of changes in deliverable or payment deadlines.
- Maintain the electronic procurement filing system and keep it up-to-date.
- Ensure the closeout of each purchase order and subcontract once completed, according to established policies and procedures.
- Work as part of an activity implementation team along with the grant specialist and program development officer with primary responsibility for acquiring goods and services necessary for the activities.
- Actively contribute to information sharing within the project.
- Perform other tasks as requested by the immediate supervisor.
- Associate or college degree in accounting, business administration or related field.
- One (1) to two (2) years’ experience in procurement, logistics, grants, administration or finance.
- Experience working in such roles with USAID projects.
- Task-oriented and able to work independently and within a team to meet deadlines.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Basic knowledge of USAID procurement systems, inventory management and/or grant management desirable.
- Must be able to use the Microsoft office suite and have familiarity with the use of databases for tracking inventory, actions and reporting.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. This position is contingent upon USAID approval
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
Deadline: 08 July, 2019
To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com