• Kabul
  • 108,000.00
  • Salary
  • Required Clearance - Secret
  • USN
  • Logistics

$4,000 annual bonus

Procures, sources and negotiates the buying of machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Monitors performance of suppliers. Evaluates areas of opportunity to leverage material acquisitions. Tracks data to keep informed on price trends and market dynamics. Negotiates with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, and maintains necessary records. May prepare request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages.


What will you do:

  • Advise and assist in the preparation of contract packages, create work processes, provide training and assistance for the Afghanistan National Army and Afghanistan National Police (ANA/ANP) procurement staff on the full range of cradle-to-grave procurement core competencies to include, but not limited to:
    • requirements generation;
    • contract process and procedures;
    • policy generation;
    • contract administration; contract management and contract inspection and auditing functions.
  • Advise the Contract Management or Contract Administration personnel on contract closeout procedures.
  • Assist with senior leaders on process matters and facilitate system/process improvement initiatives
  • Build capacity by serving as an expert and consultant to the Procurement Department and the Budgetary Units.
  • Advise and mentor on Afghan Procurement Law, Policy, and Procedures.
  • Guide the ANA/ANP procurement personnel in the development of contract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions used for procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and services.
  • Assist the ANA/ANP procurement personnel in preparing requirement packages, conducting bidder/vendor conferences, analyzing and evaluating proposals, negotiating contract provisions, developing awards, administering contracts, and negotiating and coordinating additions, deletions, or modifications to contracts.
  • Advise and assist the ANA/ANP procurement personnel in adhering to budgeting and funding procedures applicable to selected procurement method and associated contract pricing procedures.
  • Advise and assist the ANA/ANP procurement personnel in evaluating other selected factors (e.g., quality, contractor management facilities, delivery, etc.).
  • Advise and assist the ANA/ANP procurement personnel on the methods of continuously improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the vendor pay process
  • Advise and assist the ANA/ANP procurement personnel in formulating contracting policies and procedures as well as analyzing established policies and procedures necessary to improve the ANDSF Procurement system and its customer support.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

What you need to qualify:

  • DOD procurement or acquisition-related experience at a major governmental institute (armed service, ministry, etc.).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Automated data processing knowledge: possess a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management.
  • Must be capable of operating independently and responsibly, as well as an integrated member of a team. Superior writing, computing, and communications skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills in MS Office (Word and Excel) and QuickBooks, CAD/GIS and related programs.
  • All employees must be able to fluently read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Valid US or local driver's license.
  • Valid US passport.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
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