Posted on :
12 Jan, 2021
The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (USAID TradeHub) engages with partners across the region to increase sustainable economic growth, global export competitiveness, and trade in targeted Southern African countries. It supports these objectives by (a) increasing exports from Southern African countries to South Africa, (b) increasing exports from targeted Southern African countries to the United States (under the African Growth and Opportunity Act [AGOA]), (c) boosting capital and technology flows from South Africa to other Southern African countries, and (d) providing targeted trade facilitation support to Zambia.
The USAID TradeHub works with market actors to identify and resolve enterprise constraints and to implement sustainable solutions through market-based trade and investment facilitation services. The USAID TradeHub’s programming closely reflects the U.S. Government’s partnership with Southern African private enterprises, U.S. government agencies, Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, local and regional trade associations, and other development partners. The USAID TradeHub partners with the USAID Bilateral Missions through the Regional Mission in the successful delivery of its objectives.
Job Title: Operations and Finance
Location: South Africa
Dates: o/a January 11 – March 31, 2020
Estimated LOE: 40 days
Origin/Destination: Pretoria, South Africa (no travel)
Applicable Program Area: Operations and Finance
Purpose of activity:
The Contracts, Procurement and Grants STTA will provide support to the USAID TradeHub team. He/she will be overseeing the procurement, grants and contracts team. S/he will manage fast-paced procurement processes, supporting international development activities in the SADC region as well as globally. The position requires substantial work experience in the field of procurement, grants, and contracting across a variety of industry sectors, contract management, managing interpersonal relationships and communication, and investigating/following up on vendor issues. S/he will be responsible for reviewing and submitting for approval requisitions, RFQs/RFPs, evaluation committees, purchase order/agreement preparation, and payment requests. The position will require close coordination with partners, recipients and /or beneficiaries to accomplish program objectives. The position’s responsibilities can be divided into the following categories: Procurement, Grants, Financial Reviews, Contract Management and Reporting.
The Contracts, Procurement and Grants STTA will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
This activity will be managed by USAID TradeHub Director of Operations
Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Send applications to [email protected], please indicate on the application STTA. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: January 12, 2021