Cote d'Ivoire

Embassy Abidjan recruits 01 Procurement Agent

Embassy Abidjan recruits 01 Procurement Agent (All Interested Applicants/All sources)

Embassy Abidjan

Cote d’Ivoire
Announcement Number: Abidjan-2020-001
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abidjan
Position Title: Procurement Agent (All Interested Applicants/All sources)
Open Period:   01/26/2020
                         Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT
Series/Grade: LE – 0805 7
Salary: XOF CFA9,848,532
Work Schedule:Full-time – 40 hours per week
 Promotion Potential: LE-7
Duty Location(s): 1  in  Abidjan, IV
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: Recruitment Section
Hiring Path:• Open to the public
 Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:  For USEFM – FS is FP-07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Open-to : All Interested Applicants / All Sources
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).
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
 Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
Basic Function of the Position:
Position performs a full range of procurement services to include execution and tracking of purchase orders. Organizing a broad cope of complex procurement of goods and services, both locally and overseas. Serves as one of the two primary procurement agent for CDC for market research, procurement planning, general procurement, locating programmatic and technical, special or hard to find local items, internet-based procurement, blanket purchase agreement and contract administration. Interface with CDC Supervisor, CDC Deputy Country Director, CDC Program branch staff, Assistant GSO, Senior General Services Officer, Financial Management Officer, and other key staff on accumulation of information regarding various procurements. Supervised and LE Staff -CDC Cote d’Ivoire Operations Manager.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE:   At least three years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, with a minimum of one-year experience with a USG or international agency procurement office/division/section is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Good knowledge of CDC and State Department procurement regulations and procedures, good knowledge of local and overseas procurement sources is required. Strong knowledge of Department of State procurement regulations, instructions, procedures and GSA catalog, U. S. Federal Specifications as well as contract performance and payment regulations is required. Concerning the host country, the incumbent should have in-depth knowledge of sources of supply, availability of goods and services, general economic conditions, local business customs and practices and the general organization of the host-country government (with particular reference to financial, tax and customs related entities).
Education Requirements:
Completion of high school education is required.
Level 4 (Fluency) Reading/Speaking/Writing in French is required. This may be tested.
Level 3 (Good working knowledge) Reading/Speaking/Writing in English is required. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong organizational skills are required. Must be flexible, resourceful, and creative.  Must be able to solve problems without specific direction. Ability to work with people to promote community spirit, to achieve consensus as well as ability to work in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment is required.  Ability to work independently and ability to exercise tact when dealing with people is also required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Benefits URL: Review our Benefits
Agency Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
How to Apply
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust-Background investigation clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Required Documents:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Proof of Ivorian Citizenship (i.e. Ivorian National Identification Card, attestation d’identite) (if applicable)
Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
High school diploma
For EFMs, in addition to the above:
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Embassy, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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