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USAID - JALIN Project Job Vacancy: Procurement Officer, Jakarta

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THE JALIN PROJECT

SCOPE OF WORK

PROCUREMENT OFFICER



The USAID Jalin Project (hereafter referred to as “Jalin” or the “Project”) is a five-year initiative implemented by DAI Global, LLC and its consortium of partners – IntraHealth, Vital Strategies, and Market Share Associates. USAID/Indonesia’s Jalin Project will support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to achieve an accelerated reduction in maternal and newborn deaths – a priority recently reconfirmed by the President of Indonesia. The maternal and newborn mortality rates are among the highest in the region; are far above Indonesia’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets; and have stagnated in recent years. The overarching problem that Jalin strives to resolve is that the quality of care accessible to mothers and newborns is uneven across the country in both public and private facilities and at both primary and secondary levels of care.

In June 2019, USAID issued a Request for Proposal to modify the USAID Jalin Project’s total estimated cost and scope of work. This request resulted in shifts to Jalin’s technical approach, focused on working towards two results: 1) Improved maternal and newborn health (MNH) quality of care in public and private, and primary and secondary facilities, at scale; and 2) Improved efficiency and effectiveness of the emergency referral system at community and facility levels, at scale.

Jalin’s revised Theory of Change is as follows: if we strengthen both the use of evidence and reporting and accountability systems to inform targeted 'whole-of-market' responses relating to maternal and newborn deaths, AND IF in particular, we strengthen public and private facilities to provide high quality MNH services including identifying and treating obstetric and newborn complications, THEN the emergency referral systems and the quality of care for mothers and newborns will improve and the number of deaths will drop.

PURPOSE
The Procurement Officer ensures the integrity, fairness, and openness in the procurement processes as well as adherence to policies, procedures, and controls. S/he serves as the primary liaison for all procurement-related activities between Jalin and vendors, and is responsible for all project procurement tasks.

TASKS
The Procurement Officer is responsible for the following specific tasks:
  • Serve as the primary contact for vendors and ensure payments are made in a timely manner for all actions related to project administration and operations;
  • Solicit and collect bids, formulate bid comparison matrices and make recommendations for vendor selection in accordance with USAID regulations and DAI policies and procedures;
  • Conduct market surveys, gather current pricing information, and determine price/cost reasonableness;
  • Ensure that vendors understand USAID and DAI procurement policies, procedures and reporting requirements;
  • Ensure timely procurement of goods and services in accordance with USAID and DAI regulations and policies;
  • Ensure complete and accurate procurement-related documentation is gathered and filed;
  • Identify training needs and instruct staff on procurement as per USAID regulations and DAI policies and procedures; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager that are consistent with the purpose of the work.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 with the possibility of extension

LEVEL OF EFFORT
Full-time

LOCATION
Position to be based at the Jalin office in Jakarta with possibility of periodic travel to Jalin regional offices.

REPORTING
The Procurement Officer will report to the Operations Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, economics, business, or related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of USAID rules and regulations, and proficiency working with project management and monitoring systems, particularly as they pertain to procurement processes and procedures.
  • At least seven (7) years of professional experience in contracts and procurement in donor funded projects (preferably USAID and/or health projects)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with partners at the national and subnational levels.
Interested and qualified applicants could send the cover letter and CV at the latest on March 16, 2020 at 05.00 PM Jakarta Time to [email protected] with “Procurement Officer " in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.