Procurement Officer


The USAID’s Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria) project aims to strengthen country and regional level efforts for malaria and artemisinin-resistant malaria (ARM) containment in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, particularly Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma. The project objectivesare to: 1) develop and scale-up cost-effective vector control interventions to prevent malaria transmission; 2) improve the quality and effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment of malaria at the community and health facility; 3) reduce management bottlenecks of the National Malaria Control Program and monitor malaria control activities; and 4) support the establishment and maintenance of strategic information for malaria control. The CAP-Malariais implemented by University Research Co., LLC (URC) in partnership with stakeholders funded by the Global Fund, USAID, and other donors. In addition, the project will strengthen community and health facility surveillances of parasites resistance to artemisinin combination therapies.

The CAP-Malaria project is seeking potential candidates for a positionof Procurement Officer to be based in URC-CAP Malaria office in Phnom Penh

Key Responsibilities:
• Undertake the tendering, evaluation, placement and monitoring of a portfolio of the contracts of the CAP-Malaria project purchasing process;
• Lead, direct, coordinate, and manage all administrative, contractual and operational aspects;
• Facilitate the procurement committee in the selection of appropriate suppliers and contractors, to promote good procurement practice regard to sustainability, ethical purchasing standards and whole life costing;
• Participate in negotiation of contract terms on a range of central contracts and to monitor performance against these contracts;
• Keep and maintain all contracts and agreements in both soft and hard documents;
• Work closely with country program manager, admin assistant and technical staffs of the CAP-Malaria project in order to prepare procurement plan and implementation;
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, stakeholder, suppliers and donors of the CAP-Malaria project;
• Develop list of contract and agreement and update regularly on every quarter. Recommend for renewal of contract as necessary;
• Monitor the CAP-Malaria project inventory, prepare and submit monthly reports of lost, stolen and damaged inventory;
• Visits project sites to measure productivity and progression of contracts throughout the CAP-Malaria Project in Cambodia;
• Ensure quality standards are met through administration of purchasing complaints and resolutions provided by the using fields;
• Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor(s).

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Bachelor Degree inbusiness administration, management, accounting and finance qualification or equivalent;
• Minimum 3 years administrative, procurement and purchasing experiences preferably in the local and international organization;
• Knowledge and experience of US government rules and regulations;
• Fluency in writing and spoken English and Khmer;
• Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, internet and e-mail);
• Comprehensive knowledge of Cambodia Procurement Laws and US government procurement policy and standard;
• Knowledge of contract law and its application to the purchasing process;
• Excellence coordination, negotiation and customer service skills;
• Good analytical skills, good judgment and be accuracy;
• Demonstrate willingness to work with others in an interactive team setting;
• Good interpersonal, organizational and team building skills;
• Be honest, pro-active, working hard, good health and high patient;
• Willingness to travel to the field within Cambodia.

The deadline is February28, 2014 by 5:00PM (Phnom Penh Time). Interested candidates should send their application to this e-mail address:[email protected] submit a hard copy to Ms. Pich Soksreyleap at 2ndfloor, Building #10, Street 214, SangkatCheyChumneas, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. Women are encouraged to apply.