The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Philippines) has an immediate need for an Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Agent. The incumbent is a member of the Regional Acquisition and Assistance Office (ROAA). The A&A Agent assists the A&A Specialists and the Regional Contracting/Agreement Officers with achieving implementation results and goals and objectives of the Missions/Countries Development Objectives. For ROAA, USAID/Philippines, this includes the Philippines, Mongolia, Pacific Island countries and the Regional Inspector General/Manila. Despite a primary focus on purchase or delivery orders, small grants, Personal Services Contracts, modifications and amendments, past performance evaluations and closeouts, the incumbent’s responsibilities may also involve a wider range of A&A actions with the requirement that he/she function effectively in support of A&A Specialists and Regional Contracting/Agreement Officers. While there is an element of repetition, similar actions within broad procedural groupings, individual actions can be unique and multifaceted. The primary duties of this position are to perform a variety of acquisition & assistance duties. Under the general guidance of the Director/Deputy Director of ROAA or his/her designee, and direct supervision of the cognizant Supervisory A&A Specialist, the A&A Agent assists his/her Development Objective (DO) team(s) with awards, administrative modifications, amendments, memoranda, correspondence and filing in support of the efforts of the Mission; reviews and recommends approval or revision of requisitions for purchase orders, delivery orders or other minor actions; assists his/her team in drafting grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and other procurement instruments; assists her/his team in minor award negotiations; maintains award files and records up to date; leads and prepares past performance reports; and leads and supports award closeouts. S/He provides subject matter expertise and assistance with the Mission’s GLobal Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS). The incumbent also leads and is primarily responsible for award and administration of Personal Services Contracts.
Last updated: May 13, 2014