Acquisition and Assistance Assistant

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 25 February 2021

Job Description

1. SOLICITATION No.: 72052021R10006

2. ISSUANCE DATE: 02/23/2021

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 03/09/2021 before and/or at 3:00 p.m. Guatemalan local time (close of business).

4. POINT OF CONTACT: Andrea Gramajo, e-mail at

5. POSITION TITLE: USAID Acquisition and Assistance Assistant, FSN-0810

6. MARKET VALUE: Q.227,064.00 to Q.351,950.00 equivalent to CCN-09. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Guatemala. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years, estimated to start on (DATE). Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period (04 weeks) after receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end. The services provided under this contract are expected to be a continuing nature that will be executed by USAID through series of sequential contracts, subject to the availability of funds.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID Guatemala, Km 6.5 Final Boulevard Los PrĂ³ceres, Santa Catarina Pinula with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: CCN or TCN. Cooperating country national (CCN) means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country. Third country national (TCN) means an individual who is neither a cooperating country national nor a U.S. national, but is a citizen or lawful permanent resident (or equivalent immigration status) of any country other than the countries which are prohibited sources. (See 22 CFR 228.15). Note PSC preferences in ADS 309.3.1.4.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office certification.


General Statement of Purpose of the Contract.

The Acquisition and Assistance Assistant is in the USAID/Guatemala Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The function of the Office is to provide Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) support to Technical Offices and Development Objective (DO) Teams in the Mission, and in any Offices that may be supported by the Mission. The primary purpose of this position is to support the cognizant Mission Contracting/Agreement Officer, by performing a variety of A&A duties including, writing grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other procurement instruments, and preparing amendments/modifications to such instruments in support of the Mission. The Assistant reviews and recommends approval or revision of requisitions in the Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS); reviews and recommends approval or revision of statements of work (SOW); drafts A&A solicitation documents; performs cost and price analysis; analyzes A&A offers or applications received; drafts A&A award instruments and modifications; analyzes budgets; recommends special A&A award requirements; writes memoranda of negotiation; and, prepares other required documentation. The Assistant maintains up-to-date A&A files and records, manages Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs), and supports award closeout. The Assistant provides guidance to supported Teams related to A&A award modifications. The Assistant is responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities under the mentorship of more senior Office employees.


1. EDUCATION: Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree or the equivalent of a four-year US college/university (or equivalency accreditation if a non-US institution) degree in business related field is required.

2. PRIOR EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in acquisition and assistance, development assistance, or a position that requires closely related skills, such as program management, law, or financial management, is required. One year of this experience must have been gained working in a position equivalent to no less than the next lower level of FSN responsibility in this or an occupation that requires similar skills, within a USG organization, the Host Government, the private sector, or within an international or donor organization.

3. LANGUAGE: ADS 438 and Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 4 (advanced professional proficiency, speaking and reading;) English and Spanish Level 4, oral, and written fluency required.

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