Afghanistan - Contract and Procurement Manager

International Resources Group (IRG)
Apply by 15 October 2010
Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 23 September 2010

Job Description

Afghanistan – Contract and Procurement Manager, Afghanistan Clean Energy Program

International Resources Group (IRG) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Contract and Procurement Manager for the Afghanistan Clean Energy Program (ACEP), a program designed to increase the generation and provision of reliable energy through the establishment and rehabilitation of more energy efficient and renewable energy power systems throughout Afghanistan.

Based in Kabul, the incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of contract compliance with regard to Federal and USAID acquisition regulations (FARs and AIDARs), as well as with IRG policies and procedures, and with Government of Afghanistan laws and regulations regarding procurement, subcontractor and vendor management, and local staffing. He/she also will assist the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and Project Accountant with project financial management and budgeting, as well as expense accounting.

The Contract and Procurement Manager reports to the DCOP.


  • Manages the ACEP contract overall, including preparation, review, and approval of contractual materials for client and senior management; liaising with USAID on contractual and financial issues (serves as primary liaison with the client on contractual and procurement issues); and ensuring compliance with prime contract, client, and organizational regulations, policies, and procedures. Works closely with Home Office Contracts Department on contracts actions, IRG policy, procedures, requirements, and reporting needs.
  • Assumes responsibility for financial management of ACEP, including preparation of budgets and financial reports; providing instruction on field office accounting procedures; providing guidance on allowability and allocability of costs; assisting in the review of field office operating accounts and funding requests; providing guidance on procurement, property inventory, and audit file documentation; and assuming responsibility for reporting requirements.
  • Manages subcontractors, including working with program staff to identify potential partners in compliance with prime contract requirements; gathering and reviewing necessary financial and organization information to ensure eligibility and determine responsibility; preparing and negotiating agreement terms and conditions; negotiation responsibilities including final determination of price and preparation of agreement terms and conditions, to include relevant provisions and flow-down clauses. Responsible for preparing and providing all required documentation to client to obtain consent and to subcontractor for final negotiation and award. After award, primarily responsible for monitoring subcontractor compliance with award contractual, financial, and operational terms and conditions.
  • Manages large, international procurement processes, including ensuring compliance with client requirements and the overall integrity of the program.
  • Documents all contractual actions and communications, and ensures hard copy and soft copy maintenance of contract and subcontract files for corporate and audit needs.
  • Reviews, verifies, and negotiates consultant rates, host country employee salaries, and terms and conditions.
  • Supervises and trains local accounting and procurement staff.
  • Coordinates contract close-out actions, including audits, property inventories, de-obligation of funds, etc., with project staff and close-out specialists in the accounting department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration and Management, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • 10 years of experience in contracts management, procurement, and financial management of USAID programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and USAID acquisition regulations.
  • High level of proficiency working with spreadsheets (especially MS Excel), and working knowledge of MS Access database.
  • Familiarity with Deltek and QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Excellent English language capabilities (written and oral).
  • Highly organized self-starter and team player with ability to meet deadlines and successfully manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and cross-cultural skills.
  • Willingness and ability to live and work in high security environment.

How to apply: Please send a resume and cover letter via email to: Please indicate “ACEP Contract and Procurement Manager” in the subject line of the email.

International Resources Group (IRG) is an international professional services firm that helps governments, the private sector, communities, and households manage critical resources to build a cleaner, safer, and more prosperous world. Since its inception in 1978, IRG has completed over 850 contracts in 140 countries, delivering high-quality, cost-effective services that promote positive economic growth, institutional and social change, and intelligent use of resources – human, physical, environmental, and financial. Please visit our website at to learn more about IRG.

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