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Procurement and Contracting Supervisor


About U.S. Embassy

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Job Summary

The U.S. Mission in Kabul is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Procurement and Contracting Supervisor with the GSO Section.

Job Details

Date Posted: 10 Oct 2018 Reference: KABUL-2018-056
Closing Date: 16 Oct 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Procurement Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent supervises one contracting and procurement assistant, eleven procurement agents, one purchasing agent and one procurement clerk. Directs the operations of the GSO Procurement Section which procures variety of commodities and services in support of Mission Kabul, Afghanistan. Performs and supervises micro-purchases, simplified acquisitions and complex contract development. Provides oversight to the Purchase Card Program. Manages commodities research, solicitation, bid, contract management, and contract closeout processes. Follows the FAR and DOASR procurement guidelines.


Must possess finely hones interpersonal skills, above average computer skills to use ILMS database, ability to analyze and interpret requirements, and determine the proper course of action and sources to be used. Must have a valid driver’s license.


Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

EXPERIENCE: Five years of purchasing and contracting for the U.S. Government or NGO. One year supervisor experience.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Possesses an excellent knowledge of Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR), Department of State Acquisition Regulations (DOSAR), Office of Procurement Executive (OPE) policies. Familiarity with host country and international sources of supply and procurement procedures. Knowledge of available procurement methods and techniques.

Education Requirements: Completion of at least two years of university/college studies.


LANGUAGE: Level 3 English (good working level), reading and writing. Level 4 Dari and Pasto (fluent) reading and writing

This may be tested.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Diploma, General

Submission Guideline

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (

Required Documents: High School Diploma and Driver's License.

What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul.

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