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Procurement & Logistics Manager

International Development Group
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RTI International is seeking Procurement & Logistics Manager Candidates for the All Children Reading-Cambodia project, funded by USAID. The position will be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 
Program Background:
The All Children Reading-Cambodia project will improve the early grade reading skills of children in grades 1 to 3 in Cambodia. The project will assist the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport, its development partners, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector in harmonizing early grade reading (EGR) teaching and learning approaches in Cambodia.  It will also help coordinate and support the implementation of rigorous, feasible, practical, scalable, and inclusive EGR interventions and models in Cambodia.   
Job Summary:
The Procurement and Logistics Manager will provide overall management of project procurement and logistical needs, including but not limited to the processes of procurement, transport of procured goods, and oversight of asset and inventory management and control. The Procurement and Logistics Manager will supervise the Procurement and Logistics Officer and will provide leadership and coordination of the entire procurement and logistics component in the project by ensuring compliance with RTI procurement and logistics policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Essential Duties:
  • Oversee procurement and logistics management of the project commodities/goods/materials and services required for operations
  • Supervise the Procurement and Logistics Officer.
  • Take the lead in the preparation and implementation of the annual procurement plan supported with budget and time tables;
  • Perform all phases of sourcing activity while ensuring best value for money and within required lead times for a variety of requirements, including analysis of overall budgetary impact for all types of procurement transactions;
  • Identify and develop qualified suppliers for a broad range of commodities and services in support of project activities with the goal to ensuring open competition, efficiency, price reasonableness and overall best value in procurement;
  • Effectively negotiate with suppliers on a wide variety of commodities/goods/materials and services for the best overall value of money to the project;
  • Lead the supply chain management efforts up to and including logistical support from the ordering point through the follow-up, and delivery of the required goods and/or services to the final destination;
  • Coordinate the issuance of procurement solicitation documents (Request for Quotes, Request for Proposals or Invitation for Tenders) and Purchase Orders, and negotiate for assigned procurements such as commodities/goods/materials, and services in accordance with RTI policies and procedures.
  • Understand and ensure compliance with legal guidelines, Federal Export Control (if applicable), contracting principles, sourcing and price/cost analysis requirements;
  • Assist the Home Office Support Team in the preparation of requirements of federally funded contracts for consent to subcontract, source and origin waivers and budget approvals for nonexpendable properties;
  • Provide leadership of overall property, and inventory control and management, reports, custody control documents, reconciliations for both expendables and non-expendables according to USAID rules and regulations;
  • Conduct planned and cycle inventory counting exercises, cycle inventory reconciliation, and maintain updated asset and inventory records for the project;
  • Ensure timely reporting on inventory status to program implementation staff and help program implementation staff plan inventory replenishment in various locations;
  • Ensure adherence to RTI’s procurement and logistics SOPs for commodities/goods/materials and services;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Operations Director.
Minimum Required Education & Experience
Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Skills & Abilities
  • An understanding of and commitment to RTI’s mission and values;
  • Additional professional training in procurement and supply chain management/logistics management preferred;
  • Strong experience with USAID rules and regulations required.;
  • Excellent knowledge and strong computer skills of Microsoft Office applications and procurement and inventory control software;
  • Strong organizational, reporting and management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team;
  • Strong verbal and written English and Khmer communication skills;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders;
  • Ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team;
  • Demonstrated success managing and leading staff;
  • Experience in general business administration and financial management;
  • Willingness to travel frequently to the field offices.
  • Additional professional training in procurement and supply chain management/logistics management preferred.
Physical/Mental Demands
  • Operating a computer and other office machinery
  • Frequently communicating with vendors, suppliers, and external stakeholders
  • Multiple and tight deadlines

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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