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Procurement Associate

End Date: 20 May, 2018

Experience:1 to 2 years
Location :Lahore
Country :Pakistan
Positions :1
Post Type:Job
Start Date :11 May, 2018

CNFA-AMD Project

US-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development



Project Name

CNFA-AMD/ Project Number AID-391-C-15-00003

Assignment Title

Procurement Associate

Reports to

Procurement Manager

Place of Performance


Contract Duration (LOE)

 (120 days in total)

Performance Period

June to Dec 2018


About CNFA:

CNFA is an enterprise development organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, to expand exports, and to develop skills in the rural workforce. By generating higher incomes for farmers, processors, entrepreneurs and distributors, CNFA helps improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.

Project Description:

The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) activity in Pakistan is a USAID funded activity implemented by CNFA with the goal of supporting the development of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture, particularly through improving the ability of Pakistan’s agriculture and livestock sectors to meet both international and domestic demand and requirements in targeted product lines in citrus, mango, high value/off season vegetables and livestock. AMD envisions transforming the four targeted product lines into efficient, private sector-led value chains that deliver competitive products to domestic and export markets. AMD’s targeted interventions such as training, matching grants, and technical assistance will leverage private sector investment and encourage innovation. Together, these interventions will upgrade and streamline supply chains, optimize profit margins, increase in horticulture produce export, enhancing participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately make Pakistani mango, citrus, meat and HV/OSV production and marketing more profitable and competitive.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

The Procurement Associate will execute day-to-day procurement and contract administration activities of the project as per the set procedures, manual, template and guidelines. The Procurement Associate will assist the Procurement Manager in implementing tasks related to procurement of large value goods, works, and services.

Specific duties include:

  • Manage, execute, and coordinate day to day administrative procurements
  • Monitor and maintain procurement hard files for completeness through regular scanning, printing and filing
  • Monitor receipts of bids and proposals and ensure their safekeeping until bid opening
  • Follow up with subcontractors and BSPs on status of deliverables and invoices
  • Update and maintain procurement trackers weekly
  • Process day to day vendor payments
  • Acts as an observer to evaluation committees, ensuring that evaluation of bids/proposals received is done on the basis of criteria stipulated in the bidding documentation and performed in accordance with the procurement procedures set forth in procurement manual.
  • Provide contract management services including arranging for proper inspection, ensuring compliance with terms and conditions of contracts, addressing delays, troubleshooting problems, assisting in contract amendments, and ensuring completion of works;
  • Provide advice on the procurement activities of the Project including reviewing contracts related to procurement of services
  • Show a willingness to perform other duties as assigned by the Procurement Manager, Senior Director of Finance and Compliance or Chief of Party.


The Procurement Associate will be supervised by the Procurement Manager

Working Conditions / Special Considerations:

The employee is expected to comply with the terms and conditions as noted in the letter of agreement with CNFA.

This assignment is based in Pakistan. Lahore will be the primary duty post, but the employee may be required to travel occasionally.


-          Pakistani national

-          1-2 years of working experience in procurement or administrative environments

-          Bachelors (honors) degree or better

-          Basic understanding of best practices in procurement procedures and project administration

-          Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe applications;

-          Knowledge of USAID policies, rules and regulations for procurement is preferable but not essential;

-          Team player, with excellent organizational, training design and delivery, time management, and communication skills in English,                   both written and oral.  Excellent Urdu, with regional language capability desirable.

Preferred Personal Skills:

  • Creativity and a willingness to innovate;
  • Team player, with excellent organizational skills, time management;
  • Strong communication skills in English language and interpersonal skills are a must
Apply By:

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applicants should submit their CVs to, with the words “Procurement Associate - AMD” in the subject line.