USAID: Job vacancy

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation. Offers must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the solicitation. 

Position title: Acquisition and Assistance Specialist

Market value: FSN-11 equivalent (Euro 29,641– Eur 41,494 per annum)   

In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of the US Embassy in Pristina. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

Statement of duties:

The Acquisition and Assistance Specialist is located in the Regional Contracting Office in Pristina, Kosovo. 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 Offices that may be supported by the Mission. The primary purpose of this position is to support the cognizant Mission Contracting/Agreement Officer (CO/AO), by performing a variety of A&A duties including, writing grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other procurement instruments, and preparing amendments/modifications to procurement instruments in support of the Mission.

The Specialist 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 requests for proposal or quotations; performs cost and price analysis; analyzes proposals or quotes received; drafts contracts and contract modifications; analyzes budgets; recommends special contract requirements; writes Memoranda of Negotiation; and, prepares other required documentation. The Specialist maintains up-to-date contract files and records, may also manage Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs), and supports award closeouts.

The Specialist provides guidance to supported Teams related to award modifications. The Specialist may be warranted per USAID’s Cooperating Country National Warrant Guidelines and be expected to exercise the duties contained therein. Periodic regional travel is required in performance of the below duties.

A full copy of the solicitation is posted at the U.S. Embassy Pristina website at

Closing date/time for receipt of offers: June 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Pristina time.



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