Procurement Specialist

Devtechsys Inc. USA | проект FAST/USAID

Юридические и консультационные услуги | Услуги экспертов и специалистов
Крайний срок: 05/03/2021

About Us

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data-driven evidence-based organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services.  DevTech core practice areas include Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.


FAST is a task-driven project that supports rapid, sustainable, and equitable economic growth in USAID-assisted countries by enabling USAID to bring a systems approach to addressing PFM (public revenue, budget, expenditure, and debt), trade capacity building, macroeconomic planning and policies, and other economic governance issues, such as regulatory reform, and by supporting missions to improve the following: a) host-country capacity to mobilize revenue and provide public services; b) policy climates for investment that generate more productive employment and inclusive growth, including consideration of issues specific to women and other disadvantaged populations; c) host-country ability to recover from, prevent, and/or mitigate the impact of conflict, natural disasters, or fiscal crises; d) host-country institutional capacity to identify, design, advocate, and implement better economic policies to enhance inclusive growth and gender equity. DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is the prime implementer of the FAST project.


  • Assist in drafting and implementing legal and policy recommendations including legal acts, regulations, and policy documents to improve public procurement law.
  • Conduct analysis and assist with developing a package for Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).
  • Assist in drafting the public procurement development strategy
  • Review the organizational structure of the department of public procurement, job descriptions, and organization structure, make recommendations for improving business process and implement technical assistance.
  • Conduct analysis and develop recommendations for setting norms and volumes of goods procurement by the procurement entities.
  • Develop standard qualification requirements for commonly procured goods and services
  • Support the evaluation procedures for highly technical bids
  • Assist in strengthening complaint process, tendering, and sourcing, and contract management.
  • Assist with publishing key information on procurement contracts on e-portal
  • Conduct consultations with government officials, representatives of CSOs and other stakeholders.
  • Organize and participate in focused group discussions (FGDs) and workshops to improve transparency and accountability of the public procurement system.
  • Conduct workshops and trainings for the government officials, private sector and member of CSOs.
  • Draft activity completion reports, training completion reports and contribute to quarterly and annual progress reports; and
  • Represent DevTech in meetings, conferences and discussions with government officials, private sector entities and representatives of CSOs.

Scope of Work

“Effective Public Procurement for Kyrgyzstani Taxpayers” is a task under FAST which seeks to improve self-reliance of Kyrgyz Republic by improving public procurement systems. The project seeks reforms in public procurement systems and processes to increase efficiency and transparency, and reduce corruption, as well as enable civic engagement in the conduct of public procurement operations.The project has two objectives.
Objective One: Increase efficiency and transparency of public procurement
Objective Two: Enable civic engagement and oversight over the public procurement


  • Undergraduate degree in economics, business administration or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional work experience in public procurement reforms
  • Advance knowledge of public procurement systems, legal and institutional framework and international best practices
  • Experience working with government institutions
  • Proficiency in English and Russian languages
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills
  • A forward-thinking and pro-active approach to working
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)

This position is for nationals of Kyrgyz Republic only

Deliverables, Level of Effort, Schedule

  • The procurement specialist reports to the Team Leader.
  • The candidate is expected to begin work in February 2021 through September 2022.

EEO Statement

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we reserve to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient application.

Please send CV and Cover letter to Terrence Porter: tporter@devtechsys.com and mention the position title in the email subject.

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