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Job opportunity : Acquisition and Assistance Specialist
December 19, 2022

The U. S. Embassy in Yaoundé is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Acquisition and Assistance Specialist – Solicitation Number 72062423R100004 the closing date for this position is January 21, 2023.

Note:  all “NOT ordinarily resident” applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.


This position is located in Yaoundé, Cameroon.  USAID/Cameroon is a limited presence mission, supervised by the USAID/West Africa regional office in Accra, Ghana. The organigram currently includes 28 permanent staff across four units (Executive Office, Health Office, Humanitarian Assistance Office, and Peace and Governance Office). This position is established as Acquisition and Assistance Specialist “Ladder” position, which includes positions at the FSN-09, FSN-10, and the full performance level of FSN-11 At the full performance level, the CCN PSC will perform the following general duties:

The Specialist provides professional-level procurement planning advice and guidance to USAID/Cameroon Technical Offices, Development Objective (DO) Teams, and any designated regional clients, including advice on procurement policy and procedures in the design and implementation of Mission activities. The Specialist coordinates the development of procurement objectives for assigned portfolios in terms of potential implementing partner (IP) organizations, competitive issues, and socioeconomic issues, and identifies and constructs appropriate contract and/or grant instruments. The Specialist ensures that acquisition plans are current, have appropriate milestones, and related schedules are adequate.

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