PROCUREMENT AND SUB-AWARDS OFFICER : INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ALLIANCE FOR RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT (IPARD)
Organization : FSC Indigenous Foundation (FSC-IF)
Location : Panama City, Republic of Panama
Reporting to : IPARD Finance & Administration Manager & IPARD Program Director
Work Percentage : 100%
Expected start date : October 15, 2021
In 2019, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) established the FSC Indigenous Foundation (FSC- IF) as the operational office of the Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee (PIPC).
The FSC-IF is a private interest foundation in accordance with Law No. 25 of June 12, 1995 of the Republic of Panama. The mission of FSC-IF is to enable an enabling environment to guarantee the rights of Indigenous Peoples and promote sustainable forest-based solutions within 300 million hectares of indigenous forests on the planet.
The vision is that Indigenous Peoples' global values, rights, livelihoods, ecosystem services, natural capital and communities are incorporated into forest governance, climate change governance and market systems.
Indigenous Peoples' Alliance for Rights and Development
The FSC-IF is the implementing partner of the five-year Global Development Alliance (GDA) program funded by USAID and FSC : Indigenous Peoples Alliance for Rights and Development (IPARD).
The IPARD Program is guided by three development objectives :
Objective 3 : Promote the sustainable development of Indigenous Peoples based on sustainable economic models.
IPARD uses three interconnected approaches to support Indigenous Peoples in overcoming their development challenges :
A. Multi-Sectoral Approach (MSA) : under the strategic guidance of IPARD's Steering Committee (SC), the Program convenes and leverages the expertise of multi-sectoral partners to ensure that the needs of Indigenous communities are considered across a wide range of sectors.
B. Country-Focused Approach (CFA) : IPARD's programmatic strategy is guided by a country-focused approach, driven by specific national contexts related to Indigenous Peoples.
IPARD implements a structured process to identify, evaluate and select countries for its programs. FSC-IF works in conjunction with the IPARD Steering Committee, and according to the guidelines of the multi-sectoral approach, in order to select countries and identify key priorities and strategies.
C. Indigenous Project Management Approach (IPMA) : Leveraging FSC-IF's networks and relationships with Indigenous leaders and organizations around the world, IPARD seeks ongoing dialogue, consultation, and feedback with Indigenous Peoples to inform the Program.
IPARD supports a forum through which the FSC-IF Indigenous Foundation serves as a bridge between Indigenous Peoples, technical partners, national governments, and the private sector.
IPARD invests in best practice conservation and effective approaches and methodologies to ensure strategic cohesion of partnerships at various levels.
Through these three approaches, IPARD aims to empower Indigenous Peoples' organizations and catalyze an enabling environment where Indigenous Peoples can pursue their development.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
The Procurement and Sub-awards Officer (PSO) is responsible for conducting all procurement, sub-award, and contract activities for the IPARD Program.
S / he will manage efficient procurement processes, supporting international development activities in the Central America region as well as globally.
The Procurement and Sub-awards Officer plays an essential role in providing quality control for procurement, and Sub-awards to guarantee integrity, transparency, equality, and openness in all processes as well as observance to policies, procedures, rules and regulations, and controls.
The position requires substantial work experience in the field of procurement, grants, Sub-awards, service agreements and contracting across a variety of international development sectors, contract management, dispute resolution, managing interpersonal relationships and communication, and investigating and screening on vendor issues.
S / he will be responsible for overseeing the procurement and Sub-awards processes under designated threshold, including reviewing and approving requisitions, request for proposals, evaluation committees, purchase order / agreement preparation, coordinate with the technical supervisors for the quality of deliverables, and elaborate the payment requests and follow up the payment processes.
The position will require close coordination with the financial, administrative and technical team, partners, recipients and / or beneficiaries to accomplish program objectives.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KEY AREAS OF REQUIREMENTS :