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Operations Specialist - Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP)

Arlington, VA
May 28, 2018

Tetra Tech International Development Services is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Operations Specialist back-up candidates for the INL-funded 5-year Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP).


Position Description/Summary: This program is designed to utilize international and Afghan advisors to train and build capacity for Afghan officials within the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, Supreme Court, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and other justice organizations through four main components: organizational capacity building, legislative reform, case management system, and gender mainstreaming and protection of vulnerable groups. The Operations Specialist serves on the program management office team as key personnel of the Justice Sector Support Program. S/He will play a key role in monitoring program effectiveness and efficiency by providing comprehensive day to day support to the field and each respective functional area to include but not limited to HR, finance, procurement, staffing, logistics, IT/communications, security, etc. The Operations Specialist also works closely with the home office and field office teams to develop, analyze, and strategize program goals and policy and procedures to ensure cost effective solutions are presented to INL while maintaining the efficiency to the program. The Operations Specialist will respond to operational inquiries from the field. This will be a long-term position based in Arlington, VA.


Responsibilities: (Other)

* Monitor program effectiveness and efficiency by providing comprehensive day to day support to the field and each respective functional area;

* Work closely with the Project Management team to develop, analyze, and strategize program goals and policy and procedures;

* Serves as main point of contact for field office for day-to-day activities including procurement, compliance, budgets, organizing team tours, recruiting, contracting and deploying long-term staff and short-term consultants, project-related travel, and coordination of logistics;

* Attend pre-deployment trainings to engage, assist and present task order specific information to candidates as part of the on-boarding process; conduct interviews during Management Oral Boards (MOBs) at pre-deployment training to assess candidates’ eligibility for deployment;

* QA/QC of company invoices before submission to INL;

* Review, approve, and provide input to Purchase Requests;

* Coordinate travel requests from the field

* Develop, track and review all program deliverables;

* Coordinate Requests for Information with field teams and assist in drafting responses for INL.



* Bachelor’s degree;

* Minimum of 1-3 years in program management/government contracting experience;

* Experience supporting operations activities on a government contracting program;

* Experience working TDY on a government contracting program overseas;

* Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and principles of business accounting and budgeting;

* Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks independently;

* Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, and procurement and financial management systems;

* Knowledge of the FAR and experience working with USG/Department of State and Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs);

* Procurement and logistics;

* Nationality: American National (AN);

* Base of Operations: Arlington, VA;

* Required Clearance (to be obtained): Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT).

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

* Reference List: Three professional references

* Employee Biographical Data Sheet


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


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