Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Maputo
Position Title:
Procurement Contracting Specialist
Open Period:
05/11/2020 - 05/25/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0810 9
USD $38,923
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Maputo, MZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 05. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 number of hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time  of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Under the supervision of the Procurement Specialist serves as a Procurement Contract Specialist prepares formal complex contracts (some valued as high as $10M USD) with written scopes of work using A/OPE models in accordance with complex regulations contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Department of State Acquisition Regulations (DOSAR). Utilizes the ILMS ARIBA Contracting Module to prepare, execute and monitor contracts. Liaise with Contracting Officer's Representatives (COR) on issues pertaining to contracts and contracts maintenance.  The incumbent shall serve as Contracting Agent responsible for providing a full service range of contracting & procurement services, which will be the Mission's de facto expert and primarily focus on construction contracts, commercial item contracts, indefinite delivery/infinite quality (IDIQ)and IT contracts.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least Three (3) years in the field of formal contracting or acquisition management is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Job holder must have general knowledge of U.S. laws and regulations and knowledge of accepted business practices; Must have a strong working knowledge of the sections of Department of State and associated agency procurement procedures, instructions which relate to purchasing, and U.S. Federal specifications and standards related to such items. A good working knowledge of local market, contracting and acquisitions within the country, to include local contractual requirements, customs and case law as they relate to contracting for goods and services is required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor' Degree in law, Business Administration, or Finance is required.


LANGUAGE:  Level 4 (fluent) English (reading/writing/speaking) This may be tested.
                   Level 4 (fluent) Portuguese (reading/writing/speaking) This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have a good knowledge of local market practices and suppliers. Must be highly organized and detail orientated. Must be proficient in word-processing, internet, email, Excel spreadsheets, and computer data entry and have keyboard skills for speed and accuracy. Requires valid driver's license-class B. Interpersonal skills, customer service skills, technical skills.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Maputo/Mozambique may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit ( ID/Passport/DIRE with work permit)

  • School Transcript (Certificado de notas de cadeiras feitas)

  • Driver’s License class B 

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Maputo/Mozambique.