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Peace and Security Contract Specialist

Akima, LLC
Washington, DC 20004
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Tuvli, LLC, an Akima Company,is an agile and innovative technology company aggressively pursuing a leadership in dynamic markets that support the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and federal civilian agencies.

We continually seek motivated people with professional skills and work experience in an extremely wide range of employment fieldsfrom systems engineering and modernization, to IT and cyber security to support personnel for virtually every business operation for todays military installations. We are a military friendly employer that strongly encourages veterans to bring their relevant experience and expertise on board. What unites us is a passion to deliver the very best value to every Tuvli customer every day were on the job.

U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN AF/USSESSS has a requirement for full-time support services of one AF/USSESSS Office Manager.


Peace and Security Contract Specialist

  • Regularly liaise with AQM, PM, AF/SA, and contractors
    regarding process changes, procurement protocols, and data calls.
  • Respond to information request and data calls as guided by
    the COR.
  • Provide general coverage for contract management matters at
  • Organize meetings related to contract operations and
    personnel visits to DC.
  • Utilize strong interpersonal skills to establish and
    maintain effective working relations at all levels.
  • Shall provide support services for the U.S. Special Envoys
    Offices security assistance portfolio in Sudan and South Sudan.
  • The P/S Specialist shall assist in the design and monitoring
    of programming related to security reform and DDR (Disarmament, Demobilization
    and Reintegration).
  • The P/S Specialist shall be multi-faceted, self-reliant, and
    capable of appropriate professional conduct and performance under challenging
    conditions and close scrutiny by U.S. and foreign diplomats, military
    officials, and international audiences.


  • Research and prepare Independent Government Cost Estimates
    for logistics, training, advisory, and constructions services in Sudan and
    South Sudan. Provide cost estimate data and briefings to other DoS personnel.
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and compose
    technical/programmatic information for contract pre/post-award management.
  • With guidance from COR, prepare draft Statements of Work
    (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Scope changes or any other customer
    deliverables and documents to AF/USSESSS and AQM specifications.
  • Prepare contract modification documents, trackers, and
    financial data to assist COR in delivering timely contractual services.
  • Conduct research on program specifications, technical
    terminology, cost models, and appropriate acquisition vehicles/contract types
    for specialized peace and security programs.
  • Provide assistance to the Contract Officers Representative
    (COR) by reviewing invoices, handling funding requisitions and assisting with
    contract oversight duties.
  • Develop and maintain program budgets and work breakdown
  • Evaluate cost proposals for accuracy, consistency, and
    vendor submission compliance.
  • Conduct cost analysis on program and procurement related
  • Prepare and document all Purchase Order (PR) checklist
    requirements and submit PR packet through internal databases and tracking
    systems (Ariba, GFMS, SharePoint, ILMS, etc.)
  • Prepare program justifications, acquisition planning forms,
    source selection forms, etc.
  • Serves as a technical expert on contracts management
    processes, providing advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage
    issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology.
  • Prepares summary statements for management's decisions. For
    example: plan, designs, and conducts analyses of agency contract-related procedures
    and internal controls to develop guidelines for grant processes where there are
    no precedents on sources to collect viable data.
  • Acts as primary liaison with critical persons and groups
    both inside and outside of the agency; exercising full commitment authority.
    Supports and directs all levels of internal communication initiatives for a
    major agency organization such as a center or region.
  • Ensures that an internal communication system exists across
    all organizational levels. Provides information and communications services,
    coordinating liaison activities in support of the program. Provides internal
    communications strategies and updates as
  • Assist the COR with Technical Evaluation Panels.
  • Author analytical policy aspects to enhance program
    decision-making within Af/USSESSS, specifically in programming, peace
    monitoring, security, and counterterrorism issues in Sudan, its Darfur region,
    and South Sudan.
  • Perform analysis and initiate recommendations for policy,
    program, and operational improvements as desirable to meet program and policy
    needs. In particular, provide policy recommendations to the U.S. Special
    Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan in the form of verbal and written briefings on
    how to engage in such areas as general next steps for peace processes and
    communications and engagement with armed movements in Sudan and/or South
    Sudan. Identify emerging issues in these fields in order to prepare a
    range of policy options and possible actions for consideration.
  • Author analytical aspects of program design to enhance
    program decision-making within S/USSESSS, specifically in programming,
    security, and counterterrorism issues in Sudan, its Darfur region, and South
  • Develop, coordinate, and provide program guidance on peace
    and security programs in Sudan and South Sudan while assisting with the
    development of programs for combating South Sudans critical security
  • Monitor AF/USSESSS security initiatives and programs in
    South Sudan and identify sensitive national issues, which might impact current
    and planned assistance activities.
  • Travel to Sudan and South Sudan to provide first-hand
    monitoring and evaluation of program activities to include traveling to remote
    sites in both countries to observe ongoing security assistance programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Minimum BS/BA, Masters Degree in
    Business, Public Administration, Public Affairs, or International Affairs or
    equivalent preferred.

  • 10 years of experience in government contracting

  • 2 years experience in Department of Defense
    contracting or Security Sector Reform programs preferred.

  • Knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy
    objectives in Sudan and South Sudan

  • Previous experience working at Department of
    State, Department of Defense, USAID, or other USG department preferred

  • Proven knowledge of the FAR, JTR, and general
    contract policy

  • Ability to coordinate multiple actors and
    agencies priorities and programming

  • Ability to operate independently
  • Ability to draft and clear action and briefing
    memoranda, talking points, checklists, and other substantive material

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Prior experience in Sudan and/or South Sudan
    strongly preferred

  • 5 years of program or project management
    experience preferred

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We arean equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

Posted: 2019-10-10 Expires: 2019-11-08
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