Scope of Work
Director of Subcontracts, Grants and Procurement
DAI is implementing the USAID funded program Women in the Economy (WIE) across the five major population centers in the regional economic zones (Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Jalalabad and Kandahar) in Afghanistan. The objective of this project is to enable Afghan women to increase their participation in the mainstream, formal economy by securing employment with advancement potential and by helping women-owned businesses grow.
To provide the WIE team with overall management support in the areas of contracting, subcontracting, procurement and grant management. Given the size, complexity and geographic scope of WIE, the Director of Subcontracts, Grants and Procurement is required to manage the project’s portfolio, while managing and mentoring local staff.
Objective and Duties:
The Director of Subcontracts, Grants and Procurement will perform the following functions:
- Manage all field-initiated contractual documents, subcontracts and procurement.
- Ensure compliance with regulations, USAID policies, DAI policies and procedures, and internal controls.
- Manage grants under contract funds.
- Establish standards and procedures to ensure that compliance efforts throughout the project are effective and efficient in preventing, detecting, identifying, and correcting noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations.
- Supervise and provide mentorship to Procurement, Grants, and subcontracts Afghan staff.
- Serve as the point of contact for DAI HO in terms of subcontracts and procurement.
- Monitor subcontracting organizations to confirm that funds allocated are used for specified purposes.
- Develop scopes of work and evaluate proposals for execution of subcontracts.
- Develop capacity of local firms and organizations to create business plans that meet USAID regulations.
- Work with Technical Managers to coordinate the identification and selection process of eligible subcontractors.
- Monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions in accordance with USAID regulations and Afghan law.
- Provide procedures and policy guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as subcontractors.
- Analyze and evaluate subcontract proposals and assist with review of sub-grant applications and awards.
- Ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for sub-grants.
- Provide guidance in the implementation of the grants activities, including closure and disposition plans.
Qualifications: Must have at least 10 years of experience working with U.S. Government and international donor funded contracting. Experience in the administration of large, complex USAID-funded prime contracts, subcontracts and grants is required. Must be well versed and competent in all aspects of contract and procurement management under USAID regulations and guidelines.
- The position reports to the Chief of Party