MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
POSITION SCOPE: Manage all phases of work involved in the selection of acquisition and assistance awards. Manage work activities with internal and external partners to integrate efforts toward the achievement of departmental objectives. Performance and outcomes are subject to senior management oversight
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Identify risk factors with potential to disrupt achievement of operational goals. Consult with internal and external stakeholders to identify, propose and build consensus around best solutions. Leads implementation after approval. Demonstrate insight, judgment and initiative to resolve unusual challenges. Complex decision-making subject to management review.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Submitting proposals and negotiating final awards/grants.
RELATIONSHIPS: Collaborate with internal and external partners in planning and implementing project activities. Collaborative relationships require highly-developed interpersonal skills, involving active listening, creativity and problem solving, to assure desired outcomes. Maintains effective working relationship with members of other departments, vendors, partners, sub-contractors and donors.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise a team of entry level and/or professional level staff. Manage, coordinate and monitor activities of others to assure goals are met.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Relations, Finance or related discipline.
Experience: Minimum of 8 years of experience in international development with an NGO and/or for-profit in the development sector, with at least 4 years of full cycle grant/contract administration. Demonstrated experience with the administration of USG and non-USG contracting and grant making, procedures, regulations and policies required. Experience with USAID is required. Experience with Department of State, and other international development donors (FCDO, GAC, DFAT, etc.) is highly desirable.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Experience with Microsoft Office is required. Proven organizational skills and capacity to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines. Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills. Team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Supervisory experience is preferred. Excellent negotiating skills.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required.
TRAVEL: Travel may be required up to 20%
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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