Chemonics seeks a contract manager for the anticipated USAID Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism (GHRC). The program will support USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS with the transition of direct program implementation to local implementing partners based on best practices and lessons learned from The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s Local Partner Transition efforts. The program may also support localization efforts across other USAID health programs, including malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, and other infectious disease. The program’s four objectives include 1) partner risk and health assessments, 2) risk mitigation & capacity development for health program performance, 3) monitoring, evaluation and data quality assurance, and 4) mission staff support for managing local awards. The contract manager will provide all aspects of contracts and administrative management for the GHRC mechanism, while providing support to the COP, USAID, local organizations, and other relevant programs. This position will be based in Washington, D.C. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Provide overall management and guidance for GHRC mechanism contracts and subcontracts so that they are compliant with USAID rules and regulations
- Provide administrative and contractual support for all modifications, purchases, or other requests that require USAID approval
- Design and oversee the training of the GHRC team on contract compliance, risk management, procurement, and other project best practices
- Conduct compliance reviews of RFQs/RFPs, subcontracts, and other project documentation (including selection and negotiation memos) to ensure consistency with Chemonics and GHRC mechanism best practices
- Oversee subcontract and grantee compliance and performance against contract and grant requirements
- Work closely with the COP and other members of the GHRC mechanism team to establish and maintain policies and procedures for contract management, administration, and procurement
- Develop and maintain relationships with PEPFAR, USAID, local partner organizations, and other key stakeholders to ensure the success of GHRC activities
- Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting, public health, international development, or a related field
- Minimum 7 years experience in compliance and financial oversight and management, with an emphasis on government contracting.
- Minimum 5 years experience managing USAID programming, including knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, compliance, reporting requirements, and grant management
- Demonstrated experience managing large and complex donor-funded programs, including grant and contracts management, maintaining donor relations, team management, and contract negotiations
- Possess a comprehensive understanding of project and contract management, as well as USG regulations and guidelines in order to provide support and guidance in a strategic and problem-solving manner
- Extensive experience solving complex technical, managerial or operational problems and ability to evaluate options based on relevant information, resources and knowledge
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively both orally and in writing, and deliver presentations, training, and facilitate meetings effectively
- Strong technology skills, including virtual meeting platforms, online financial management tools, and Microsoft Office
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
- Fluent English oral and written communication skills are required
Please complete this application and submit your resume or CV in the link below by January 17, 2021 at 5 pm EST. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
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