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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Grants, Compliance & Contracts Consultant The candidate will support the GCC Unit’s function to provide cradle-to-grave award management and oversight of Counterpart’s portfolio of grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and subawards, and to contribute to core, institutional services by promoting standardized systems of policies and procedures, developing tools and trainings and facilitating mitigation of organizational risk. GCC requires the services of grants, contracts and compliance consultants to provide surge support at one Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) immediately followed by a Purchase Order (PO) to address the immediate term need for a period of 4-6 months, beginning no later than February 15, 2018. The scope of the initial PO requires in person presence at Counterpart’s Arlington, VA office. The Consultant shall furnish the services described in any ordering documents issued by Counterpart under this BPA. During this interim period, GCC is in need of surge capacity to ensure program implementation needs are being effectively met and institutional risks are being mitigated. Counterpart requires and the Consultant agrees to provide the following services: Provide GCC backstop support and guidance to HQ and field staff to assigned teams on award management and compliance with donor regulations, Review, compile institutional comments and draft negotiation comments to donors on awards and modifications for assigned portfolio and share with GCC Associate Director for review prior to submission, Review/prepare correspondence to donors on agreement-related issues and share with GCC Associate Director for review prior to submission, Review documents from a compliance and risk management perspective prior to submission for executive signature, Conduct compliance review of procurements, including consulting agreements, for assigned projects, Review proposal and cost applications for assigned portfolio for compliance with donor requirements and Counterpart policies, Review subawards and manuals prior to issuance for compliance with donor regulations and Counterpart policies, and provide subaward management guidance as needed in consultation with GCC team members for consistency, Contribute to the development and/or revision of templates and other tools, to assist program staff with award management and compliance with donor regulations and Counterpart policies, Coordinate with GCC team members, including to ensure consistent organizational interpretation and guidance on donor regulations, Participate in weekly GCC team meetings and in meetings for assigned projects, Coordinate and interact regularly cross-operationally with Counterpart teams (program, finance, new business development, HR, IT and security), Interact in professional manner with agreement staff of donor agencies, Maintain agreement-related files and database records for awards in assigned portfolio, Perform other tasks as assigned by the GCC Director.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business Administration, Organizational Development, Economics, Accounting, International Development or other relevant field of study. Should have 5+ years of experience with USAID awards (assistance and/or acquisition) and working knowledge and ability to interpret and apply 2 CFR 200/700 and USAID Standard Provisions. Fluency in English required; French or Spanish language skills a plus. Must have experience with Share point, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of best practices in grant management and procurement procedures strongly preferred. Experience with other U.S. Government agencies as well as bilateral or multilateral donors, such as DFID, SIDA, UN Agencies, preferred. Knowledge of FAR/AIDAR a plus. Experience in international development projects desirable. Experience living or working overseas a plus.
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