Director of Grants and Contracts at Pact World – May 2024

Director of Grants and Contracts

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the Strengthening Youth and Women’s Civic Participation Project’s grants management and compliance.
  • Partner with Pact’s Washington, D.C. Grants and Contracts Team and Global Finance Team, providing oversight and full cycle support to the granting processes and mechanisms.
  • Serve as the liaison between Pact and grantee organizations via workplans, clear targets, and deliverables, program and financial monitoring, and indicator tracking.
  • In partnership with finance, program officers and technical staff, supervise the grants staff and who work directly with each grantee to review budgets, ensuring cost reasonability, allowability, and allocability, and conduct regular site visits to review both programmatic and financial processes and deliverables. Partner with grantees to improve their financial and compliances policies and processes.
  • Provide training and capacity building on grant oversight and ensure that monitoring and oversight is cascaded down to all levels of sub-contracted and sub-granted organizations.
  • Ensure that sub-contracts, grants and local consultancy documents and procedures are completed in a timely and correct manner and comply with Pact and USAID policies, regulations, and branding requirements.
  • Oversee the full cycle of grants and procurements from solicitation, evaluation, selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, monitoring, and closeout.
  • Maintain operations tracker to document process for each grant or procurement cycle; compile and organize all grant or procurement materials.
  • Oversee the correct and efficient utilization of Pact’s subaward management system (Salesforce) and ensure proper documentation is maintained in accordance with Pact and USAID policies.
  • Supervise a team of Grants and Contracts staff. Provide capacity development support to team.
  • Employee complies with all company policies and procedures, including completing all compliance training topics by the deadline to satisfy each and receiving the corresponding acknowledgment statement that the training has been completed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
  • 9+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, including 5 years of management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of nine years’ experience in contracts and grants management, including subgrants and subcontracts, including 5 years of management experience.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of professional management principles, theories, practices and terminology of the laws, regulations and procedure governing USAID financial management and contractual and procurement regulations.
  • Deep familiarity with USG and USAID rules and regulations, specifically 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 700, and 22 CFR 228.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner successfully with team, partner/subgrantee organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to provide training to staff and partner organizations on regulatory and compliance matters. Previous management and supervision experience required.
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic (must be able to communicate in verbal and written form).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., as well as other relevant software.

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