Associate Director Grants & Contracts - NHTAP - USAID

  FHI360/ NHTAP Project
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 246
Date Posted:Dec 1, 2019
Reference:533
Closing Date:Dec 5, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:8 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FHI360/ NHTAP Project:

Founded:  

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.


We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director Grants &Contracts for an anticipated multiyear USAID National Health Technical Assistance Program in Afghanistan.  The activity aims to improve health outcomes through improved utilization of high-impact, sustainable, accessible, and quality health and nutrition services across Afghanistan. The program will enhance the Afghan Ministry of Public Health’s capacity to support the health systems and policies required to provide high-quality services across Afghanistan and ultimately improve health outcomes among Afghans nationally.


This position is subject to project award and funding.


Job Summary:

The Associate Director, Grants & Contracts will provide leadership and technical expertise in grants and contracts support. S/he will be responsible for management oversight and support a team of grants/contracts professionals. He/she will facilitate compliance with donor requirements and regulations and FHI 360 policies and procedures.  The position will be based in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Skills Required:

Contract Management

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

·      Manage and provide leadership, training, guidance and support to grants and contracts staff in all aspects of contracts administration/management.

·      Support compliance with U.S. Government (USG) contracting requirements by researching changes in USG regulations and advising on appropriate corporate implementation or response.

·      Act as contractual liaison to internal and external constituencies, collaborators, donors, etc., as necessary.

·      Keep Operations Director informed of grans/contracts performance, and management issues.

·      Assist Operations Director in development, management, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate systems, services, and processes as assigned. Identify and implement “best practices,” as appropriate.

·      Actively participate and take managerial decisions during meetings to ensure proper implementation of services.

·      AD is responsible for timely tracking, consolidation, and finalization of all standard reporting formats related to grants & contracts activities under the project

·      Perform other related duties as assigned.


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

·      Master’s degree or International Equivalent in Business Administration or related field

·      Minimum of 8+ years’ experience in a position of contracting authority (or equivalent

experience) in either the Federal Government acquisition process or a Non-governmental

Organization (NGO).

·      Requires significant experience (5 years minimum) in review, negotiation, administration, and management of

donor-sponsored awards, especially, funded by USG agencies, not-for-profit foundations, and multilateral development organizations

·      Comprehensive knowledge of USG grants/contracts regulations and guidelines,

including US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars; US Agency for

International Development (USAID) Automated Directives System (ADS); Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Expertise in USG acquisition and assistance processes.

·      Demonstrated leadership ability; Previous management experience.

·      Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

·      Outstanding presentation (including visual thru PPT) and reporting skills (oral and written)

·      Fluency in Dari and Pashto, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.



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Associate Director Grants & Contracts - NHTAP - USAID
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