Award Manager

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 9 September 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 August 2018

Job Description


Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.

We are seeking a D.C.-based Award Manager who will be responsible for the facilitation, negotiation, and management of prime and sub-award funding mechanisms and modifications (i.e. cooperative agreements, grants, contracts, etc.). This is a great mid-level opportunity for individuals who are interested in the cradle-to-grave administration of donor assistance and acquisitions awards.


Primary activities include but are not limited to: provide support to project start-ups on compliance staff recruitment, procurement and sub award planning, and implementing systems and policies that adhere to donor and organizational requirements; review of subcontracts, sub-awards, grants, vendor agreements (purchase orders), and modifications issued in headquarters; review subaward documentation including award documents, negotiation memos, budget, scopes of work, and solicitation documents (RFA, RFP, RFQ, etc.), to ensure compliance with AV and donor requirements; and review and provide input into donor submissions including no-cost extension, waivers, and other approvals and formal communications.

In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting in the development of standard ACDI/VOCA templates for procurement and subaward instruments, and documentation requirements, as necessary; conducting field site visits to review compliance with AV policies and funding agency requirements; providing interpretations of USAID, USDA, UN, MCC, and other donor rules and regulations for assistance and award/contract management; and providing training for AV staff and field based grantee staff on donor requirements and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or International Law; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree. Candidates must have a minimum of seven years’ experience in U.S. government contracts, grants, or finance administration. Experience with and/or knowledge of USAID/USDA or non-profit/for profit international development organization is preferred. Candidates must have a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and similar procurement regulations. Fluency in English is required. Additional French/Spanish skills are highly desired. The ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries.

Please apply online at or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/SLD, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20001 or fax +1 202 469 6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

About the Organization

ACDI/VOCA is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries. Offering a comprehensive range of technical assistance services, ACDI/VOCA addresses the most pressing and intractable development problems. Driven by the goal of adding value to local enterprise, which underlies prosperity and stability, ACDI/VOCA works in five main practice areas: * Agribusiness * Enterprise Development * Financial Services * Community Development * Food Security The ACDI/VOCA Difference ACDI/VOCA has a proven record of development success dating back more than 45 years. This experience coupled with operational integrity, technical expertise and the ability to operate at scale means that clients and partners can always expect positive results from ACDI/VOCA. ACDI/VOCA is also distinguished by its: * identity as a nonprofit that means business * proficiency at grassroots, self-help organizing * private sector and market orientation * dedication to beneficiary gains in income, jobs and savings * leadership in value chain approaches to enterprise development * legacy of lasting institutions and organizations * vast talent bank * experience working on a regional/global scale * network of U.S. and international partners * systems approach to technical solutions and operations * grants-management capacity * cutting-edge approaches to fragile/failing states, trade capacity building, public-private partnership, information and communications technology and integrated HIV/AIDS programming * experience with large indefinite quantity contracts (IQCs)

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