Contracts Administrator

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 30 June 2018
Posted on 31 May 2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Contracts Administrator. The contracts administrator will collaborate with contracts managers and provide cradle-to-grave contractual support and oversight for multiple U.S. and field-based project teams, under the supervision of the director of contracts and grants. The incumbent will be expected to analyze and provide solutions to contractual issues, as well as communicate effectively with project managers, technical and finance staff, field offices, and subcontractors.

**Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position.**


  • Prepare subcontracts, grants, subawards, consultant agreements, and vendor purchase order agreements to ensure compliance with corporate and client regulations.
  • Review requests for agreements from project staff, seeks clarifications, and ensures that all supporting documentation and approvals are complete, prior to generating agreements.
  • Review prime contract documents for signature.
  • Support project management and technical staff with contract start-up, implementation, and closeout activities, including preparation of contract briefing materials; instruction on field office procurement policies and procedures, required client approvals, allowances, funding, and audit file documentation.
  • Support contracts managers in review and negotiation of subcontractor budget estimates in response to RFPs, collect and review subcontractor proposals and pricing justification; ensure completion and accuracy of subcontractor documents;
  • Provide training on contractual issues to home and field office staff.
  • Maintain central contract and subcontract files.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, such as accounting, finance, business, or international development.
  • 3-4 years of experience in contract administration with USG agencies. USAID experience required.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. government contract types; familiarity with cost and pricing principles; and ability to research, apply, and communicate policies and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations including FAR and AIDAR, as well as other agency-specific regulations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Fluency in English with advanced professional proficiency in another language is desire, preferably Spanish, French, or Arabic.
  • Experience in providing training on contractual regulations, policies, and procedures preferred.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills, with the ability to identify and mitigate risk.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team while handling multiple tasks and deadlines.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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