Contracts Administrator

Abt Associates - Australia
Makati City, Philippines
Apply by 13 August 2018
Mid-level
Posted on 30 July 2018

Job Description

Investing in Women

Investing in Women was initiated in 2016 by the Australian Government, in partnership with the private sector, to catalyse inclusive economic growth in South East Asia through greater harnessing of the productive capacity of women and their economic empowerment. Investing in Women is being implemented in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. The head office is in Makati, Philippines.

The goals of the initiative are:

  • More businesses achieve gender equality in their workplace
  • Impact investing in women’s SMEs has increased
  • Government partners take steps towards removing selected barriers to women’s economic empowerment
  • Public attitudes are more supportive of women’s economic empowerment

For more information see www.investinginwomen.asia

The Opportunity

As a Contracts Administrator, you will report to the Senior Contracts Manager and provide advice and support to the IW CEO and Directors to ensure program implementation is well coordinated and in-line with Abt & DFAT priorities. You will support technical procurement and contracting of program partners in-line with Abt and DFAT policies as well as ensure compliance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, the Commonwealth Grant Rules & Guidelines and Abt procurement policies.

Key Duties

  • Contribute to the delivery of efficient and effective procurement and contract management services for the program team in an electronic environment
  • As required, conduct or review approaches to the market for procurement and grant activities
  • Contribute to the drafting, development and implementation of program contracts and grant agreements including conducting due diligence
  • Support the delivery of key program events and activities through the development, issuance and monitoring of purchase orders and the use of consulting personnel
  • Support the contractual monitoring of agreed activities, including review of invoices and tranche requests against contractual requirements

A Terms of Reference providing further details of the key duties is available from our website at: www.abtassoc.com.au/careers

Key Requirements

The preferred applicant will have:

  • Qualifications in economics, supply, procurement, business or law
  • At least three years experience in a similar role
  • Track record of handling contract or grant administration on behalf of Clients including the ability to review and critique terms of references
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and individually to prepare quality reports and submissions on behalf of the Program

A Terms of Reference providing further details of the key requirements is available from our website at: www.abtassoc.com.au/careers

Further Information & Application

Further information in regards to this opportunity can found in the Position Description available from the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website at: http://www.abtassoc.com.au/careers/job-search/

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website, and must include a CV and covering letter addressing the key requirements listed above. We are an equal opportunity employer, and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.

Applications close: 13 August 2018

We welcome and thank all applicants, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

More information

180727_IFA_Contracts Administrator_2018.pdf

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