The Director of Contracts will lead efforts and manage logistics and the substantive life-cycle of multiple contracts, and ensure the necessary contracts tracking systems to manage a large number of sub-contracts and grantees (i.e. including transaction and investment advisors, financial institutions, private companies, and other partners) and manage cost-shared, performance-based sub-contracts and grants to support global health supply chain (GHSC) commodities procurement, in accordance with Palladium’s and USAID’s policies and procedures.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Provide oversight to program managers on contract inception, implementation, and closeout activities, including preparation of contract briefing materials, required approvals, allowances, funding, procurement, property inventory, and audit file documentation.
- Analyze contractual commitments, specifications, and changes and develop a logistical program to prepare necessary subcontracts, purchase agreements, task orders, and subcontract modifications.
- Prepare and negotiate Subcontracts, Purchase Agreements, Independent Consultant Agreements, Contract, and Task Order modifications; negotiate and approve rates and funds sufficiency; perform periodic contract budget monitoring.
- Proven experience supervising teams of support staff at the manager level.
- Work with Project Director to ensure smooth implementation of contracts; organize and manage logistical flow of contract implementation by company contracts managers and relevant GHSC team members.
- Organize and conduct periodic contract performance and administrative compliance reviews for project logistics teams.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Extensive progressive experience in project and contracts management; USAID contract management, proposal cost and budget development preferred.
- Strong demonstrated experience in supply chain projects and procurement logistics management.
- Demonstrated significant experience working on USAID drug and supply chain contracts.
- Strong organizational skills to ensure documentation is filed professionally and accurately for internal and external audit.
- Significant management experience.
- Must be familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the USAID Federal Acquisition Regulations supplement (AIDAR), 2 CFR 200, USAID ADS series, DoS Standardized Regulations.
- Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. Government service-type cost reimbursable, T&M, and fixed price Acquisition and Assistance management.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze complex contracts clauses.
- Ability to communicate effectively. Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required. Ability to speak and write French a plus.
About the Organization
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities, and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.