Director, Office of Grants and Contracts (9899)

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 February 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Seattle, Washington, United States | Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing on 28 March 2020
  • Current

Job Description

PATH is currently recruiting for a Director, Office of Grants and Contracts who may be located in Seattle, WA, Washington, DC or Nairobi, Kenya.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

The Director, Office of Grants and Contracts is responsible for the strategy, implementation and management of a team that handles grants and contracts, and related policies, and procedures, to ensure that all subrecipients, subcontractors, and grantees are in compliance with applicable US federal, other major donors, and local government requirements.

The objective of the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC), in partnership with program and operational support services, is to provide our donors with responsive awards management, thereby mitigating risk to the organization. In addition, OGC provides subject matter expertise on donor compliance, subaward management, and related PATH policies. The Director, Office of Grants and Contracts is responsible for leading an OGC team that is based in Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; and Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop a global team of office of grant and contract professionals who are responsible for all aspects of incoming and outgoing awards review and negotiation. This includes partnering with the Legal Affairs team on drafting agreements, interpreting language, and applying rules and regulations from different funders.
  • Provide strategic vision and oversight for awards management in partnership with global teams
  • Responsible for the strategy, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation of awards and subordinate agreements. This includes applying highly specialized acquisition and assistance knowledge, skills and abilities involving a multi-donor environment that ranges from simple, low-dollar, short-term awards to complex multi-million dollar, multi-year awards.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of USG, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, and other major donors’ policies and procedures, and keep abreast of changes in donor landscape.
  • Work towards ensuring that PATH is compliant with donor terms and conditions, PATH’s policies, federal regulations and requirements and local laws in the locations where we work.
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of new business processes associated with awards and subaward management, as well as contribute to policy and design changes within PATH.
  • Design, and evolve as needed, a structure that enables the OGC team to work with PATH’s global staff to ensure awards are reviewed and subagreements are executed per PATH standards.
  • Provide oversight to grantees’ sub‐granting procedures and ensure that they are in compliance with USG/donor requirements and that they are trained on PATH policies. This includes providing training on PATH policies
  • Develop and implement key performance indicators (KPI) on donors reporting, procurement efficiency, asset and inventory management.
  • Design and implement a framework and process for audit corrective action.
  • Conduct continuous assessments on grantees and oversee capacity building plans and provisions in financial and grant management for all sub‐grantee recipients.

Required skills and experience:

  • Ten years’ experience working with multiple donor types, USG contracts, US federal grants, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts required. At least five years’ experience leading grants and contracts teams.
  • Degree in business administration, compliance accounting, or other related discipline required.
  • Experience in leading a team responsible for management of multiple grants from different donors simultaneously, while liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership in complex regulations and effectively transferring working knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures to appropriate employee population.
  • Proven ability to act as a solution-oriented problem solver in partnership with colleagues to work through complex and tricky situations and/or requirements.
  • Experience working collaboratively with global teams and in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Proven ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with agency representatives, government officials, and staff.
  • Superior leadership skills, with a focus on professional development and capacity-building across the organization.
  • Strong subrecipient compliance monitoring skills.
  • Demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating sub agreements.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must have experience using Microsoft tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

About the Organization

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. For more information, please visit www.path.org.

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