Grants Management lead (RCAY)

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 15 November 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 October 2018

Job Description

Pact Overview:
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Project Overview:
Pact is recruiting for a Grants Management Lead for an upcoming global project based in Washington, DC - Reach Targeted Children and Youth with PEPFAR specified services in USAID PEPFAR Program (RCAY) whose goal is to reach and sustain HIV/AIDS epidemic control for pregnant women, children and adolescents by supporting them through targeted clinical, prevention and mitigation interventions. The program will also provide an avenue for countries to transition their prime awards to indigenous partners.

Position Purpose:
The Grants Management Lead is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of all sub-awards under this $100+ million program. This includes regulatory compliance, assessment and mitigation of business risks, and enforcement of Pact’s policies and procedures. The Grants Management Lead will work closely with the Chief of Party and other Technical Experts to ensure that the program functions in a collaborative basis in the base program and the global portfolio. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities:
The Grants Management Lead’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Leads the full cycle of subaward management activities, from planning through selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, monitoring/compliance visits, and closeout.
  • Leads a global matrixed team to collect and analyze large amounts of data to meet program and donor deadlines.
  • Provides innovative solutions to complex granting needs and creates new granting models as needed.
  • Provides guidance to country-specific projects, including in-country staff, regarding agreement and donor requirements.
  • Leads the resolution of agreement-related issues and requirements with donor or sub-partners.
  • Monitors potential risks and actively engages with program team on mitigation of risks as they arise.
  • Contributes to development of relevant program-specific policies and procedures.
  • Provides training on regulatory and other matters to program staff, including remote training to regional/project-specific offices.
  • Supports and participates in community of practice and other mechanisms for knowledge sharing
  • Supports the development and realization of local organizations’ resource mobilization strategies.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree, with preference for a Masters degree.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience working with large U.S. Government cooperative agreements or contracts either with a for-profit or not-for profit implementer or with a U.S. Government agency.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading $5 million+/year complex grants portfolios which include USAID or NIH funding.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. regulations and requirements applicable to development assistance and acquisition including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, FTR.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ethical management practices.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
  • Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically
  • Eligibility to work in the US required.



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Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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