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Grants And Contracts Manager

About Dexis Consulting Group

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world. Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions. At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

Duties

  • Review grant and cooperative agreement packages, negotiate and prepare complex grants, cooperative agreements, amendments/modifications and supporting documentation, and prepare all pertinent documentation for new grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Independently manages day-to-day duties and assigned responsibilities with detailed understanding of contractual requirements and the relevant policies and regulations. 
  • Actively engage across project management units and country teams to advise on grant compliance issues.
  • Oversee compliance in subcontract management, grants, and the hiring and oversight of consultants.
  • Negotiate subcontract agreements, support development of small business subcontracting plans on proposal efforts and ensure appropriate prime contract flow-downs are incorporated into subcontract agreements.
  • Review requests and draft agreements for consultancies.
  • Advise project management units to ensure efficient, effective and compliant performance throughout entire project by providing guidance on contractual issues, interpreting regulations and contractual requirements, reviewing client requests and budget modifications, ensuring risk mitigation and management, etc…
  • Proactively identify and raise all potential compliance issues, work to correct the situation, and follow up to ensure corrective action is taken; elevates contractual concerns as appropriate.
  • Conduct regular research of USG rules and regulations as related to USAID, DOS, DOD and other clients (e.g., AIDAR, FAR, ADS, 2 CFR 200) to ensure compliance.
  • Contribute to quality control/quality assurance oversight in all grants and contracts processes through the development, implementation, and continuous refining and improvement of Contracts processes, systems, tools, platforms, and best practices.
  • Review terms and conditions of new prime awards, subcontracts, cooperative agreements and modifications issued to Dexis and provide guidance and interpretation.
  • Partner with proposal teams to review solicitations, teaming agreements, NDAs, and other related documents for bids.
  • Ensures the preparation and review of documents for internal or external audits.
  • Advise and/or lead the development of project and corporate policies, procedures, templates, and supplementary guidance resources related to contracts and grants administration and compliance.
  • Develop, lead, and coach project teams, HQ staff, and field staff on management of grants under contract and subawards; provide mentorship to junior level staff members within the Contracts team.
  • Ensure project compliance through regular revision of project procurement, acquisition and grant files and advise on corrective actions, as needed.
  • Lead the development of project- and corporate-level training content.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience
  • Fluent or advanced Spanish 
  • In-depth knowledge of FAR, AIDAR, ADS 350 and 303, 2 CFR 200, and Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR)
  • Experience supporting USAID-funded programs
  • Strong understanding of Cost Reasonableness - Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Programs
  • Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills as well as exceptional customer support (both internally & externally)
  • Sound business judgment and demonstrated ability to provide contractual oversight by identifying and presenting to management program issues and providing solutions
  • Prior experience developing policies, procedures, and templates
  • Hands-on experience with all contract types - cost reimbursable (CP), FFP, T&M, IDIQ
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks with multiple deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Application instructions

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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