Contracts and Compliance Manager - United States

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression.


Stay abreast of the latest USAID regulations, guidelines, and policies and ensure that all projects and activities adhere to these requirements.
Develop and implement compliance procedures and protocols to mitigate risks and potential violations.
Conduct regular compliance assessments and internal audits to identify areas for improvement.
Contract Administration:
Oversee the contract administration process, ensuring compliance with contractual obligations.
Oversee the development of new, and revision of existing, contract mechanisms and agreements.
Partner and Sub-Recipient Compliance:
Work across teams to ensure that all partners, sub-recipients, and subcontractors understand and adhere to USAID rules and regulations.
Conduct capacity-building sessions to enhance their understanding of compliance requirements.
Purchasing Policies and Implementation:
Develop and update purchasing policies and procedures to ensure efficiency, transparency, and compliance in the procurement process globally.
Oversee the implementation of these policies across all company locations.
Risk Management:
Identify potential compliance and procurement risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
Implement a risk management framework to monitor and address compliance-related issues proactively.
Training and Development:
Conduct training sessions for relevant staff to enhance their understanding of USAID rules and regulations as well as procurement policies.


Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, law, international development, project management, or related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
Proven track record of experience in contract management, compliance, and procurement, specifically with USAID-funded projects.
Minimum eight years experience working in international development.
Thorough knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and policies.
Strong understanding of procurement policies and best practices.
Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor cross-functional teams.
Exceptional attention to detail and analytical thinking.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

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