Contracts and Compliance Manager

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.
Conduct regular compliance reviews of DI policies as requested by cross-functional departments. Conduct compliance review of all contractual instruments such as Independent Consulting Agreements (ICA), contracts, subawards, engagement letters, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), teaming agreements, and so on.
Oversee the contract administration process, ensuring compliance with contractual obligations.
Oversee the development of new, and revision of existing, contract templates and workflows, including for subcontracts, grants under contract, subawards, consultants, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, etc.
Review and clear contracts and other legal agreements through DI’s contract management system.
Oversee and support the program teams with administration of and compliance with prime awards.
The details of job duties are in the job apply link


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.
Experience using Ironclad and Procurify platforms is preferred.
Minimum eight years of 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.


$110000 - $118000

Application instructions

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. The starting salary range for this position is $110,000 to $118,000, commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. DI will not sponsor applicants for work Visa.

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