Contracts and Compliance Officer - 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.


Develop and revise contract and grant templates.
Draft contracts and grants for vendors and partners.
Ensure contract terms and conditions are understood and adhered to by all parties involved.
Compliance Management:

Assist in the development and implementation of compliance procedures and protocols to mitigate risks and potential violations.
Collaborate with the Contracts and Compliance Manager and Program Management Team to ensure that all partners, sub-recipients, and subcontractors understand and comply with USAID rules and regulations.
Conduct regular compliance assessments and internal audits to identify areas for improvement.
Maintain comprehensive and organized records of all compliance-related documentation.
Procurement Support:

Provide support for procurement processes across the entire company, ensuring adherence to relevant policies and guidelines.
Collaborate with various teams to facilitate efficient procurement planning, sourcing, and supplier management
Risk Management:

Collaborate with the Manager to identify potential compliance risks and assist in the development of strategies to mitigate them.
Support the implementation of a risk management framework to monitor and address compliance-related issues proactively.


Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, law, international development, project management, or related field. A Master's degree is a plus.
Previous experience in contract management, compliance, or related fields, working under USAID rules and regulations preferred.
Solid interest in USAID compliance requirements.
Strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail.
Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify compliance risks and propose appropriate solutions.

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. 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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