Contracts and Grants Officer

Amideast

About the organization

Established in 1951, Amideast is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges. Working with local, regional, and international partners, we provide programs and services that improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.S. study, empower youth and women, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Amideast operates offices in 11 countries in the MENA region. For more information, visit us at www.amideast.org.

Duties

The Contracts and Grants Officer:
• Leads award-related communications with stakeholders including donors (especially the US Department of State and USAID), partner NGOs/institutions, contractors, HQ, field staff, and auditors.
• Serves a vital role in the management of AMIDEAST’s grants, cooperative agreements and contracts, by reviewing, negotiating, organizing, monitoring, tracking, and filing agreements and supporting documentation.
• Offers critical assistance to program operations by setting up new projects, crafting and submitting reports, updating procedures, and providing C&G trainings or guidance to all levels of staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support field offices and HQ (including country directors, finance, program, and leadership) in the area of contracts and grants
• Communicate with federal agencies, field offices, and partner institutions on award-related matters
• Attend non-profit industry events/trainings/webinars and keep abreast of new developments in international NGO sector
• Maintain and update AMIDEAST agreement tracker and other informational databases
• Set-up or clone new projects in coordination with program and finance teams
• Assist or lead new award kick-off meetings and closeout of old awards
• Report to, or assist in reporting to, USG through its designated online platforms including FFATA, SPOT, SAM.gov, SAMS Domestic, RAM, PVS, and DEC

Qualifications

Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with with 2-6 years’ experience
• Precise attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to work under pressure/time constraints
• Familiarity with grant/contract administration and regulations
• Excellent writing and communications skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams
• Windows proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Preferred:
• Familiarity with the Middle East/North Africa region and/or Arabic or French language skills
• Experience with USAID and/or State Department, especially their grant regulations
• Degree or certification in law, business, finance, or contract/grant management
• Open to possible work travel to MENA region (although travel not anticipated)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The incumbent in this position will work in a professional office environment and will utilize the following equipment when working from the corporate office or remote home office (temporarily due to COVID-19).
• Computer (laptop or desktop)
• Printer/Photocopier/Scanner/Fax
• Telephone
• Other (Specify if any)

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