Contracts Specialist

DT Global

About the organization

DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition - we provide world class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.

Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world.

Duties

DT Global is seeking a Contracts Specialist who will be responsible for administering and provide guidance to project delivery teams and field offices regarding contracts/subcontracts/grants/cooperative agreements terms and conditions. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Contracts, the Contracts Specialist will administer various types of contracts from inception to closeout.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Manage the full cradle-to-grave procurement cycle of DT Global contracts from award through closeout.
Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID Contracting Officers and Specialists as contracts administrator.
Prepare requests for common administrative issues such as consent to subcontract, contractor rate approval, international travel, modifications, etc. and maintain and update templates for these approvals as required.
Develop acquisition/procurement packages and related documentation such as Statements of Work evaluation criteria, market research, cost analysis, justifications and approvals. Serve as chair for technical evaluations of subcontractor proposals.
Negotiate contract terms and conditions with Subcontractors, Vendors, and Consultants.
Prepare and submit annual compliance reports sure as eSRS, SCA, Subcontract Reporting, VAT filing, etc.
Manage and Mentor program management unit staff on USAID rules and regulations.
In conjunction with the Deputy Director, Contracts develop and conduct trainings for HO and overseas staff.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, accounting, law, or related field.
At least 5 years progressive experience in USAID contracts management;
Strong knowledge of US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) the USAID Acquisition Regulations Supplement (AIDAR), 2 CFR 200 and DoS Standardized Regulations (DSSR)
Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. Government service-related contract types including cost reimbursable, T&M, and fixed price Acquisition and Assistance management.
Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. Government GSA contracting.
Strong organizational skills and tasks management, strong attention to details to ensure record of documentation is filed professionally and accurately for internal and external audit.
Excellent reading comprehension skills and demonstrated ability to analyze complex contracts clauses.
Excellent writing skills required.
Oral and written fluency in English required.
Ability to communicate well in person and via email to individuals and small groups of company staff
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment within required deadlines.
Experience working in an integrated team environment; able to operate independently as well as part of a team.
Self-starter and well-organized.

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