The Subcontract and Procurement Specialist is responsible for the day to day management of a portfolio of procurement activities, ensuring that those activities uphold CRDF Global policy and best practices in all aspects of procurement and subcontract implementation. The Subcontract and Procurement Specialist is required to have an enhanced knowledge and training on the principles, conceptsand methodology of procurement and subcontract implementation and demonstrated skill in applying this knowledge to many different and unrelated project activities.
While standard operating procedures are available, the Subcontract and Procurement Specialist applies a range of policies, procedures and best practices to develop implementation plans, evaluate compliance and resolve recurring issues. The position requires initiative and resourcefulness in occasionally deviating from traditional methods, analyzing trends and patterns to propose new procedures, and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external customers.
Oversees a portfolio of procurement and subcontract activities with medium-highcomplexity; performs pre-contract reviews, prepares implementation plans, issues and negotiates subcontract agreements, coordinates with internal and external stakeholders, ensuressubcontractor compliance with policies and procedures and maintains agreement files.
Provides comprehensive financial monitoring, including the review and approval of subcontractor payment requests and expense reconciliations.
Recommends policy or procedural improvements that will improve the efficiency or effectiveness of procurement and subcontractadministration, including the creation of forms and report templates for internal use.
Represents the team or department in internal events, teams or activities.
Provides high quality, timely support to internal and external clients.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field
3+ years of experience in procurement or subcontract management required; 5+ years preferred
Experience with subcontracting or procurement under a US Government funded prime agreement
Field-specific training or certifications preferred
Customer service experience and effective communication skills, including experience working with international partners
Ability to utilize MS Excel and to prepare financial reports and statistical analysis
Strong critical thinking and analysis, planning and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to adapt quickly to new challenges
High level of organization and attention to detail
U.S. work authorization
CRDF Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) CRDF Global provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.
CRDF Global offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
To apply, please complete our online application and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) references.
About CRDF Global
Founded in 1995, CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services. Based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in the Eurasia and MENA regions, CRDF Global works with more than 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eurasia, and Asia. We specialize in bringing isolated scientific communities into the scientific mainstream through a variety of science engagement and capacity-building programs. CRDF Global encourages science cooperation between countries where official relations are strained.
CRDF Global believes that the world’s scientists and innovators must work together to help solve today’s global challenges in such areas as global health; nuclear, biological and chemical security, and water, food, energy nexus. Through collaboration, scientists and innovators also enhance international understanding that can help to improve relations between countries. Our distinction lies in our ability to offer programs that empower grantees at every stage of science and tech innovation combined with our deep understanding of international grant and financial management processes.