The Contract Specialist supports the contract administration function and ensures that current and future prime agreements adhere to applicable regulatory requirements, best practices and CRDF Global policies. The Contract Specialist is responsible for ensuring contracts files and electronic systems are current and complete and for supporting the Senior Contract Manager in the execution of day-to-day contract functions. The Contract Specialist is required to have knowledge of the basic principles, concepts, and methodology of contract negotiations, US Government contracting regulations and demonstrated skill in applying this knowledge in carrying out assignments.
The Contract Specialist applies a range of policies, procedures and best practices to develop implementation plans, evaluate compliance, develop new policies and procedures, and to maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers.
Supports the prime agreement lifecycle, including participating in the review and negotiation processes for contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with US Government, for-profit, foreign government, non-profit, and other agencies, and partners under the direction of the Senior Contract Manager
Participates in proposal activities, including reviewing solicitations, proposal documents and teaming agreements
Maintains contracts files and electronics systems to ensure information is complete and accurate
Preparation and review of agreement documentation, including representations & certifications, teaming agreements, and related documents
Develops prime contract flow-down resources for each agreement
Updates contract templates
Supports Finance and Accounts Payable on generation of reports and invoices and other applicable compliance processes
Provides support to internal stakeholders on the contract administration process, by providing guidance on standard operating procedures
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field of study, advanced degree preferred
1-3 years’ experience in contract administration
Familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulations
Knowledge of Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) is a plus
Field-specific training, certifications, and active participation in National Contract Management Association, preferred
Understanding of different contract types, to include fixed price, cost type, incentive fee, IDIQ, etc.
Strong communication skills at all levels of the organization, including experience working with international partners
Ability to prepare detailed 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 and complex challenges
Must be a self-starter, handle multiple priorities and work in a dynamic environment
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.