The Contracts and Compliance Manager is a critical member of Panagora’s team providing guidance and review of procurement cycle and contractual documentation ensuring strict compliance with client (primarily USAID) and corporate policies and requirements.
Review, edit as required, and approve documents and requests that are submitted to for company’s president/CEO signature
Conduct research, review, as necessary, and assist in finalizing responses critical or unusual inquiries/questions from USAID Contracting Officers
Support negotiations of contracts, subcontracts, and grants, as needed, by conducting research and providing targeted input
At activity start-up carry out a thorough review of the prime contract and review the contract approvals matrix
Provide guidance to activity management teams (AMTs) and activity offices (AOs) for procurement of goods and services through different contractual mechanism terms and conditions
Review draft subcontracts, task orders, amendments, services agreements, and independent contractors’ agreements and address contract/agreements/subcontract-related issues
Provide guidance to AMTs and AOs for post award administration of subcontracts, sub-task orders, and purchase orders, including, but not limited to modifications, realignments, and interpretation of terms and conditions
Review budget realignments/modifications to ensure compliance with existing terms and conditions, Panagora’s policies, and client’s cost principles
Perform necessary due diligence to ensure cost/price reasonableness and compliance with applicable U.S. Government regulations
Assist the Director of Contracts and Compliance in solving company-wide contractual and sub- contractual issues
Provide input in the development and delivery of contracts-related training materials
Participate in corporate initiatives and propose innovative solutions to problems of medium complexity which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity
Collaborate actively with members of other teams to establish best practice and efficient results
Additional responsibilities may be assigned as business needs evolve
Bachelor’s Degree is required in business administration, contract management, finance, or related field
Five to seven years of relevant experience is required with a minimum of two years supervisory experience
At least five years’ USAID contracts administration experience or similar years of experience working on USAID projects
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and AIDAR
Working knowledge of CPFF, T&M, FP, and/or IDIQ contracts
Experience negotiating contractual terms and conditions including price with subcontractors
Ability to create and review budgets of medium to high complexity
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and effectively deliver assignment in a timely manner
Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, policies and interpret regulations to provide clear guidance.
Working knowledge of MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
Experience with Costpoint preferred
If experience is working on USAID projects, it must include experience with contracts administration, audit, or compliance.
Reports to Director of Contracts and Compliance.
No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Only applicants who include the required application components will be considered.
Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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About Panagora Group
Panagora Group is a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions that build national capacity and promote sustainability through robust local participation and capacity building, utilizing highly integrated and private sector solutions. Throughout our work, we embrace a virtuous circle of knowledge stewardship, collaborative learning, and application of evidence to heighten and accelerate positive health and development outcomes.