• Subawards Director

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/19/2019 11:34 AM)
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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    Pact is recruiting for a Subawards Director for an upcoming global project – Expanding Health Partnerships (EHP) under USAID’s existing New Partners Initiative Global Health Annual Program Statement (NPI GH APS) whose goal is to reach and sustain efforts to address health priorities to prevent child and maternal deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and combat infectious diseases globally. The project(s) will aim to foster local partnerships to strengthen health services for improved accessibility, affordability, replicability, and/or accountability in support of improved health outcomes.

    The Subawards Director will provide oversight for the efficient and effective administration of all sub-awards under this $100 million program. This includes ensuring that all meet the regulatory compliance, assessment and mitigation of business risks, and enforcement of Pact and USAID’s policies and procedures. The Subawards Director will work closely with the Deputy Program Director and technical experts to ensure that the program functions in a collaborative basis in the base program and the global portfolio. This position is contingent upon award.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Oversee the full cycle of subaward management activities, from planning through selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, monitoring/compliance visits, and closeout across the global portfolio.
    • Leads a global matrixed team to collect and analyze large amounts of data to meet program and donor deadlines.
    • Utilize Pact’s subaward management system (Salesforce) and accounting system (Serenic NAV) for subaward issuance and management. Ensure that all required documentation is available and stored as per Pact policy.
    • Ensure timely training of subgrantees and Pact staff to understand and comply fully with funder requirements. Develop training materials and carry out regular trainings with partners.
    • Provide operational cost share management when applicable.
    • Provides innovative solutions to complex granting needs and creates new granting models as needed.
    • Provides guidance to country-specific projects, including in-country staff, regarding agreement and donor requirements.
    • Leads the resolution of agreement-related issues and requirements with donor or sub-partners.
    • Monitors potential risks and actively engages with program team on mitigation of risks as they arise.
    • Contributes to development of relevant program-specific policies and procedures.
    • Provides training on regulatory and other matters to program staff, including remote training to regional/project-specific offices.
    • Supports and participates in community of practice and other mechanisms for knowledge sharing
    • Supports the development and realization of local organizations’ resource mobilization strategies.

    Basic Requirements

    • Bachelors degree, with preference for a Masters degree.
    • At least 10 years of relevant experience working with large U.S. Government cooperative agreements or contracts either with a for-profit or not-for profit implementer or with a U.S. Government agency.
    • At least 5 years of experience leading $5 million+/year complex grants portfolios which include USAID or NIH funding.
    • Working knowledge of U.S. regulations and requirements applicable to development assistance and acquisition including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, FTR.     
    • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.
    • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ethical management practices.
    • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
    • Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).
    • Ability to travel internationally periodically


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