FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Contracting Officer II for Pre-Award
A Contracting Officer is primarily responsible for managing the administrative processes for contract administration from pre-award to contract close-out. He/she will provide professional expertise in contract administration to ensure full compliance with donor rules and regulations. The functions of the position include: a) Comprehensive analysis of contract terms and conditions to ensure that the organization has the organizational capacity or is able to acquire the necessary capacity to successfully perform and meet contractual obligations; b) Expert interpretation of donor (USG and non-USG) rules and regulations; c) Standardization of administrative procedures for efficient award and sub award management; d) Development of contractual documents including templates and ancillary business forms; and e) Capacity building and replication of contract portfolio management systems and best practices in award and sub award management. A Contracting Officer may lead or supervise other staff in the efficient operation and maintenance of an effective contracts portfolio management system. Contracting officers will work in partnership with operations staff and other enterprise services staff to achieve successful and compliant contract performance. The scope of contract administration may include contract interpretation, compliance with regulatory requirements and restrictions, sub award administration, and donor relations among others.
This role will champion the development of a dedicated pre-award contracts function to enhance support to proposal teams and organizational pre-award functions (including but not limited to the centralized business development and cost & pricing teams as well as business development functions embedded in operating units). Initially this role will focus on the following responsibilities:
• Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Business Administration or Related Field.
• Minimum of 8+ years’ experience in a position of contracting authority in either the Federal Government acquisition system or a Non- governmental Organization (NGO) – domestic or international.
• At least 5 years of negotiating experience and direct management of a diverse portfolio of complex contracts and other agreements.
• Comprehensive knowledge of donor (USG and non-USG) rule and regulations including but not limited to USAID, DHHS, DOE, etc.
• Expertise in USG acquisition and assistance processes.
• Experience working in a not-for-profit or non- governmental organization (NGO).
• Experience working with international donors.
• Prior supervisory or mentor experience preferred.
• Mastery of donor (USG and non- USG) rules and regulations.
• Considered a subject matter expert.
• Effective customer management skills are essential to developing and growing critical business relationships within and outside of the organization.
• Influential leadership skills to facilitate and support transitions to new systems at the unit level.
• Highly articulate (compelling and persuasive) oral and written communication skills to convey complex business concepts and information both inside and outside of the organization.
• Strong and effective ability to develop, articulate, and implement.
• Good knowledge of strategic planning methodologies and practices.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.