Winrock International Regional Awards Officer - Contracts and Grants Jobs in Kenya

Winrock International Regional Awards Officer - Contracts and Grants Jobs in Kenya


Position Summary

  • This is a regional position requiring extensive travel to support compliance management of a diverse portfolio of global awards including contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and sub-awards.

  • The Awards Officer assess and supports the development and implementation of systems to manage sub awards and strengthens compliance with donor and organizational terms and conditions.

  • Provides on-site support and training on award-related issues.

    Major Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site project and regional trainings on sub award management and compliance to project staff and sub grantees, provides on-site support in implementing systems that comply with WI and donor requirements and builds the capacity of project staff to manage sub awards.

  • Reviews contractual documents to ensure the best possible terms for WI prior to signature.

  • Provides guidance and identifies training needs for program units to ensure award functions are implemented consistently across the organization.

  • Reviews sub awards and modifications, escalates identified problems and risks, and takes the lead in researching and providing advice on disputes concerning contractual issues.

  • Support program staff in negotiating sub awards and consultant agreements.

  • Supports project start up and close out in implementation of systems and processes to manage sub awards and ensure compliance with prime award requirements

  • Remains current on changes within the industry through resource sites, publications, and continuing education, and provides training and refresher sessions to staff on pertinent topics.

  • Maintain up-to-date awards management filing
    and tracking system based on institutional standards.

  • Provides in-country gap/staffing coverage and support to programs, as needs arise.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse teams, maintain high ethical standards of integrity and respect confidentiality in representing WI to ensure a professional representation at all times.

    Qualifications and Background

    Education/Experience

  • BS/BA in Business Administration, International Finance, International Affairs, or related field, with minimum of 6 years relevant experience in awards management working on US government funded projects

    Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of USAID regulations FAR, AIDAR, CFR and experience working with other USG agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations, foundations and private sectors funders.

  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks;

  • Flexibility;

  • Excellent Writing Skills;;

  • Attention to Detail;

  • Team Player;

  • Demonstrated Training/Mentoring Skills and Experience a Plus.

  • This position requires extensive travel within Asia, Africa, and to the United States, as needed.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Winrock International Regional Awards Officer - Contracts and Grants Jobs in Kenya


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