Work Location: US- Washington, DC
Other Possible Locations: Atlanta
Expected Travel: up to 40%
Language Requirement: English with Spanish or French preferable
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Accompanied - Family
Funding: Approved
Application Deadline:

 Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all
backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. 

CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


The Contract and Grant Specialist  plays a significant role in donor compliance oversight and assurance with USG donors by providing  advice on and interpretation of USG donor rules and regulations a they pertain to CARE program implementation and risk management.  Working in close consultation with the Fundraising and Competitive Bids units, International Program Operations and the Office of General Counsel, the Specialist ensures that CARE’s USG contracts and grants proposals and operational portfolio complies with USG regulations in all phases of the program management cycle. The Specialist will contribute to building organizational capacity and technical knowledge of contracts and sub contracts regulations and requirements and will provide support to portfolio of awards managed through one of CARE’s regional operations teams.  The specialist will work with the Donor Compliance team to build greater capability in grants and sub grants management across the organization. 

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Provide knowledge expertise, guidance and technical support in area of USG contracts and grants administration and management to Country Offices, Regional management teams, and HQ teams by maintaining current, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of all regulatory, statutory and administrative requirements for USG donors including USAID, OFDA, CDC, DOL, Dept of State and other US federal programs. 
  • In consultation with the Office of General Counsel serve as expert resource to CARE staff and respond to staff on donor compliance issues and communicate changes in USG regulations
  • Manage review process for USG funded contracts, subcontracts, grants and sub grants to ensure compliance, reasonableness, and consistency with regulations and policy.  In consultation with Fundraising Teams and other Finance staff review cost and business proposals, including compliance oversight and quality control, and support negotiations with donors on specific adjustments or amendments to agreements
  • Assist in building organizational capacity and technical knowledge of contracts and sub contract regulations and requirements and provide support to portfolio of awards managed through one of CARE’s regional operations teams. 
  • Develop and participate in Country Office assessment and spot checking activities to identify capacity strengthening and skills development needs of staff and sub recipient implementing organizations
  • Develop guidance, manuals, templates and quality management processes for implementation and monitoring of USG funded agreements and sub agreements and provides expertise and guidance on improvements in management systems, processes and procedures which are compliant with USG regulations and CARE policies
  • Support Country Office to effectively manage the audit process for A133 audits and compliance risks.

Qualifications (Know-How)

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Contracts Management or JD/LLD or equivalent work experience
  • 7-10 years of experience demonstrating knowledge of international non profit grants and contracts management  practices
  • Previous experience working in or with NGO's
  • Demonstrated experience managing USAID or other USG contracts in an international context.
  • Previous experience in the design and implementation of USG compliance and risk management programs
  • Financial accounting, budgeting and procurement operations including expertise in cost accounting and GAO Cost Accounting Standards (48 CFR 9903 and 48 CFR 9904)
  • Knowledge of FAR, AIDAR, USG Code of Federal Regulations (22 CFR), OMB 133, A 122.
  • Fluency in Spanish, preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Microsoft office and internet search computer skills including advance Excel


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