Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.
Social Impact strives to be a great place to work. We are proud of our diversity and actively seek to expand it as a way of improving our employees’ experience, our collective professional breadth and the quality of the work we do. We seek to promote equity and inclusion through our policies and practices and build a culture of belonging for everyone where differences and authenticity are honored and embraced. We work hard to create opportunities for growth and ensure that our staff are fulfilled and engaged. We believe we are better when we collaborate, learn from one another and have fun while working hard.
The Contracts Unit, part of the Finance, Contracts, and Operations Division, is looking for a highly organized and compliance-savvy Contracts Manager to join the team! The Contracts Unit provides full-cycle support of the contracts function to Social Impact’s Technical Divisions and other internal clients.
Reporting to the Director of Contacts and Compliance, the ideal candidate for the Contracts Manager position is knowledgeable about global development, an enthusiastic communicator, a strong writer, comfortable managing different various types of contracts, and able to identify elements of corporate risks and compliance gaps. This is a full-time, permanent position based out of Social Impact’s headquarters.
Participate in award reviews, negotiation, and start-up of new projects, providing guidance on contract terms and conditions to program teams.
Manage the general contract administration of each project within the assigned portfolio, including issuance of consultant contracts, subcontracts, and procurement contracts.
Prepare and submit correspondence to the client for approvals, waivers, funding notifications, modification requests, etc.
Review and prepare budgets for contract modifications and client meetings.
Provide support to staff on budget development and management; assist with client reporting requirements and internal analysis needs.
Assist in the development and delivery of contracts training and budget training modules.
Guide and support programs and field offices with contracts related compliance issues such as rate determination, procurement policies, and procedures and negotiations.
Perform other budgeting or analytical tasks, as assigned.
Administer contract reporting and including but not limited to: ESRS (small business subcontracts reporting), FSRS (FFATA reporting) and CPARs response coordination and administration.
Coordinate GSA contract administration related tasks, as needed.
Other related duties/tasks, as assigned.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, pre-law, international relations, finance, or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of work experience administering USG and non-USG awards.
Working proficiency of the FAR/AIDAR, CFRs and relevant OMB circulars, other donor/client regulations, etc.
Experience in cost/price analysis, indefinite quantity contracts, and grants and commercial contracting with USAID, the Department of State, and other international development donors.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
Exceptional analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.