Washington D.C. (United States of America)
Credence Management Solutions, LLC (Credence) is seeking a Contract Manager for a contract contingent position to support GHTASC Program.
The purpose of the Global Health Training, Advisory, and Support Contract (GHTASC) is to advance the Bureau for Global Health's mission by providing junior, mid-level, senior, and expert advisory and technical, administrative and operational, and training, professional development and organizational development institutional support contract services and resources. GHTASC will provide the professional services needed to support USAID's strategic programs and collaborate with USAID offices to promote efficient and effective global health programming and operations.
The Contract Manager will oversee an anticipated prime award monitoring and compliance, contract procurement, purchasing, inventory, and subcontract management for large, complex USAID Global Health contract.
The Contract Manager will:
- Ensure timely submission of reports and contract deliverables, contract and subcontract
- performance, and ensure compliance with Federal and Agency laws, regulations and policies.
- Manage the workflow, process, system, and procedures related to contract administration for subcontracts, consultant agreements, memorandum of understanding, and vendor agreements.
- Possess technical expertise and experience using legal and contractual concepts to assess and resolve the most complex issues.
- Directs and oversee all subcontract administration cradle to closeout of subcontracts and records retention.
- Responsible for leading subcontract administration, strategy development and implementation that ensures appropriate levels of negotiation and compliance with all subcontracts and agreements.
Please note: This position is contingent upon award.
- Holds responsibility for the development, negotiation, and execution of a full contracts management process including the creation of agreements in accordance with standard terms, conditions, and templates; codification of contracting standards; negotiation guidelines and business processes.
- Holds responsibility for the creation, negotiation, and administration of a mixed portfolio of subcontracts, consultant and other vendor agreements.
- Creates and implements processes and procedures that enable and enhance monitoring, tracking, and dissemination of regulatory and compliance issues as required by awards.
- Provides training and direction to staff on the implementation of procurement guidelines and policies.
- Collaborates with programmatic and operational personnel and outside-party representatives throughout the lifecycle of the contract.
- Identifies, mitigates, and resolves complex subcontractor issues related to risk assessment.
- Serves as an expert and first line resource for contract and advises on the appropriate action in accordance with Federal regulations, policies, and procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Juris Doctorate or other relevant advanced degree (Masters in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field is preferred).
- Minimum of five years of senior management experience of large, complex prime contract(s) (approximately $100M annually), and subcontract development and administration (USAID experience strongly preferred).
- Experience managing and thorough understanding of cost-plus prime contracts.
- Experience managing and thorough understanding of cost-plus, labor-hour, and T&M subcontracts.
- Knowledge of Federal global health programming, U.S. foreign assistance programming, and international development organizations.
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of specific USAID contracting requirements.
- Experience in providing technical and project management in setting priorities, directing setting for cross-functional teams, and meeting project timeline goals.
- Experience with budget development and management.
- Knowledge of pertinent Federal regulations including OMB Circulars, Federal Acquisition Regulation, AIDAR, and cost-accounting standards.
- Knowledge of best practices regarding contract administration, negotiation, processes and the use of technology to support process flow.
- Strong communication acumen in order to understand contractual terminologies and specifications in agreements.
- Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communications; advanced ability to deal with broad and diverse constituencies with advanced customer service orientation and skills.
- Advanced organizational, presentation and negotiation skills.
- Ability to use independent judgment and strategic thinking skills in solving problems.
- Advanced listening, political acumen skills and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well independently.
- Ability to work in an organization with an entrepreneurial culture that operates in a highly regulated environment.
- Excellent customer support orientation.
- Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email).
- US Citizenship or Permanent Residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.