Partnership & Contracts Director - Green Recovery Investment Platform
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.
Pact is recruiting for Partnership and Contracts Director for the potential Green Recovery Investment Platform (GRIP) opportunity funded by USAID. GRIP will be USAID’s signature tool to leverage an investment of at least $250 million to attract $3.5 billion in private sector financing of climate-friendly investments and to mobilize funding that is needed to reach national and global resilience and adaptation goals. This management and technical assistance (TA) platform is designed to mobilize resources, facilitate partnerships, improve enabling policies and finance ecosystems, and enhance learning and capacity to address climate change through green investments.
The Partnership and Contracts Director will lead the identification and management of a network of highly technical financial- and climate-related advisory firms. The Director will oversee all aspects related to the management and administration of subcontracts designed to provide technical assistance (TA) to public and private sector actors – including financial sector actors, service providers, private sector firms, and intermediaries; as well as non-financial actors including local governments, NGOs, women or youth entrepreneur networks, Indigenous Peoples, and civil society organizations – involved in climate-friendly investment opportunities.
- Build and maintain a roster of technical advisory partners and conduct outreach for new and underutilized partners.
- Employ a transparent and user-friendly procurement and subcontracting process to ensure efficient, effective, and best-in-class engagements.
- Develop and/or modify Pact’s contract documents in compliance with USAID requirements and working closely with the Pact DC Grants and Contracts team to execute quality agreements.
Oversee the full cycle of subcontract management activities: solicitation, evaluation, selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, monitoring/compliance visits, and closeout.
Engage with GRIP and Pact’s technical staff, external technical experts, and stakeholders, as necessary, to ensure development of quality and responsive scopes of work.
Ensure the highest level of integrity in the management of the contract and subcontracts, to include proper adherence to GRIP, Pact, and USAID policies and procedures.
Supervise project-specific contracts personnel.
Lead the utilization of Pact’s Subaward Management System (Salesforce) and accounting system (Serenic NAV) for subcontract issuance and management. Ensure proper documentation as per Pact policy.
Manage the project’s subcontract budget, working with the Chief of Party.
Work closely with the Chief of Party to ensure accurate and timely disbursement and liquidation of subcontract expenses.
Ensure that project systems for finance administration are maintained and that regular reports are provided to Pact DC or USAID as required.
Ensure timely training of subcontractors and Pact staff to understand and comply fully with GRIP, Pact, and USAID requirements. Develop training materials and carry out regular trainings with subcontract partners.
MBA, Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant field
At least 10 years’ experience in grants and contracts management
At least 8 years of experience in contract, sub-contract, and other subaward management on a USG instrument.
Deep familiarity with USG and USAID rules and regulations, specifically FAR, AIDAR, and 2 CFR 200.
Experience managing a variety of subcontract types including, cost plus fixed fee, time and materials, and fixed price
Demonstrated strong organizational, communication, leadership, problem solving, and time management skills.
Pro-active, fast-thinker, and able to work with minimal supervision.
Fluency in English.
- Finance- and/or climate-related experience.
Demonstrated ability to navigate independently and as a team member – with a wide range of people, situations, and languages.
Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work collaboratively on a wide range of issues.
Ability to forge consensus patiently and diplomatically between diverse stakeholders in the development of scopes of work and negotiating contracts.