in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at Palladium International – Health Policy Plus Tanzania 2021
Director, Contracts, Grants & Compliance – USAID/Tanzania Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Tanzania, United Republic of | req10920
Position: Director, Contracts, Grants & Compliance – USAID/Tanzania Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Market Systems Activity
the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a
team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a
global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has
improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies,
societies and most importantly, people’s lives.
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develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based
solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the
world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental
agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing,
implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and
reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child
health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in
policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets
and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient
monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program
Palladium is a child-safe organization, and screens
applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal
employment to all participants and employees without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran,
or marital status.
Project Overview and Position
Director of Contracts, Grants and Compliance will lead efforts and
manage logistics and the substantive life-cycle of multiple contracts,
and ensure the necessary contracts tracking systems are in place and
functional, to manage a large number of sub-contracts and grantees
(i.e., including transaction and investment advisors, financial
institutions, private companies, and other partners) and manage
cost-shared, performance-based sub-contracts and grants to support
Tanzania for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Market Systems
Activity, in accordance with Palladium’s and USAID’s policies and
procedures. This position is also responsible for helping to ensure that
all project activities and transactions are carried out in a way that
is consistent with USG rules and regulations. This includes, but is not
limited to, guaranteeing that all procurement transactions and logistics
activities are carried out in a way that is compliance with the FAR and
other USG laws and policies; ensuring subcontractors and vendors are
identified and their goods and services are procured in a transparent
This position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.
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Reports to: Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
oversight to program managers on contract inception, implementation,
and closeout activities, including preparation of contract briefing
materials, required approvals, allowances, funding, procurement,
property inventory, and audit file documentation.
contractual commitments, specifications, and changes and develop a
logistical program to prepare necessary subcontracts, purchase
agreements, task orders, and subcontract modifications.
and negotiate Subcontracts, Purchase Agreements, Independent Consultant
Agreements, Contract, and Task Order modifications; negotiate and
approve rates and funds sufficiency; perform periodic contract budget
- Work with Chief of Party to ensure smooth
implementation of contracts; organize and manage logistical flow of
contract implementation by company contracts managers and relevant team
- Organize and conduct periodic contract performance and administrative compliance reviews for project logistics teams.
- Maintain standards, documents, processes, and best practices that meet Palladiums SOPs.
in the development and implementation of systems that result in
improved operational efficiency and reduced organizational risk.
- Monitor internal and external auditing processes and platforms
information related to audits with the project leadership team and
elevate any compliance risks or issues to management and HQ backstopping
- Other duties as assigned.
of progressive experience in project compliance and contracts
management; USAID contract management, compliance, proposal cost and
budget development preferred.
- Demonstrated significant experience working on USAID contracts.
- Strong organizational skills to ensure documentation is filed professionally and accurately for internal and external audit.
- Proven experience supervising teams of support staff at the manager level.
be familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the USAID
Federal Acquisition Regulations supplement (AIDAR), 2 CFR 200, USAID ADS
series, DoS Standardized Regulations.
- Comprehensive knowledge
of U.S. Government service-type cost reimbursable, T&M, and fixed
price Acquisition and Assistance management.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze complex contracts and compliance clauses.
to communicate effectively. Excellent written and spoken English and
ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical
Tanzanian Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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