Director of Grants & Contracts Department
Population Services International - Washington, DC

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PSI seeks a Director, Grants and Contracts to provide leadership for award contracting and subcontracting activities performed by PSI’s U.S. and overseas offices. The Director will manage support provided to PSI programs and country offices for all aspects of contracts and grants practices, policies, procedures, systems and staff and staff development in a framework that supports compliance with applicable donor and PSI rules and regulations. The position will take the lead in advancing Grants and Contracts best practices to ensure appropriate internal controls and compliance and encourage continuous improvement of effectiveness and efficiency. The position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

The Director has direct management oversight of the Grants and Contracts team supporting PSI’s US and international offices. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and leading the strategic direction of the Grants and Contracts department to meet PSI’s functional department’s goals and objectives.
  • Ensure the Grants and Contracts department meets performance standards.
  • Establishing, monitoring, and reinforcing PSI’s policies and procedures to minimize risk to the organization, particularly relating to contract and subcontract administration.
  • Promoting staff development and growth opportunities through professional training programs, seminars, performance management and mentorship.
  • Developing cost-effective, streamlined procedures and systems to achieve more efficient and effective grant and contract management as well as better support to program staff in DC and overseas offices.
  • Oversee, ensure and track workload and work quality of grants and contracts staff.
  • Participating as needed in the negotiation and documentation of selected highly complex awards.
  • Providing input at the management level to surface issues/concerns, to reduce organizational risk, and maximize revenue.
  • Develop and manage annual budget, ensuring adequate resources are available to ensure consistent and quality service to our programs.
  • Support and manage the Research Ethics Board Technical Advisor.
  • Providing advice to senior management on compliance and contractual matters.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and strong track record in working with major development funder rules, regulations and award structures including but not limited to USAID, CDC, DfID, KfW, The Global Fund as well as UN agencies.
  • Proven experience and ability to motivate and manage administration personnel in a dynamic and growing work environment.
  • Ability to work closely and flexibly with internal PSI customers of contracts administration and to design and manage processes so as to minimize delays and satisfy such customers’ contracting needs.
  • Initiative, creativity, flexibility to originate, articulate and adapt contract management policies to serve evolving PSI’s priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and ability to present contract issues and matters to subordinates and superiors.
  • Solid judgment and diplomatic skills and proven ability to prioritize.
  • B.A. and minimum of 15 years ‘experience in the field of management.
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • Proven team building experience and abilities
  • French/Spanish language skills highly desirable.

Level 4

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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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