The Grants and Contracts Director will oversee the contracts, grants and procurement processes for the anticipated five-year, $50-90 million USAID-funded Empower Nigeria program. This position will be based in Abuja, with frequent travel within Nigeria required. Final recruitment for this position is contingent on contract award to DT Global and is subject to USAID approval.
Primary Responsibilities:Develop and manage the project's contracts, grants, and procurement plans. Develop project-level procurement and grants manuals. Lead the design and issuance of solicitations and requests for applications/proposals for project activities. Manage solicitation processes and provide input on proposal reviews and selections. Negotiate, award, and manage all contracts, grants, and other awards (vendors, independent contractors, etc.) Ensure contract/grant compliance and track achievement of deliverables and targets. Manage contract/grant close-out processes. Build capacity of local partners on USAID rules and regulations. Ensure effective filing, record-keeping and knowledge management. Monitor contract/grant burn rates and forecasts. Liaise with USAID on all contracts and grant matters. Supervise and mentor contracts and grants staff.
Education & Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree; required Master's preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years of experience with contracts, grants and procurement processes for USAID projects. Excellent knowledge of USAID regulations such as ADS 302, 303, 312, and 591, and applicable US federal regulations like 2 CFR 200. Experiencing managing the full lifecycle of procurements for BPAs, IQCs, fixed-price contracts, cost-reimbursable contracts, and T&M contracts, as well as award mechanisms including fixed amount, cost-reimbursable. Experience working on energy sector or electricity access projects preferred. Strong communication, negotiation, and relationship management skills. High level of organization, attention to detail and problem-solving abilities. Experience managing and mentoring staff.
TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.
COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriateÂ and responsiveÂ manner.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
DT Global, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global, LLC prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.Â
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