Job Category: Grants, Contracts & Procurement
Requisition Number: GLOBA01056
Posted: November 06, 2020
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Dar es Salaam, TZA
- Washington, DC, USA – Watertown, MA, USA
- Dhaka, Bangladesh – Dhaka, BGD
- Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – Ouagadougou, BFA
- Bujumbura, Burundi – Bujumbura, BDI
- Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire – Abidjan, CIV
- Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Kinshasa, COD
- Cairo, Egypt – Cairo, EGY
- New Delhi, India – New Delhi, IND
- Nairobi, Kenya – Nairobi, KEN
- Maputo, Mozambique – Maputo, MOZ
- Niger – NAIMEY, NER
- Sindh, Pakistan – Sindh, PAK
- Lome, Togo – Lome, TGO
- Kampala, Uganda – Kampala, UGA
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International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless
of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have
children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they
choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments,
communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove
barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together,
we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save
women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the
need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young
people are able to choose their own paths forward.
Global Awards Manager
Location: Watertown, MA, Washington, DC, remote in the US, or based in any Pathfinder office globally
Global Award Manager manages the contractual and performance functions
of a global awards portfolio, ensuring adherence to Pathfinder and donor
standards, policies and regulations. They train Grants Management
Specialists to design, administer, and monitor grants to local
organizations. They develop and revise manuals. The Global Award Manager
stays abreast of changes in donor rules and regulations and
disseminates information globally.
Key Job Outcomes:
Administration Oversight: Oversees the administration of subcontracts
and subagreements including determination of subaward mechanism,
developing subaward templates, subaward modifications, and subaward
- Grant Program Oversight: Provides backstop support to
Grants Management Specialists in country offices. Provides surge support
to Grants Management Specialists as needed including preparing for
audit. Consulted on corrective action plan concerning grants management;
Making Process: Supports Grants Management Specialists in designing
project-specific grants manuals. Documents and shares best practices in
the entire grant making process, including review of proposals, the
selection process, and review of grantee financial documents. Closes out
large grant programs. Develops and issues timely grants to the partner
NGOS based on the budget and ensures cost effective implementation of
- Award Administration: Serves as official liaison with
donor contracts representative. Negotiates prime awards with donor/prime
awardee. Drafts and submits approval requests;
Monitors terms of agreements of awards for compliance. Ensures that
Pathfinder and donor rules and regulations on grants management are
properly followed and adhered to.
- Development of NGOs: Supports
Grants Management Specialists in preparation to build and develop
capacity of NGOs in specific areas.
- Local Partner Support:
Implements quality controls and functional program management and
performance evaluation. Provides training and development opportunities
where needed. Develops and implements training modules about attaining
financial sustainability and ensuring checks and balances. Supports the
leadership of local partner organizations to maintain high operating
standards, and ensure accountability.
- Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates in cross functional project teams.
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
- Grant Making Process: Advanced knowledge of the grant making process, including procedures, tools, roles and responsibilities.
- Financial Analysis and Reporting: Ability in analyzing financial documents, projections, expenditures, and accrual.
- NGO: Advanced knowledge of NGOs operations generally.
and non-USG Subawards: Advanced skills in managing USAID and non-USG
subawards, including fixed price and cost reimbursable mechanisms under
both assistance and acquisition.
- Award Administration: Ability
to negotiate and manage USAID and non-USG prime awards, and correspond
with donor contracts representative.
- Training and Development:
Ability to develop and deliver training and information sessions to
Grants Management Specialists, US partners, and local subawardees.
Advanced knowledge of donor rules and regulations under both assistance
and acquisition mechanisms. Ability to exercise critical thinking and
strategically advise Pathfinders on creative solutions to barriers
imposed by donor rules and regulations.
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
- Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of
family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and
services, including program strategies and indicators.
for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family
planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health
services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
- Languages: Advanced writing and speaking skills in the English language.
for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Advanced understanding and
commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender,
maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional
- Influencing: Proven ability to influence others at all levels within the organization.
Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning
skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set
priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team,
ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress
effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
- Confidentiality: Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
Required Education, Training and Experience:
degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field, or a
combination of education and experience that yields the required
- 7 years’ experience in grants/contracts administration and financial management
- Travel required (at least 10%)
- Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about,
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or
applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a
formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by
the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to
furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)