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Timor-Leste: Contract Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: The Asia Foundation
Country: Timor-Leste
Closing date: 29 May 2017


• Provide project staff with guidance on and interpretation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), applicable Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR), OMB Circulars and internal policies and procedures. • Ensure Contract requirements and funder regulations for contracts are met in the expenditure of funds, subcontracting, personnel, procurement, property management, travel and other areas. • Develop, draft, review and negotiate terms and conditions of subcontracts, sub-grants, contracts, purchase orders, and other agreements. • Obtain or assist to obtain required prior approvals and waivers as necessary. • Responsible for timely resolution of internal and external issues/problems related to contract/subcontracts/grants administration • Prepare subcontractor/sub-recipient monitoring plans, conduct sub-award monitoring in collaboration with project and finance staff, and document monitoring results, including performance, compliance with terms and conditions, and budget management. • Actively participate in Quarterly Program Review meetings to assess overall compliance with terms and conditions of awards and take leadership in seeing that deficiencies in compliance are corrected. • Work closely with finance staff to monitor funding obligation and expenditures • Maintain audit-ready files • Other relevant duties as needed.


• Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience working with US government contracts (USAID experience strongly preferred). • Advanced understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), AIDAR, USAID Standard Provisions, 2 CFR 200 and 700, and other federal regulations • Extensive experience and knowledge in managing programs funded under various types of contracts (such as CPFF, T&M, and FFP). • Strong analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews, determination of responsibility and other forms of qualitative analysis. • Strong training skills to effectively transfer working knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures through formal or informal training activities. • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). • Extensive experience in budget preparation, award negotiations, subcontract management, procurement, performance auditing, and dispute resolution. • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and assess priorities with attention to detail. • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by May 29, 2017 to with the position listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.