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Contracts Specialist

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ME&A (Mendez England & Associates)

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Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Apply by 2 February 2018

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Full-time staff position

Posted on 11 January 2018

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ME&A (Mendez England & Associates)

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Apply by 2 February 2018

Mid-level

Full-time staff position

Posted on 11 January 2018

Job Description

Position Summary

ME&A is recruiting a Contracts Specialist who will be responsible for providing support to the Operations Team and other ME&A teams on as needed basis, in the areas of contracts and compliance on contracts funded by USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and other donor organizations. This is a full-time position located at ME&A’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD. The Contract Specialist will work closely with ME&A Executive Vice President and the Vice President for Operations. He/She will report directly to ME&A’s Vice President for Operations.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher in international development or related field.

At least 4 years of experience as a contracts specialist on USAID funded projects.

Skills

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nd Competencies

Familiarity and experience with USAID regulations and applying FAR and AIDAR

Familiarity with USAID ADS

Proven ability to multi-task and handle a fast-paced work environment

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and adaptability

Language proficiency: Fluency in English

Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)

International travelling will not be, for the most part, required for this position.

Responsibilities

Provide day-to-day support to the Operation Team and other ME&A teams on an as needed basis on the interpretation of contract clauses.

Draft and negotiate subcontracts and purchase orders

Draft contract documents, including budgets and supporting memoranda

Maintain electronic and hard copies of contracts files, contract administrative actions, and contract related correspondence in accordance with U.S. Government standards

Draft responses to USAID and other clients related to contract administrative actions and required approvals

Provide advice to ME&A project managers and Chiefs of Parties regarding compliance with contract compliance procedures

Inform staff of any changes and updates to FAR, AIDAR, and ADS

Applicants must have U.S. Work Authorization

If interested, please send CV and Cover Letter. Please provide details about your experience. Only finalists will be contacted. ME&A is an equal employment opportunity employer.

About the Organization

ME&A is a qualified small business, dedicated to providing creative solutions for economic development and social development throughout the world. Our Core Areas of Concentration include economic and community development, public adminstration and governance, and business development and technology transfer.

ME&A specializes in project and performance evaluations. The last year we have completed over 14 successful evaluations throughout the world in a range of topics.

ME&A’s staff of professionals are dedicated to pursuing excellence in the principles, practices and processes of their professions. We are a client-oriented organization committed to upholding the highest of professional standards and being a responsible corporate citizen.

We believe in creative teaming with other partners, maintaining strong professionalism and ethics in meeting our objectives, and utilizing our multicultural skills to better understand and communicate with our clients. ME&A pursues and embraces our client’s organizational and programmatic goals. We work as a team, whereever appropriate, to bring collective knowledge to bear in creating developmental solutions.

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