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Finance and Contracts Manager


Position: Finance and Contracts Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full Time

Salary: $55,000 – $100,000 annually, plus benefits


About LINC

LINC is a mission-driven US-based small business organized around a commitment to local organizations leading their own development. We do this by implementing programs and delivering consulting and training in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), capacity-strengthening, and collective action. The recipient of USAID’s Small Business of the Year award in 2017, we are a team of reflective and passionate development professionals. Our country experience spans Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. For more information on LINC, please visit www.linclocal.org

Position Description

The Finance and Contracts Manager supports LINC’s finance, budgeting, costing/pricing, and contracts management functions across LINC’s portfolio of USAID and other donor-funded portfolio of worldwide contracts. Corporate and project responsibilities include drafting and routine updating of project budgets and expenditures, monthly financial reporting, contract drafting, review and modifications. The position will provide support to business development, specifically in reviewing solicitations, costing/pricing for proposals, and drafting of proposal budgets and notes.

The successful candidate should have background and experience in US government/USAID contracts and compliance, corporate and project budgeting, FAR compliance, new business pricing and proposals, and basic financial reporting skills. Reporting to the COO and gaining exposure across program management and business development functions, the position offers strong opportunities for growth.

The Finance and Contracts Manager should be able to travel as needed (approximately 10%), contingent upon in-country health conditions and travel restrictions.

The Finance and Contracts Manager will support, and potentially lead, activity teams as delegated by the COO. They will report to the COO.

Responsibilities

  • Contracts management, including drafting, review with institutional partners, including donors, sub-contractors, prime contractors and vendors on US government funded activities.
  • Conducting compliance reviews of new and ongoing contracts, initiating modifications and updating as required.
  • Management of consultant contracts, including drafting, review, and routine modifications/updates as required.
  • Management of teaming agreements and nondisclosure agreements, including drafting, review, and routine modifications/updates as required.
  • Drafting, finalizing and routine updating of project budgets.
  • Provide support to the production of basic periodic (monthly, quarterly, annual) financial reporting documentation.
  • Support business development efforts through review of solicitations, costing/pricing, and drafting of proposal budgets and accompanying cost narratives.
  • Preparation of certifications and representations and other documentation to accompany cost proposals.
  • Provide support to financial management processes/workflow as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, team-oriented international development professional with excellent organizational and communications skills, proven competence in supporting USAID programs and proposals, and a passion for improving the effectiveness of social change efforts around the world. They must be flexible enough to undertake a number of finance and contracting functions simultaneously and thrive in a dynamic environment. Specific qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field.
  • 4-8 years of professional experience supporting the management and administration of US government contracts and budgets, ideally USAID/international development contracts.
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial, administrative, and compliance requirements of donor-funded projects.
  • Experience in financial reporting, FAR, and contracts compliance.
  • Experience supporting business development efforts, including cost proposals.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated communication and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines.

Additional desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience living and/or working in low resource countries.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Arabic.
  • Advanced degree.

Application Instructions

Please send resume/CV to jobs@linclocal.org with the subject line “Finance and Contracts Manager”. All applications will be reviewed, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.