Senior Director, Award Management & Procurement - Arlington , Virginia, United States
The Senior Director Awards Management and Procurement Units (SD) reports to the Vice-President of Operations and supervises the Awards Management and Procurement Units. The SD will ensure that guidance provided to projects and head office (HO) staff is compliant with donor and Winrock rules and regulations while supporting the achievement of project objectives. SD implements systems and process that streamline and integrate support and ensures the provision of regular training and capacity building to Winrock staff globally. Has in-depth knowledge of funder rules and regulations as well as best practices for the management and administration of commercial, bilateral, federal and non-federal awards., * Manage and mentor Awards Management and Procurement staff and collaborate with other Operations units to ensure the delivery of integrated support services. * Review prime agreements with USG, other government/multilateral funders, foundations and private sector (including cooperative agreements, grants and contracts). Identify and provide guidance on organizational risk issues and ensure compliance with donor and Winrock rules and regulations. Ensure contractual compliance throughout project implementation. * Interact with donor contract staff and participate in negotiations, drafting of documents and meetings as necessary. * Provide and oversee regular training and capacity building in procurement and award management to relevant project and HO staff. * Provide guidance to projects issuing sub-agreements, sub-grants and sub-contracts and advise on best mechanisms to be utilized. * Support new business development team through review of teaming agreements, MOUs and other related documents. * Interpret and provide guidance on donor and Winrock rules and regulations. * Ensure that award and procurement practices are consistent and aligned with diverse funder rules and regulations. * Develop and maintain relevant tools, templates and guidance documents. * Collaborate and work with HO and field employees to assess award and procurement related requirements with a view to strengthening support services. * Performs other duties as assigned. Bachelor's Degree required; advanced degree in finance, business administration, law, public policy or related field preferred. Experience: Minimum ten years progressive experience in awards management and procurement. Must have experience working with US. federal contract and grant awards. Prefer additional experience in working with bilateral and multilateral funders, foundations and private sector. International work experience in developing countries desirable. Skills: * Demonstrated leadership and management skills and ability to mentor and motivate a team. * Ability to negotiate effectively, make sound decisions, and provide solution-oriented guidance and support. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Ability to work cross culturally and collaborate effectively with staff globally. Have an understanding of sensitivities related to working in different environments. * Excellent organizational skills, strong analytical skills and sound judgment * Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities. * Demonstrated experience in formulating and implementing policies, controls, systems and procedures. * In-depth knowledge of relevant OMB Circulars, USAID ADS, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Ability to interpret relevant governmental regulations and suggest solutions as required. * Willingness to travel internationally up to 30% per year. * Knowledge of second language desirable. * Must have strong computer skills.