The Cadmus Group

Grants and Contracts Manager

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Details

Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Location: Thailand
Organization: The Cadmus Group
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English, Thai English, Thai
Work experience:Min 7 years
Date posted: Jun 11, 2024

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Description

Project Background

The Cadmus Group was awarded the USAID Digital Forward Activity, which provides tools and technical assistance to USAID Missions and Washington Operating Units to ensure digital initiatives are incorporated into USAID programs and activities. Digital Forward advance digital initiatives that enhance digital security and economic prosperity in partner countries, while safeguarding individual rights, freedom of expression, and democratic norms and practices.

The Regional Inclusive Digital Ecosystem, or RIDE, is an activity from USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) under Digital Forward. A five-year program, RIDE will leverage the dynamism of Southeast Asia’s digital economy to promote a more inclusive, safe, reliable, and open digital ecosystem. RIDE will focus on strengthening the policy environment, supporting innovations that safeguard consumers, and promoting equity and inclusion in the digital ecosystem.

What You’ll Be Doing 

The Grants and Contracts Manager will report to the Operations Manager and work closely with technical staff. S/he will manage the day-to-day operations of RIDE’s grant program and procurement activities. The Grants and Contracts Manager will oversee the full grant lifecycle from development to implementation to ensure alignment with RIDE’s objectives and compliance with internal, USAID, and US Government regulations. Additionally, they will lead all aspects of RIDE’s procurements, including the development and evaluation of Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQ), and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) development and implementation, ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations.

The duty station for this position is Bangkok, Thailand with expected travel throughout Southeast Asia and other countries in the Asia Pacific upon request.

Responsibilities:

Grant and Procurement Management:

o Oversee the full lifecycle of RIDE’s grants and procurements, including development, implementation, and post-award management.

o Ensure all grant and procurement activities comply with USAID and internal directives, regulations, policies, and procedures, including reporting, audits, and financial statements.

Collaboration and Opportunity Identification:

o Collaborate with RIDE’s Component Leads to identify grant and procurement opportunities that align with RIDE’s objectives.

Solicitation and Evaluation:

o Draft and manage grants and procurement solicitations using various mechanisms, such as Annual Program Statements (APS), RFPs, and RFQs, in collaboration with HQ, the Digital Forward Grants and Contracts Manager, and RIDE communications teams.

o Oversee grants and procurement evaluations and awards, including developing score sheets, managing grantee evaluations, and drafting or improving grant agreements and budgets.

Grant Application Support:

o Work with potential grantees to refine grant applications, aligning concepts with RIDE’s objectives and reviewing budgets to ensure costs are allowable and reasonable.

Tracking and Financial Management:

o Build and maintain a comprehensive tracking system or database for the grant and procurement lifecycle, including financial tracking of expenditures and projections and identifying grant stages.

Communication and Relationship Building:

o Maintain regular communication and build productive relationships with RIDE’s technical staff and partner organizations.

Reporting and Documentation:

o Contribute to or draft sections of periodic deliverables and reports, such as quarterly reports, annual work plans, and weekly USAID updates.

Additional Duties:

o Perform other tasks as assigned by the Project Director or Operations Manager.

Qualifications:

· At least seven (7) years’ relevant work experience on donor funded projects including in grants, procurement, and subcontracts.

· A bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supply, Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related topics.

· At least 2 years of experience working with private sector and/or non-governmental organizations managing grants implemented in developing countries.

· Must have proven experience in customer service and client relations; creation and management of sub-awards and grants; and relationship management.

· Must be experienced with working on awards that support digital development.

· Demonstrated experience developing, managing, and implementing successful grant activities and procurements; USAID grants and procurements is preferred.

· Strong knowledge of US Government Federal Acquisition Regulations and USAID regulations as they relate to implementing grants, procurements, subcontracts.

· Demonstrated ability to build the capacity of grantees and project staff for grants and procurement management, evaluation, and implementation.

· Demonstrated superior performance in a deadline-driven environment.

· Strong organizational skills and excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.

· Excellent proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

· Applicants must be legally authorized to work in Thailand without the need for sponsorship.

· Full professional fluency in both Thai and English, including excellent writing capabilities in English.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience implementing regional donor-funded programs.

· Background in digital economy and digital innovation initiatives.

· Experience conducting business in different countries, especially throughout ASEAN.

How to Apply

We welcome your CV and preferably cover letter at RIDEapplications@cadmusgroup.com Please indicate "Grants and Contracts Manager” in the subject line.  

Additional Information

Compensation and benefits will vary based on the project and location.

We value the critical role safety and health protocols contribute to all team members’ success and work together to align and comply with all federal, state, and local safety and health mandates related to COVID to ensure a safe and valuable work environment.

Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic