Grants and Contracts Officer
Education Development Center
Founded in 1958, EDC is an international non-governmental organization that works to build bridges between educational research, policy and practice. EDC’s headquarters is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, with additional offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Nairobi, and Bangkok. EDC manages 250 projects in 35 countries with more than 1,350 employees worldwide.
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.
The USAID-funded Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (USAID COMET) project will help universities and vocational centers to increase the number of skilled workers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Accounting and Tourism (STEM+AT) fields in the Lower Mekong countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. USAID COMET seeks to bridge the gap between the private sector, universities and vocational centers in order to ensure the supply of skilled workers meets the demands from local businesses. The project will rely on mobile technology, online learning, and traditional in-person workshops to promote regional networking in ASEAN and to help people from rural and marginalized areas access educational services.
Over the course of the five-year project, vocational centers and universities will be strengthened so that they can help future leaders develop the skills needed to catalyze job growth in high demand industries in the sub-region. This project will ultimately empower the Lower Mekong countries with a workforce that can bridge the development gap within ASEAN and take advantage of the benefits under the ASEAN Economic Community.
Title: Grants and Contracts Officer
Report to: Program Manager
Summary: The Grants and Contracts Officer will work closely with the Program Manager and EDC’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at Home Office to provide oversight and management of the USAID COMET program’s grants and contracts component. S/he will provide policy guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as grantees on the grant programs. S/he will also work as part of the USAID COMET team and collaborate effectively with sub grantees, subcontractors and partners as well as other stakeholders in the Lower Mekong countries on grants award, grants management, the award and administration of subcontracts, and contractual documentation, performance monitoring, and relevant compliance issues.
Reporting to Program Manager, the Grants and Contracts Officer is expected to provide procedures and policy guidance for program staffers, sub-grantees and sub-contractors and ensure adherence to grant and subcontract management procedures, and related EDC and USAID policies. S/he must have good knowledge of USAID contract management and grants management policies and procedures and demonstrate an ability for developing, administering, monitoring and managing grants and subcontracts, including ensuring post-award management in accordance with relevant regulations. S/he must be able to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with sub-grantees, subcontractors, collaborators, co-workers, field staff, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues.
This is a local hire position and is open to Thai citizens and non-citizens with valid work authorization. A competitive benefits package and salary will be provided in local currency. This is a full-time position for 12 months with the possibility of extension based on availability of funding.
Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their CV and cover letter to COMET_Jobs@edc.org by October 31, 2017. To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert “Grants and Contracts Officer” in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.