The Senior Contract Officer (SCO) performs all contractual administration and management functions for large and complex projects. The following applies to instruments where MSH is the prime and MSH is the subpartner for all projects under the assigned Country’s portfolio. Activities include providing/assisting/mentoring and monitoring contract compliance, contract management and negotiations. The SCO is able to take the lead in performing the responsibilities detailed below and is able to complete them with little or no supervisor assistance. The SCO is aware of, adheres to and educates staff on the MSH Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, donor regulations and MSH Standard Operating Procedures in all activities.
This position is contingent on award and funding.
1. Assume responsibility for and/or delegate and oversee all contract administration and contract management functions as assigned per delegated authority from the Lead Senior Contract Officer. Correspond as necessary with USAID and other donors for assigned projects, including but not limited to the following:
2. Assume responsibility for and/or delegate and oversee all subcontract/subaward administration and management functions for assigned subcontracts/subawards In conjunction with project management and Contracts Office staff:
3. Assume responsibility for or delegate and oversee the contractual management and oversight of a comprehensive grants program in conjunction with project management and Corporate Contracts Office (CCO) staff:
4. Perform and/or oversee and document donor regulations research, including but not limited to, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), standardized regulations, standard provisions, 2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principals and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Rand other type of research as required , and prepare written responses to queries.
5. Negotiate and/or oversee establishment of daily compensation rates for consultants proposed to work on projects.
6. Advise/assist/monitor project staff on the applicable regulations governing their work. As needed, formally and informally educate project staff on contract compliance issues and operational topics.
7. Complete and submit forms for entry of sub award, award and modification information into MSH’s Financial System.
8. Perform integrity checks for budgets for submission to USAID and other donors as needed.
9. Keep abreast of, interpret, and provide written guidance to staff on donor regulations and policies.
10. Spot check for compliance on all delegated tasks and form training plan for issues as necessary.