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Contracts Specialist
at Integrity Global


Locations: United States

Deadline: December 2, 2022 or until filled

Integrity is an ethical consultancy and service provider working in challenging and complex environments around the globe.


We help our clients succeed in fragile and challenging environments while building trust and understanding as the basis for transformative change. We work across all phases of the programme and project cycle, delivering ten complementary services: programme and project management / monitoring, evaluation and learning / research, evidence and analysis / stakeholder engagement / capability and capacity development / risk management / data and knowledge management / communications / technical assistance / grant and fund management. Our services are underpinned by the principles on which we were founded, a commitment to providing reliable information and evidence, and expert and high-quality delivery. Headquartered in London and Washington DC, Integrity also has offices in Jordan, Kenya, and Pakistan. Our multi-national team deliver a diverse and global portfolio of projects for a range of government clients and international institutions including DFID, USAID, the FCO, US State Department and the World Bank.


Vision: Integrity sets the international standard for ethically delivered, expert services in conflict, post-conflict and fragile contexts. We transform conflict and build stability, accountability and prosperity.

Mission: We help clients and communities to build trust and understanding as the basis for transformative change. We do not advocate: we listen, comprehend and recommend.


Commitment: We uphold the highest ethical standards in our service delivery, our employment of staff and our interaction with people. This ensures not only that our clients receive the best possible service but that we benefit the individuals and communities amongst whom we work.


Further information about Integrity can be found at



The Contracts Specialist will primarily support project teams, both in the home and field offices, by providing contractual compliance advice to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with all relevant rules and regulations. They will also support business development proposal teams by advising on potential risks, both contractual and financial, senior leadership in assessing identified risks, and the operations team in formalizing and operationalizing required systems and processes.


The Contracts Specialist must be proficient in USG rules and regulations in order to provide sound interpretation of contract requirements and guidance to mitigate contractual risk, including financial and performance risks.

Terms of Reference

A.    Contract Administration and Compliance (90%)

  • Provide subject matter expertise on contract administration from RFP drop, to start-up, to close out, by:

    • Reviewing and providing a risk review of new RFPs

    • Providing project teams with advice on contractual and regulatory requirements

    • Drafting, reviewing, and/or negotiating subcontracts

    • Drafting and/or reviewing other contractual documents such as leases, services agreements and RFPs/RFQs

    • Drafting and/or reviewing project budget realignments prior to submission to the client

  • Interpret and advise home office and field office teams on the application of FAR and AIDAR regulations and Integrity policies and procedures.

  • Review terms and conditions of new contracts and contract modifications, providing an overview of unusual requirements to project teams and a risk review to senior leadership. Support client negotiations and review client correspondence, as necessary.

  • Manage regular updates of subcontract templates and develop contracts and pricing-related policies, procedures, and templates, as needed.

  • Liaise with the Operations team on matters of subcontractor due diligence and project start-up and the Finance team to ensure coordination on financial compliance issues


B.    Capacity Building (5%)

  • Deliver contracts trainings focused on understanding and managing contractual requirements and governing regulatory requirements.


C.    Business Development (5%)

  • Support the development of cost proposals by reviewing spreadsheets and narrative.



The Contracts Specialist will have:

  • 5-10 years’ relevant experience, focused on contractual compliance, oversight, and management, particularly on USAID contracts

  • Strong knowledge of US Government regulations, including the FAR, AIDAR, 2 CFR 200, ADS, and the ability to interpret them, provide guidance, and train others

  • Experience with various contract types: Cost Reimbursement, Firm-Fixed-Price, Time & Materials, and Indefinite Quantity Indefinite Delivery

  • Experience in subcontractor negotiation, administration, and management.

  • Ability to convey messages clearly and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing

  • Strong people skills evidenced by client and team management experience

  • Intermediate level MS Excel.

  • Written and oral fluency in English, with excellent communication skills including the ability to write clear and compelling narrative.


It is desirable that the Contracts Specialist will also:

  • Have experience in grants management and/or procurement

  • Have experience developing USAID cost proposals

  • Have experience developing contracts-related templates, such as subcontract templates.

The candidate should also demonstrate the following core competencies. 

Level 1: Team competencies    

  • Ethics

  • Leadership

  • Planning and Organising

  • Development and Continual Learning

  • Results Focus and Initiative

  • Teamwork

  • Customer Orientation

  • Communication

  • Managing Change

Level 2-4: Management competencies

  • Analytical and Flexible Thinking

  • Achievement Focus

  • Managing Resources

  • Teamwork and Team Leadership

  • Customer Orientation

  • Influencing

  • Organisational Knowledge

  • Organisational Alignment

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Accountability

  • Developing Talent


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: and kindly include “Integrity - Contracts Specialist” in the subject line.

Candidates must have the right to work in either the US.

Integrity is an equal opportunities employer. And positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We will respect your confidentiality and abide by US data protection laws.

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