Contact Manager – Timor-Leste

Location: Timor-Leste
Deadline: May 29, 2017


  • Provide project staff with guidance on and interpretation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), applicable Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR), OMB Circulars and internal policies and procedures.
  • Ensure contract requirements and funder regulations for contracts are met in the expenditure of funds, subcontracting, personnel, procurement, property management, travel and other areas.
  • Develop, draft, review and negotiate terms and conditions of subcontracts, sub-grants, contracts, purchase orders, and other agreements.
  • Obtain or assist to obtain required prior approvals and waivers as necessary.
  • Responsible for timely resolution of internal and external issues/problems related to contract/subcontracts/grants administration
  • Prepare subcontractor/sub-recipient monitoring plans, conduct sub-award monitoring in collaboration with project and finance staff, and document monitoring results, including performance, compliance with terms and conditions, and budget management.
  • Actively participate in Quarterly Program Review meetings to assess overall compliance with terms and conditions of awards and take leadership in seeing that deficiencies in compliance are corrected.
  • Work closely with finance staff to monitor funding obligation and expenditures
  • Maintain audit-ready files
  • Other relevant duties as needed.


  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience working with US government contracts (USAID experience strongly preferred).
  • Advanced understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), AIDAR, USAID Standard Provisions, 2 CFR 200 and 700, and other federal regulations
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in managing programs funded under various types of contracts (such as CPFF, T&M, and FFP).
  • Strong analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews, determination of responsibility and other forms of qualitative analysis.
  • Strong training skills to effectively transfer working knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures through formal or informal training activities.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Extensive experience in budget preparation, award negotiations, subcontract management, procurement, performance auditing, and dispute resolution.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and assess priorities with attention to detail.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by May 29, 2017 to with the position title listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/M/F/D/V. No phone calls, please.