IMA World Health
  • Grant, Contracts, Procurement and Compliance
  • DC, USA
  • Regular Full -Time
  • US Based

Position Summary

International humanitarian organizations Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health (LWR&IMA) announced they are combining operations to dramatically increase their impact on breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting healthier families and communities throughout the world. The Grants, Contracts, Compliance and Procurement Department is looking for a Senior Grants, Contracts and Compliance (GCC) Officer to support the work of the combined organization.

Under the overall guidance of Senior Director, Grants, Contracts, Compliance and Procurement, the Sr. GCC Officer is responsible for management and administration of the following aspects of compliance of Contracts & Grants. In collaboration with Senior Director, the Sr. GCC Officer will analyze, interpret and apply donor regulations, award terms and conditions, and LWR&IMA policies and SOPs in the day-to-day management of his/her portfolio. He/she will provide cradle-to-grave management of his/her portfolio of awards, negotiate terms and conditions of awards and modifications. He/she will develop GCC internal protocols, procedures, manuals and templates in collaboration with the Senior Director and Senior Management, Risk Management team, HR, IT and other cross-functional departments. The Sr. GCC Officer adheres to the LWR&IMA Code of Business Ethics and Conduct in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

Prime and Sub-award Management and Administration

Perform all prime award administration and management functions under designated portfolio. Correspond as necessary with USAID and other donors for assigned projects.

Perform Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), ADS, USAID Mandatory Standard Provisions 2 CFR 200, 22 CFR 228, DFID Terms and Conditions, and other donor rules and regulations research and prepare written responses to queries from field offices and/or LWR&IMA home offices.

Responsible for overall development, management, and oversight of LWR-IMA issued sub-awards under designated portfolio. Work with Grants, Contracts and Compliance Specialist to develop, manage, monitor, and closeout subawards.

Review and approve subaward drafts.

Review and approve subaward modifications.

Review and approve subaward monitoring plans.

Assist with Grants Under Contracts management, solicitation and administration.

Prepare, modify and deliver Award At-A-Glance readings for assigned awards. Advise project staff on the applicable regulations governing their work.

Participate in Project team meetings as required for designated portfolio.

Ensure that project summary / tracking sheets are current and correct for assigned projects.

Keep abreast of, interpret, and provide guidance to staff on donor regulations and policies; educate project staff on award compliance issues.

Prepare responses to audit questions as requested by Senior Director or CFO office.

Prepare and submit  VAT and other regulatory reports to USG.  

Prepare and submit  FFATA reports for subawards to USAID.

Policies, Procedures, Compliance and Training

In collaboration with Senior Director, provide subject matter expertise in development of policies, procedure and training materials.

Assist Sr. Director with developing USAID and other donor-related templates, including subaward templates, procedures, and training materials for HQ and field staff.

Assist Sr. Director with delivering USG, DFID, and other donor training to field offices and HQ staff.


Attend and/or present at monthly Department staff meetings.

Keep current on regulations and other pertinent information about the various donors and funding organizations currently and potentially funding LWR&IMA projects.

Other duties as required.

Education, Skills and Experience

Bachelor's degree required: Masters in related field preferred;

Required: 5-7 years' experience in a related field;

Preferred:  5+ years' substantial experience in government contracts;

Significant depth and breadth of experience managing USAID and DFID funded projects, especially in complex partnering arrangements.


Fluent French language desirable.

Ability to manage and complete work with minimal to no supervision from a Senior Director.

Flexibility to assume a workload which frequently necessitates an adjustment of priorities.

Good interpersonal skills.

Strong communication skills verbally and in writing; ability to write clearly and concisely.

Strong organizational skills for managing and coordinating a variety of tasks simultaneously.

Firm understanding and sense for the importance of paying attention to detail.

Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Ability and availability to travel as needed (25% domestic and international travel)

Adapts to new and unplanned situations.

Demonstrated problem-solving abilities.

Works in accordance with organization policies and procedures.



IMA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by US or International law. 

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