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Job Req ID:  36798

Tanzania Contract Administrator

General Summary/Purpose

US-based position takes an active lead role managing a large, $47M  hybrid cost plus fixed fee/fixed price contract implemented in Tanzania.  Position provides guidance to project delivery team and field office regarding Contract terms and conditions.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Contract Management

Support the US-based and Tanzania-based project delivery team in the administration of a malaria prevention and net distribution contract in Tanzania.  Specific tasks include:

  • Serve as primary point of contact and official representative of JHU CCP to USAID and other clients on contractual matters.
  • At project start-up carry out a thorough review of the contract, explain terms and conditions to project delivery teams.
  • Draft, review, edit as required and approve documents and requests that are submitted to the Contracting Officer (CO) to include, but not limited to the following: International travel approvals, salary justifications, notification and approval of project local compensation plans, Third Country National/Cooperating Country National (TCN/CCN) Waivers, source/national waivers for restricted commodities, CO’s approval for restricted commodities, notification/approval of key personnel changes, purchase of non-expendable items that require prior CO approval, non-expendable disposition requests, annual inventory reports, limitation of funds/cost notification submissions, VAT report submissions at CO’s request, budgets/cost proposals for realignments/add-ons, specific requests for separate maintenance allowance, severance CCN leave payouts, allowances, and other documents for which the CO has the authority.
  • Review and assist in finalizing responses for Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) and respond to any inquiries/questions from the CO’s office
  • Draft contract close-out related documents such as requests for quick closeout, excess fund review forms, etc.
  • Negotiate terms of contracts, subcontracts and grants with minimum intervention from Supervisor.
  • Issue subcontracts and task orders, grants, and amendments, and address other subcontract- and grant-related issues
  • Provide post award administration of subcontracts, sub-task orders, subawards (grants) and purchase orders, including, but not limited to modifications, realignments, and interpretation of terms and conditions
  • Assist the project teams on budget realignments/modifications to ensure compliance with existing terms and conditions, JHU policies, client’s cost principles
  • Review and route any expat and TCN Independent Contractor Agreements (ICAs) through JHU systems.
  • Review and evaluate Employee Biographical Datasheets (EBDs) for completeness, compliance, and cost reasonableness
  • Perform necessary due diligence to ensure cost/price reasonableness and compliance with applicable U.S. Government regulations.
  • Monitor and track expenses versus revenue to ensure costs are within revenue received.
  • Performs work independently, takes initiative and provide creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Current contract in Tanzania; may add a second contract if CCP is successful


Minimum Qualifications (Required

Bachelors degree required.


Five (5) years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic or medical setting.  Two of those years must include working in a lead or supervisory capacity with extensive supervisory responsibilities or high level, direct involvement in JHU grants and contracts leadership development training projects, serving as a recognized subject matter expert.


Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *


Successful completion of the RAT program (13-15 months) is equivalent to two years of relevant experience for this position.  If an employee does not successfully complete the program, no additional experience will be applied.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to prepare and track budgets of medium complexity.

  • Experience with working in SAP, MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with working with USAID/OTI/CDC contracts, cooperative agreements and grants
  • Working knowledge of CPFF, T&M, FP, and IDIQ contracts


Occasional evenings and international travel required.



Classified Title: Grants & Contracts Manager 
Working Title: Tanzania Contract Administrator  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30-5p/ 37.5 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place 
Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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