JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a public health organization dedicated to providing high quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs throughout the world. JSI works extensively with national and local governments, NGOs, the private sector, and community leaders to expand access and quality of health services for communities. JSI is committed to improving the health of underserved populations through innovative approaches in a range of public health area


Contracts and Grants DirectorRESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the negotiation and implementation of grant support in each country, using the TCG toolkit;
  • Conduct quality checks of process and tools for TCGs and contracts;
  • Work closely with the Deputy Director and Regional Managers to support country teams with TCG negotiation, management and monitoring; Advise teams on best practices for incorporating activities into milestones.
  • Update and manage the project’s Grant Management Database (GMD) to track status of TCGs and contracts, including real-time monitoring of milestones and payments across TIFA countries;
  • Oversee the drafting of award documents, and ensure timely and complete submission to USAID/Washington for approval;
  • Oversee the execution, monitoring, tracking and compliance of subawards, identify emerging risks and challenges, and coordinate mitigation strategies with members of the senior management team;
  • Provide organizational capacity strengthening support, in coordination with the Director of Capacity Development, as needed in TCG grant management, public finance and compliance areas;
  • Act as the key liaison with country teams on FAA grant compliance issues;
  • Support peer-to-peer learning by sharing innovations and lessons learned in FAA development and implementation across countries;
  • Supervise grants team members based in the US and support grants specialists at country level;
  • Serve as a member of the project’s Senior Management Team (SMT);
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Project Director.


  • Minimum of a master's degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, contract negotiations, international development, law, or related field;
  • At least ten (10) years of senior-level experience including supervision and management experience;
  • At least five (5) years of experience with grant and contract negotiations in an international context, experience with fixed amount awards is highly preferred;
  • At least three (3) years of managing a complex international development program component or portfolio of complex international agreements;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and implement fiscal, regulatory, policy, and administrative components of international development agreement programs;
  • Experience in establishing effective partnerships within and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently navigate the rules and regulations of U. S. Government and USAID assistance awards (CFR, OMB circulars);
  • Experience designing and managing agreements with public sector entities is preferred;
  • Excellent team-work and team-building skills;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; professional proficiency in additional languages is preferred.
  • Computer literacy required (especially MS Excel and MS Word); Familiarity with various accounting and database software helpful;
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment;
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 30% time.
  • Authorization to work in the US required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.
Please apply via our Careers Portal:Contracts and Grants Director