Grants and Contracts Officer, Office of Grants and Contracts (8731)

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Grants and Contracts Officer, Office of Grants and Contracts (8731)

May 06, 2018

Job Category: Finance, Grants & Contracts

Seattle, WA or Washington, DC


PATH is currently seeking a Grants and Contracts Officer to manage a portfolio of awards in alignment with assigned program teams. The overall role is to provide cradle to grave award management.


PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. 


The objective of the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC), in partnership with program and operational support services, is to mitigate risk for the organization. OGC provides subject matter expertise on donor compliance, subaward management, and PATH policies to maintain PATH's reputation, credibility and track record as the leading innovative nonprofit in the global health sector. The OGC team consists of a Grants and Contracts Director overseeing staff based in Seattle, WA, Washington, DC, and Nairobi, Kenya. 


The Grants and Contracts Officer works closely with the members of OGC, Finance, Legal, Business Development, and program teams to ensure donor regulatory and contractual compliance, under the supervision of the Global Grants and Contracts Manager. We seek someone with the experience and expertise to understand funder terms and conditions to ensure compliance.


  • Review, negotiate, and coordinate input from other units for the timely review and execution of new awards and amendments.
  • Understand the nature of the award by reviewing the project description including RFAs/RFPs/project narratives and other supporting documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with federal regulations and donor-specific requirements.
  • Negotiate with sponsors/funders for terms and conditions acceptable to PATH and propose alternative language as appropriate.
  • Serve as a resource for PATH on compliance rules, regulations and standards associated with federal funds (CFRs, FAR, AIDAR) and other donors.
  • Provide innovative, solution-oriented support to Project Administrators and others on terms and conditions of active awards, including any restrictions and possible risks.
  • Participate in project/program team meetings, including “hand-off” meetings with Business Development, as required for assigned programs.
  • Upon fully executing large or complex awards, initiate a kickoff meeting with Project Administrators, Subaward Coordinators, and other implementing staff to communicate key compliance requirements and gather information on OGC support services needed in first six-twelve months of the award.
  • Draft flow down provisions for subawards and contracts for the Subaward Coordinator who, in turn, will draft and negotiate subawards and subcontracts within the program portfolio.
  • Provide backfill to Subaward Coordinators during vacations and surge periods of subaward requests.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with donors and program staff.
  • In collaboration with the Global Grants and Contracts Manager and the OGC team, document existing award procedures, as well as develop, review, and implement new award procedures, templates, and tools.
  • Provide analysis, evaluation, and recommendations to improve award/subaward management associated policies and procedures.
  • Provide regularly scheduled updates to the Global Grants and Contracts Manager.
  • Assist with preparing files, including reviewing awards, for auditors, and reports to respond to auditors’ questions.
  • Manage Special Projects as assigned.


  • Degree in business management, international development, public administration, or other related discipline required.
  • At least two years of direct experience negotiating and administering awards required.
  • Experience working with US federal grants, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts preferred.
  • Experience working with international donors preferred.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, Salesforce.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and demands, establish priorities, and work effectively in a deadline driven environment.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in the performance of duties is of critical importance.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
  • PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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