Contracts and Compliance Manager 3812

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LOCATION: Tegucigalpa

Role’s Purpose:

The purpose of this position to establish a compliance function that will ensure strict compliance with USAID rules and regulations, DAI policies and procedures, Asegurando la Educación (ALE) work plans and timelines. This position will be responsible for final verification that all procurement mechanisms—including purchase orders, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), subcontracts, and other vehicles—comply with donor, corporate, and project regulations, rules, policies, work plans, and other relevant guidelines. The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing compliant solutions to the needs of a fast-paced programmatic and implementation schedules. He or she will liaise regularly with DAI home office contracts and support team; develop training tools for program, procurement, and other relevant ALE team member in the field—including field offices—and mentor and strengthen the capacity of ALE team members, including procurement unit, in accountable implementation processes. The Contracts and Compliance Manager will report directly to the Chief of Party.

Objectives and Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Verifying compliance with all DAI policies and procedures, including the Field Operations Manual (FOM)
  • Ensuring timely and accountable execution all contracts and vehicles for Asegurando la Educación (ALE) work plans and timelines
  • Verification that all procurement mechanisms—including purchase orders, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), subcontracts, and other vehicles—comply with donor, corporate, and project regulations, rules, policies, work plans, and other relevant guidelines
  • Supporting, training, and mentoring Procurement, Program, and other team members—including regional office staff—in fast-paced and compliant contracting and acquisition mechanisms
  • Developing and implementing compliant procurement models for expansion and replication
  • Liaising and coordinating with DAI contracts, internal audit, and other home office teams
  • Reviewing and auditing procurement processes—including solicitations, selection memos, release orders, bid matrices, selection committees, among others—to ensure maximum compliance
  • Providing timely, accountable solutions and models to speed up and streamline processes to meet the demands of USAID and project work plans and timelines
  • Strengthening coordination and teamwork within multi-disciplinary
  • Providing leadership and
  • Other assignments as required.


  • University degree in public accounting, public administration, or similar field
  • At least five years of relevant experience
  • At least three years of contracts and fast-paced procurement experience on a USAID project
  • Ability to work well on a multi-disciplinary team (procurement, programs, finance, M&E, etc)
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Native Spanish skills
  • Strong background in training and mentoring staff
  • Expert knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, including FAR
  • Demonstrated experience to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft and other software, including Excel
  • Strong communication skills required and ability to work in a team
  • Ability to write reports
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent social skills, cultural sensitivity and ability to work under pressure and in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Availability to travel to regional project offices

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email their application to with “Contracts and Compliance Manager” in the subject line. An application must include a CV and a cover letter in English. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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DAI, a global development company based in the United States, works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. DAI has worked in Latin America since 1970, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.


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Somos una organización que fomenta el desarrollo sostenible en Honduras, mediante el uso de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TIC) y la desarrollo de proyectos para facilitar la investigación, gestión, concertación e intercambio de información y conocimientos; la difusión, sensibilización y promoción del cambio social; y el fortalecimiento de capacidades institucionales y comunitarias para impulsar el desarrollo del país.


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Teléfono: (504) 2235-4141
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