Program Administrator - Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition - (19002024)
This is a limited term position ending October 30, 2024. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Feinstein International Center (FIC) at Tufts University receives grants and contracts from a range of donors for international projects and programs. The Center is currently implementing a CRS contract in Ethiopia, a SEADS OFDA contract, CRS Kenya DFSA and will soon receive contract for USAID KRSU2 in Uganda. These contracts are managed jointly by the Center's headquarters in Boston, MA and offices in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.
A "Program Administrator" will be an important member of the administrative unit servicing all administrative and coordination functions for KRSU Uganda, CRS Kenya, and OFDA SEADS. With a working knowledge of USAID contract administration, the Project Administrator provides timely response to the contract-related and programmatic requests from the Field offices. This full-time position will be based in Boston, MA/Medford, MA and will work closely with the Center's administration support team, the PI and Chief of Party for both Uganda and Kenya to provide administrative support and ensure strong communication between in-country project offices and teams, and administrative personnel at Tufts University in Boston.
Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years of related experience.
Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated organization skills and ability to handle multiple projects and concurrent deadlines with frequent interruptions.
Experience with grant accounting, working with grant budgets and financial management software.
High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to relate effectively to people across national and cultural boundaries.
Working knowledge of federal regulations related to the conduct of research and of contract management in an institution of higher education.
Experience with government policies and regulations, and knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); USAID Automated Directives System (ADS), USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), Office of Acquisitions and Assistance Contract Information Bulletins (CIB), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Administrative Memoranda (OPAM), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Procurement Executive Bulletins (PEB), and Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD)
2-3 years of related experience in higher education environment.
Experience working on research/development projects.
A desire to work as a member of a team of academics and practitioners which embraces multidisciplinary approaches and methods.
Willingness to travel internationally to support Tufts country offices in Uganda, Nairobi .
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Academic Programs
Organization: Friedman School of Nutrition
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 25, 2019, 6:33:13 AM
Internal Number: 19002024
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