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Manager Project

Riverdale Park, Maryland, United States
June 01, 2018

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Profile and experience:

Bachelor in Medical Science (MD) concentrating in general medicine. Grants, contracts administration of 11 years with international organization in post conflict settings. Grants, contractor administrator with strong focus on system development towards smooth implantation of pre and post award cycles in grants, contracts management and establishment of systems that is responsive for achieving organization goals and objective. I have 11 years’ experience of international development in the field of contracts, grants, Procurement, project management, financial management, operations and compliance management. Established independently grant and contracts management systems, grants tracking and sub recipient monitoring system for grantees to track their progress and achievement. Administered different grants portfolio focusing on health care, agriculture value chain development, financial access and community mobilization. Developed grant, contracts and procurement manuals and procedures as per the terms and conditions of prime contracts from USAID. Specialized knowledge of USAID/USG rules and regulations (FAR, ADS 303,302, 2 CFR 200 (Super Circular)) of Grants, contracts, Procurement, financial management and compliance of over $120 million USAID funded programs. Has worked on different systems with different employers’ like One Source, TAMIS, Share Point (workday) etc.

Innovation Fund Manager . Employer: FHI 360 Sep 2016-Apr 2018

• Administered Health (Nutrition) project grants portfolio of $8 million, developed the grants management manual considering terms and condition of prime award between USAID and FHI360

• Developed solicitation documents like Annual program statement (APS) and Request for Application (RFA) for funding opportunities in the project in the pre-award stage.

• Received, reviewed grant concepts, litter of interests and full grant application for compliance. Organized Technical Evaluation Committee, worked with applicants in their application revisions and budget development.

• Conducted risk assessment of potential grant recipients, and included special award conditions as per the results of the assessment. Provided training to the grantees’ staff on corrective measures and full fill the requirement of special award conditions.

• Prepared, reviewed, negotiated budget and award terms and conditions of 110 concepts in one and half year of employment and approve for about 28 concepts for award with value of $5 Million.

• Administered post award of grants portfolio by tracking the progress through site visits, collection of required documents and finalization of reports on monthly and quarterly basis.

• Developed training materials to build capacity within the organization on proper prime and sub award management and grantees staff on the requirement of USAID funded grants.

Contracts and Grants Manager. Employer: Chemonics International Jan 2014-Aug 2016

• Established a functional grants, contract and procurement team to manage the grants, contract and procurement portfolio of the project. Managed team of 6 grants, subcontract and procurement officers.

• Administer with team the Time and Material (TM), Cost plus Fixed Fee and Firm Fixed Price subcontracts with worth value of $30 million for agriculture development project like value chain facilitation, value chain development and capacity building during the employment period.

• Review and approve invoice and supporting document of contractors, grantees and vendors before payment processed to finance for clearance.

• Managed the $12 million portion of the project grant portfolio. Prepared RFAs, APSs, RFQs and RFPs.

• Prepare, review, negotiate budget and award terms and conditions of 30 grants applications and awarded for agribusiness organizations with total value of $4 million.

• Frequently traveled to insecure areas for site visit of grantees and subcontractors activities on the field.

• Developed tracking and monitoring system for sub-recipient and subcontractors activities.

Grants and Subcontracts Compliance Manager Mar 2013-Jan-2014

Employer: International Relief and Development (IRD)

• Reviewed over all procedure and documents of Community Mobilization and Development Project grants, subcontracts and procurement before the award for completeness, correctness and compliance of USAID and organization policies and procedures.

• Developed compliance checklists for field teams to be considered for process of grants application.

• Reviewed procurement process documents in compliance with USAID regulation and organization policies.

• Reviewed and approved, grants, subcontracts progress reports and invoices before payment clearance. Monitored the grants, subcontracts budget burn rates and advised on corrective measures.

Grants Manager. Employer: Chemonics International May 2011-March 2013

• Provided cradle-to-grave management of financial access project grants portfolio consisting of 10 grants under the total fund of $8 Million.

• Prepared Annual Program Statement (APS) and RFA for different grant opportunities. Reviewed grant applications to identify potential technical issues in new awards; ensured that any compliance issues were adequately addressed; prepared budget

• Negotiated, drafted and issued new awards and amendments and ensured that awards were in compliance with donor regulations and Chemonics policies.

Regional Grants Manager. Employer: Development Alternative Inc. (DAI) Apr-2010-May2011

• Lead a functional grants and procurement department within Post Conflict Stabilization program by proving training and guidance on grants and procurement rules and regulations.

• Equipped grants and procurement department with standard tendering documents, procedures and grants management tools.

• Carried out effective cost analysis of applicants cost proposals and conducted strong negotiation by ensuring allowability, allocability and reasonableness of cost which resulted saving of funds to company and ensured budget/cost accurately correspond with activities.

• Ensured fair and transparent award process by implementing best practices, USAID and company rules and regulations.

Grants Specialist. Employer: International Relief and Development (IRD) Jul 2008-Apr 2010

• Prepared grants documents as per the filling checklists and audit ready. Prepared and distributed the grants applications packages for Evaluation Team review. Drafted the Solicitation documents and grant award documents for grants manager review

• Monitored the grantees activities implementation and develop the tracking systems. Coordinated with program teams on grantees activities process and addressed issues and conflicts.

• Received, reviewed and processed grantees invoices, for completeness, correctness and processed to finance for clearance.

Grants Coordinator. Employer: Development Alternative Inc. (DAI) Aug 2007-Jul 2008

• Filled grant documentation as per the project guideline. Updated the organization database for the grants related information.

• Reviewed grant applications for completeness before processing for evaluation team.

• Reviewed grantees invoices for completeness before processing to finance.

Education: Studied Medical Science and Bachelor of Medicine (MD) from Nangarhar Medical College, Afghanistan

Education Period: 1995-2002

Certifications: Short term certificates in financial accounting, managerial accounting, technical writing, grants development and USAID rules and regulations.

Professional Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Visio and PowerPoint) Internet. Has worked on different databases like OneSource of AECOM, SharePoint (Workday) in FHI360, TAMIS in DAI

Languages Skills: Fluent in English, Pashto, Dari, Urdu, Hindi; Arabic (Basic)

Recruitment Time: Available ASAP.

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