Partnership Specialist

Fintrac Inc.
Washington DC
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The Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is a USAID-funded program that builds partnerships with private sector agribusinesses in emerging markets to sell products and services to smallholder farmers that boost their income and food production. The Partnership Specialist is responsible for providing research, technical, and administrative support to Partnering for Innovation’s portfolio of partnerships and the program as a whole including providing direct support to the Portfolio Manager.

Grants Management: The Partnership Specialist will provide support to Partnering for Innovation’s portfolio of 65 grants with private sector agribusiness, including:

Provide administrative and technical support to the Portfolio Manager on designing solicitations, negotiating agreements, and operationalizing partnerships;
Write grant contracts, scopes of work, and negotiation memoranda; perform background and verification checks on individuals and budget line item expenses; liaise with grantees and partners; write grant content for outreach materials and reports;
Coordinate in-house and consultant teams for due diligence investigations, environmental analyses, business plans, and financial research;
Support the Portfolio Manager to monitor overall grant implementation, including fund disbursement, reporting, and results;
Support the management of program grants as assigned by the Portfolio Manager; and
Capture, monitor, and report on partnership results and achievements.
Financial and Administrative Management: The Partnership Specialist will provide financial and administrative management to the program as a whole, including:

Manage all aspects of the program’s consultant and vendor pool including the solicitation and competition process, negotiating contracts, and managing the implementation of consultant and vendor agreements;
Process the program’s payments to domestic and international partners and vendors including compiling all necessary supporting documentation and liaising with Fintrac’s accounting department; and
Manage staff travel and logistics for domestic and international trips including booking flights and hotels for program team members following all Fintrac and USAID travel regulations and reviewing team members’ expense reports for accuracy.
Other Responsibilities:

Track agricultural technologies being developed in the broader industry, and across developing country regions to support forum outreach and knowledge management activities;
Provide FTF-PI website inputs, monitor related agricultural industry and technologies blogs and other social media, and update the team regularly on findings; and
Support and contribute leadership and content to communications priorities including blogs, social media, other knowledge and learning products.

2-4 years of experience in agricultural development or a related field;
Experience with USAID programs and/or grants management and compliance;
Experience working with private sector agribusinesses or related industry preferred;
Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree a plus;
Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese a plus.

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