Contract Specialist, Africa Region

Tanzania, Gabon, South Africa, Zambia, Contract May 23, 2022

The Contract Specialist will work as part of a larger operations team, serving as focal person to provide overall contract review, guidance, and training alongside the legal team to operations and program managers in preparation for contracts in the region. The Contract Specialist is responsible for executing the BUs contracts compliance including their approvals. This position will report to Operations Manager, Africa region and the location for this position is flexible between Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia or Gabon. No employment visas or assistance is being offered with this position except for the local labour employment requirements.
The Contracts Specialist will support the strategic priorities of the Africa region through efficient oversight of Africa Region contracts, while providing excellent customer services to project managers. They are responsible for supporting staff from every phase of contract development from researching the legal regulations to negotiating the terms and preparing the final print document. They collaborate with Legal team to support staff to terminate contracts on favorable terms. They will provide guidance related to administrative contractual requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures to staff across Africa region. They are responsible for implementation of the contractual processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness and disseminate information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow.

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination;
Finance, Operations or related field experience;
Experience managing and implementing multiple projects;
Experience drafting and negotiating agreements and managing contract workflow and process;
Experience working with widely dispersed cross-functional teams.
Demonstrated experience handling confidential information;

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