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Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.


Associate with the Contracts Division, Arlington, VA

Location: United States - VA - Arlington


Associate with the Contracts Division, Arlington, VA 

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Position Summary:

The Contracts Division provides “full cycle” support of the contracts function, from the initial stages of proposal and budget development through award negotiation, implementation, and close out. The Contracts Division provides such support to Social Impact’s two technical program divisions and the program management division. The Associate reports to the Deputy Director or Sr. Contracts Manager and provides support to these portfolios, as well as independently providing support to various Task Orders. We are seeking a smart, motivated candidate with a couple of years of international development experience. Social Impact will be able to train qualified candidates on all contract administrative aspects. 


  • Participate in award reviews, negotiation, and start-up of new projects, providing guidance on contract terms and conditions to program teams
  • Support the general contract administration of each project within the Division portfolio, including issuance of consultant contracts, subcontracts, and procurement contracts.
  • Prepare and submit correspondence to the client for approvals, waivers, funding notifications, modification requests, etc.
  • Review and prepare budgets for contract modifications and client meetings.
  • Assist with client reporting requirements and internal analysis needs.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of contracts training modules.
  • Guide and support programs and field offices with contracts related compliance issues such as rate determination, procurement policies and procedures and negotiations.
  • Other related duties/tasks as may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, international relations, finance, or related field, or the equivalent in education/experience.
  • 2 - 3 years of experience in international development; experience in program management is a plus. non-USG awards.
  • USAID, Dept. of State, and other international development donor/client experience highly desirable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required.
  • Team Player with good analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organizational skills and a capacity to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and ability to understand and implement pertinent company and client policies and procedures.
  • Foreign language skills a plus.

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to work as part of a creative and committed team, while playing a role in the growth of our company and contributing toward advancing development effectiveness.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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