Vacancy Announcement | Contracts Officer

The Contract Manager manages the legal and financial execution of research projects. Coordinating within EPF and CRRC, the Contract Manager also manages external contractual relationships, and safeguards capacity, quality and cost.


A candidate for the position of Contract Manager should possess at least a BS/BA degree in a relevant field such as business, economics, finance or law. In exceptional cases, individuals with other qualifications and relevant work experience can be considered. Excellent oral and written English, as well as local language skills (either Azerbaijani, Armenian, Georgian, or Russian) are required.


**    Extremely competent project management: planning, implementation, coordination, adjustment of flexibly as needed, and focus on deliverables
**    Smooth coordination with other parties, management of information flows 
**    Promptness and a high level of organization
**    Problem solving at a strategic level and working with others to reach a resolution
**    Building and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues and clients 
**    Attention to detail
**    Excellent writing in English
**    Eagerness to learn and commitment to professional advancement. 


**    Processes all contracts and translates them into project schedules with precise execution of volumes and dates
**    Monitors all ongoing contracts and projects
**    Maintains a steady flow of information to management at all relevant levels
**    Manages competitive bidding, selection, awards and technical implementation. This includes, but is not limited to, activities such as:

–    researching vendors and identifying a candidate pool
–    assessing the submissions on various dimensions 
–    selecting bidders for further commercial/financial negotiations 
–    assisting in the negotiation of contracts 
–    negotiating the pricing and payment schedule, ensuring that the agreement with the vendors/donors are commercially advantageous arrangements

**    Contributes, generally, to project coordination and execution
**    Contributes to future research project planning and lessons learned exercises 
**    Generates relevant documentation for reporting and close out.

How to apply:

Applicants interested in this position, and whose qualifications match the requirements, should send their CV and a cover letter (both in English) to the e-mail address described below: 

To prevent application-spam, please follow the instructions below on how to submit your application.

1. Go to CRRC’s regional blog and find the article on friendship and gender. 
2. Find the percentage of Azerbaijani women reporting no friends in rural areas. 
3. Write an e-mail to the following address using the percent of Azerbaijani women who report having no friends in rural areas: applications+percentage[AT] Do not forget the plus sign between applications+percentage. Don’t write the percentage sign; only write the percentage number.
4. In the subject line please write “CO | [your surname, you first name].

Application submission deadline is February 15, 2011.