USAID Senior Acquisition and Assistance Specialist

Government Acquisition/Grants Management Washington, District of Columbia


USAID Senior Acquisition and Assistance Specialist  
Washington, District of Columbia or Virtual


Jefferson Solutions, the government consulting company of Jefferson Consulting Group, a well-respected, woman-owned small business in Washington, D.C. provides the full range of acquisition and assistance (cooperative agreements and grants) support to USAID. 

 Responsibilities include:

  • Provide advanced acquisition and assistance guidance to federal agencies, and in particular, USAID.
  • Work with program offices to develop requirements for Statements of Work (SOWs).
  • Facilitate meetings, including working with stakeholders to develop agendas.
  • Conduct market research.
  • Conduct cost and price analysis.
  • Develop acquisition/assistance documentation, including requirements documents, acquisition/assistance strategies, solicitations, evaluation criteria, source selection decisions and negotiation memoranda.
  • Publish Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and New Funding Opportunities (NFOs).
  • Correspond and effectively and professionally communicate with government officials and implementing partners.
  • Report on project status in internal and client meetings.
  • Develop award documents and execute actions in PRISM to support the Contracting Officer/Agreement Officer in making new awards.
  • Review contracts, agreements, grants and award modifications.
  • Provide post-award acquisition and assistance support.
  • Perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Security: Current SECRET or HSPD-12 clearance or ability to obtain one;
  • At least 10 year of relevant experience;
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Word and Excel;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR);
  • Knowledge of USAID’s acquisitions and assistance regulatory framework, including the AIDAR, APS, AAPDs, OMB Circulars, FAM/FAH, and 22 CFR Chapter II;    
  • Strong organizational, communication, writing and analytical skills to effectively interact with program and contracting officials;
  • Attention to detail, high standards of excellence and commitment to perform and execute all project activities successfully;
  • Experience PRISM or similar contract management systems preferred; and
  • FAC-C/DAWIA certification at Level II or Level III and/or NCMA CPCM certification preferred.
Per Executive Order (E0 14042) proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to your start date.

Jefferson Consulting Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,  gender identity, age, disability, national origin, genetic data, veteran status or any category protected by law.