The Contracts Manager will work with a small contracting team which is housed in the operations unit, to support the development of standard contractual agreements. FIND employs a product development and delivery model (PDP), which translates into a significant part of our work being done through partnering agreements. We currently have contracts with ~180 different partners or service providers that range from academic institutions, clinical trial sites, research laboratories, commercial IVD manufacturers and software developers, Ministries of Health in low- and middle income countries, non-profit implementers and various independent experts and consultants. The Contract Manager will work closely with a senior contracting and business development specialist in the team, as well as the director for operations, a contracts officer, and an administrator. The Contract Manager will be providing direct “across the table” negotiation support, in an international context, to FIND’s programmatic teams in their contract development, and will advise the programmes in their strategies for both academic and commercial partner management. There are significant existing resources in terms of contracting templates and precedent examples to work from, and he/she will be provided with close mentoring by the senior contracting and business development specialist, and guidance from the operations team. He/she will report to the Operations Director Responsibilities: (list in order of importance and/or time spent) 1. With the contracts and programme teams at FIND, develop and finalize contracts for programmatic work. 2. Directly negotiate, with project teams, contracts with partners or service providers, expected to be mainly with European and US-based academic and commercial partners. 3. Review and “QC” contracts that come out of the programmes. 4. Work with the contracts team to improve and streamline contracting processes to deliver high-quality vehicles for carrying out daily business at FIND, with short turn-around time. 5. Participate in training sessions that are regularly provided to the business units at FIND to improve contracting practices. 6. Participate in risk management in contracting, and trouble-shooting for complex contractual or legal issues that might arise from contracting.