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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2300267

Buy-In Manager

ICF is seeking a Buy-In Manager for the anticipated USAID funded Digital Strategy Implementation and Programs Activity. The project will build the capacity of USAID Missions, Washington Operating Units (OUs), and partners to advance digital initiatives that enhance security and economic prosperity in partner countries while safeguarding individual rights, freedom of expression, and democratic norms and practices.  The Buy-In Manager is responsible for managing the buy-in process, from client engagement to development of scopes of work and budgets to implementation and monitoring to close-out. The successful candidate shall have experience managing USAID activities, contracts, and buy-ins. The position will be based in our Rockville, MD office.


  • Support the Project Director in the development and execution of buy-in activities, including plans, schedules, budgets, and deliverables.
  • Monitor overall operational and technical quality and timely completion of activity deliverables.
  • Ensure that all activities comply with terms and conditions of activity requirements, client rules and regulations, including cost, schedule, and quality parameters.
  • Collaborate with the Director to identify and manage risks and actively resolve performance issues with activity staff and sub-contractors or sub-awardees.
  • Prepare status reports, budget information, and other documentation as needed; and


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, international development, international economics, technology-related disciplines or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience managing USAID activities, including contracts and buy-ins, preferably of similar scope and scale.
  • 10+ years of experience successfully managing client relationships with USAID/Washington and Mission, Bureau, or Independent Office.
  • 10+ years of experience working in developing country environments, across different cultures, and managing diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
  • Excellent verbal, and written skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on awards that support technology, cybersecurity, and/or digitalization.
  • Knowledge of USAID contracting rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience building and leveraging relationships with counterparts at various levels of government and private sector.
  • Ability to promote operational excellence through familiarity with best practices in budget management, financial controls, procurement norms, and human resource management.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$77,890.00 - $132,413.00

Rockville, MD (MD18)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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