The Management Office of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research is committed to:
- Quality, client-oriented management
- Excellence in all aspects of program implementation
- Innovation for effectiveness and efficiency
- Honesty and integrity
- Access, transparency, and consultation with all partners
Management Office Roles and Administrative Responsibilities
- Establishment and management of a portfolio of quality, innovative and effective research, training, and outreach projects related to grain legumes that address the needs of grain legume value-chain stakeholders, policy makers, and development professionals. This role entails setting up a competitively selected project portfolio, establishing subagreements with participating institutions, facilitating communications within and among projects to promote multidisciplinary collaboration, maximize synergies, and avoid duplication, and being the primary point of contact for USAID to obtain information on progress and outputs from Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research activities.
- Track progress of subawards, prepare annual technical and financial reports, synthesize information to formulate coherent program results and lessons learned, and distribute program information to partners and stakeholders, including the international agriculture development community.
- Fulfill financial management and reporting responsibilities to USAID.
- Develop, implement, and actively participate in program-level strategies to gain additional support and resources for broader developmental outcomes and impacts.
- Administer Associate Awards received from USAID country missions and regional bureaus.
- Contribute to the goals of USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs Council and provide intellectual leadership in a focal area for developmental impact (e.g., health and nutrition).
- Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and act as an on-call advisor and intellectual resource to USAID on substantive issues and technical assistance services associated with grain legumes.