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March 13, 2017

When an issue arises under an assistance award, it is always preferable for USAID and the recipient to reach an agreement on a mutually agreeable solution. However, there may be occasions when a remedy may be necessary.

March 9, 2017

Understand the Federal Financial Report, or SF‐425, which is a cumulative report that captures the financial status of an agreement at a specific point in time.

March 9, 2017

The AOR serves as USAID’s technical expert for grants and cooperative agreements, functioning under a designation from the Agreement Officer (AO). While the AO is the government official vested with the authority to award assistance instruments and obligate funds therein, an AOR will be appointed to administratively manage a specific grant or cooperative agreement. The AOR is a USAID employee who possesses a high degree of knowledge of the technical and program area for which USAID provides support through the assistance instrument.

March 9, 2017

The position is located in USAID/India’s Office of Social Sector Initiatives (OSSI), which manages the Mission’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); basic education; and disaster management portfolios, along with activities related to women’s empowerment, Tibetan community resilience, and governance.

March 8, 2017

USAID policy states that an unauthorized commitment occurs when a USAID official acts in a way that leads a recipient or potential recipient to believe that USAID has committed to make a specific award; change the amount of an existing award; or revise an existing award budget, program description, or any of the terms and conditions of the award; and such official does not have the authority to do so. It is against U.S. Government and USAID policy to enter into an unauthorized commitment.


Last updated: May 08, 2017

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