Abdullah Abdullah, Senior Manager, Contracts and Grants
Abdullah Abdullah has over 15 years of experience as a contracts, procurement and grants professional for multiple governments and donors. He has contributed to the design, startup, successful implementation and closeout of several major programs in Afghanistan and elsewhere funded by the United States Agency for International Development, the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development, Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, U.S. Department of State and United Nations Development Programme. He has developed contracts and grants management processes, provided hands-on training to various teams and led the management of small- and large-scale projects.
Abdullah is specialized in interpreting and providing counsel on rules and regulations such as the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulation, Automated Directives Systems, the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office’s smart rules, DFAT aid programming, Danish International Development Agency’s general guidelines and GAC aid rules, governing spending mechanisms of country taxpayers’ money by federal agencies. He has served as the prime recipient compliance lead for indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contracts, task orders, cooperative agreements and grants at the country and headquarters levels, as well as managed subrecipients under different funding mechanisms. He has also contributed to the development of grants and procurement policies, procedures and templates and managed implementation and reporting of subcontracts and subgrants with substantial regulatory and administrative complexities.
He has experience working with countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa.
Abdullah hold a doctor of dentistry degree and is currently working toward a master’s degree in public administration from Southern New Hampshire University.