Grants Manager
FHI 360
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
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FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in civil society, peacebuilding, health, nutrition, education, economic development, environment and research.

FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,500 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve improving lives for millions.

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Grants Manager for an anticipated five-year USAID project, Strengthen Resilience and Learning to Counter Violent Extremism in the Northern Border Areas of Côte d’Ivoire, with a budget between $25-$49 million.

Job Summary :

The Grants Manager will oversee an extensive portfolio of cash and in-kind grants to local organizations and ensure compliant selection, award, management, and close out of all sub-grants.

It is expected that the Grants Manager will be located in Abidjan with anticipated project-funded travel to the northern border areas.

Essential Job Functions : Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for managing the sub-grants that will be awarded under the activity;
  • Work with FHI 360 Grants Specialist in HQ to finalize the project’s Grants Manual;
  • Train all Program and Grants staff on grants manual and grants management system;
  • Work with program staff to establish and effectively maintain a compliant grants management system;
  • Coordinate close with a team of program and grants officers to support local organizations in finalizing project proposals and budgets, and to monitor and report on grantee activities;
  • Facilitate grant selection process;
  • Maintain an online grants tracking system, and ensure compliant monitoring and reporting on grant activities;
  • Provide technical assistance and training to program staff and grant recipients;
  • Ensure that all sub-grant documents are filed and kept updated;
  • Ensure the effective close out of all sub-grants; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent from an accredited university in a relevant field such as international development, business administration, law or other related field;
  • Advanced degree preferred;
  • A minimum of 5-8 years' work experience, including at least 5 years of grants management experience;
  • Experience effectively supervising other staff members;
  • Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations highly desired;
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team;
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English and French required;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating, decision making, and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

    This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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