Grants and Contracts Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 May 2018

Job Description

Reports to: Senior Grants and Contracts Manager


Responsible for providing grants and contracts management, and technical support to CIPE programs. This includes managing awards through the total grant cycle (pre-award to post-award), monitoring sub-recipients, interpreting grant regulations and contracts, and providing guidance on a continuous basis to ensure compliance with grant regulations and contract obligations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing management oversight and technical assistance for all matters relating to grants, contracts, and sub-agreements for CIPE projects.
  • Maintaining extensive knowledge of federal regulations, including the Uniform Guidance, and familiarity with the FAR.
  • Reviewing sub-awards, contracts, and modifications, to ensure the appropriate donor requirements and flow-down language are incorporated, procurement procedures are documented, and budgeted costs are allowable and reasonable.
  • Providing guidance and technical support to CIPE’s program teams regarding grants and contracts agreement terms and conditions.
  • Assisting CIPE project teams with negotiating grants, contracts and sub-awards.
  • Working closely with CIPE project teams and the Senior Grants and Contracts Manager to identify grants and contracts management needs.
  • Assisting the Senior Grants and Contracts Manager in developing and maintaining policies and procedures to effectively manage grants and contracts and comply with donor requirements.
  • Oversee sub-award management, including, but not limited to assessing the risk level for sub-awards and determining the appropriate monitoring requirements.
  • Maintaining accurate documentation to support grants and contracts related activities and ensuring adherence with donor and audit requirements.
  • Assisting with the proposal and project development process. This includes reviewing incoming and outgoing proposals and providing recommendations to program teams.
  • Preparing donor reports
  • Assisting the Senior Grants and Contracts Manager with project closeouts.
  • Assisting project teams with monitoring project deadlines and deliverables
  • Generating and disseminating periodic reports on the status of grants, contracts, and sub-agreements.
  • Developing and managing special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years grants management and negotiation experience with federal and/or private funders
  • Extensive knowledge of rules and regulations for grants and cooperative agreements including 2 CFR 200
  • Ability to creatively problem solve while maintaining compliance with donor requirements
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Understanding of financial management terms and procedures
  • Effective listening and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally as required by project activities.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills including demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Good financial acumen
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise junior staff and Interns
  • Strong IT Skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, salary expectation and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to with ‘GM-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s anti-corruption work. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Organization

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and think tanks to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include democratic governance, anti-corruption and ethics, business advocacy, and enterprise ecosystems.

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