Grants Manager

Apply by 9 December 2017
Posted on 9 November 2017

Job Description

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Grants Manager for the regional project focused on strengthening Representation of Indigenous people in Governance of Amazon Forests and Waters. The project will engage private sector, governments, civil society groups, and academia in work with the indigenous groups on advocacy efforts and raising awareness of indigenous people’s rights and responsibilities. The project is funded by USAID and is envisioned to start in 2018.

The Grants Manager is responsible for working with the technical team to develop, process, disburse, and monitor grants to beneficiary groups. S/he will excel in developing innovative grant mechanisms that will bolster governance and advocacy programs, and will ensure the compliance with USAID grant rules and regulations.


  • Work with technical team to devise optimal investment and grants mechanisms to accomplish project objectives.
  • In conjunction with ACDI/VOCA HQ project team, design the grants management plan and process.
  • Ensure the establishment and management of a transparent, effective and efficient grants program, including the management of grant agreements with local partners.
  • Oversee the administration of grants portfolio and provide technical leadership to the teams and awardees on grant management and performance monitoring
  • Manage all aspects of the grants pipeline, including notices/announcements, application review, negotiation, award, and disbursement in line with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Identify issues and risks related to grant implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.


  • Bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in finance, business, marketing, or economics is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ demonstrated success in setting up, managing and closing out of grants under donor-funded contracts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID financial management systems, regulation and reporting requirements.
  • Experience with innovative and non-traditional grants mechanisms preferred.
  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Spanish required, professional proficiency in Portuguese desired.

Peruvian, Colombian and other South American/Amazon region nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

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