Grants Manager, EISM

  • Posted on 8 March 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a grants manager for the anticipated $50- to $100-million USAID Empowerment and Inclusion Support Mechanism (EISM) project. EISM, through an umbrella management and grants mechanism, aims to promote inclusive development by supporting a range of management, technical, and administrative activities to achieve and sustain progress in reaching vulnerable populations in developing countries. It will support improved access to quality services; training; local capacity development; legal and policy reform research and dissemination of findings; and co-creation processes, workshops, and meetings. Specifically, EISM will focus on reducing risks to and reinforcing the capacities of communities, NGOs, and governments to provide services, to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable and marginalized populations, and to expand access to opportunities that support vulnerable and marginalized populations’ full participation in society. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Issue grantee solicitations, facilitate evaluation committees, award grants, monitors grantees, and close grants, at the direction of the agreement officer and USAID
  • Work closely with the monitoring and evaluation manager to monitor grantees throughout the grantee lifecycle
  • Review documents and actions and perform functions related to grants purview, including regularly collaborating with other departments in Chemonics’ Risk Management Division and maintaining grant databases, resources, and statistics
  • Oversee the grants management process, including developing a grants management manual, which will specify how grants will be managed and cover the complete process from solicitation and award through oversight and monitoring of ongoing grants
  • Communicate regularly with project grantees, and work with grantees to assess performance and compliance of grant activities
  • Conduct site visits, interviews, and reference checks to ensure that grants are realistic in the local context and provide capacity building as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum three years of demonstrated experience with grants on USAID-funded projects
  • Demonstrated familiarity with all phases of the grants lifecycle
  • Solid understanding of project, contract, and grants management as well as U.S. government regulations and guidelines in order to provide strategic support, guidance, and problem-solving
  • Experience issuing and monitoring complex and large grants, as well as standard grants, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively both orally and in writing, and deliver presentations, training, and facilitate meetings effectively
  • Experience with a wide variety of grant programs and approaches, and contract and subcontracts types
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and other computer skills
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations, preferably in developing country settings
  • Demonstrated leadership versatility and integrity
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad 40 percent of the time in developing countries

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by March 16, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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