Grants Manager - Turkey

  • Posted on 5 December 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a grants manager for a DFID-funded education program under ISD. Turkish nationals are encouraged to apply.

The grants manager will oversee management and administration of the Chemonics grants program; ensure compliant, effective, grants management throughout the entire life cycle; oversee grant design, competition, pre-award risk assessment, award monitoring, and grant closeout; and support implementation of the grants through NGO partners.

Responsibilities include:

• Oversee the development, implementation, and administration of the grants program, providing support at the program level to ensure DFID compliance and grants management

• Monitor grant disbursements and payment schedules, liaising closely with the grants and compliance lead to make grant payments in a timely and compliant manner

• Review grant packages/grantee’s financial reports and prepare payment requests in compliance with Chemonics procedures and DFID regulations

• As needed, participate and assist in assessing grantee capacity and participate in grant kickoff meetings to serve as a resource for any questions related to grant administration and compliance

• Serve as a resource to help the program technical team to answer questions and resolve issues related to grant compliance, grant payments, grant design, documentation, and other areas

• Closely liaise with and provide all necessary assistance to component teams, the grants and compliance lead, and the team lead on issues related to grants administration and management

• Ensures full compliance with corporate grants policies and applicable donor regulations, and manage the issuance of solicitations for proposals for grants, if applicable

• Assist in evaluating applications for grant funding, including preparation of written reports on the process of evaluation and results of selection, if applicable

• Support the production of grant agreements and modifications, supervising the compliance and financial documentation and support technical aspects and general grants management

• Maintain communication throughout the program with DFID as appropriate, the team lead, grants and compliance lead, program staff, and the home-office project management unit

• Contribute to the preparation of periodic reports to the client on progress toward program results

• Continuously apply learning, innovations, and best practices from program evaluations, field visit reports, and project reports (both internal and external, including other NGO and donors) to new grants

• Adhere to Chemonics’ professional code of ethics


• Bachelors’ degree in a relevant field

• Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in a grants management role, preferably for donor-funded development programs

• Strong understanding of Chemonics’ grants management processes and DFID rules and regulations governing grants administration

• Knowledge and understanding of context, conflict, and security situation in Syria; previous experience in Syria strongly preferred

• Experience supervising diverse personnel

• Ability to work with and manage culturally and geographically diverse staff

• Excellent communication, writing, and reporting skills

• Team player with the ability to also work independently

• Professional proficiency speaking, reading, and writing English required; professional proficiency in Arabic highly preferred

• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

• valid Turkish work authorization is required

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter, with the position title in the subject line, by December 18, 2019.

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.

Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 40 years of experience implementing programs around the world.

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