[Lebanon] Grants Manager

The Palladium Group
Beirut, Lebanon
Apply by 2 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 20 August 2018

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Background
The USAID-funded Lebanon Livelihoods Inclusive Finance Expansion (LIFE) will link vulnerable entrepreneurs at the bottom of the economic pyramid with business training and financial services, improving livelihoods, creating jobs, and reducing poverty while facilitating growth and consolidation of the microfinance sector in Lebanon.

Objective
The Grants Manager will oversee the full cycle of LIFE grants, from grantee application to selection and disbursement. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the project adheres to the proper policies, procedures, and documentation requirements required by both Palladium and USAID.

Responsibilities
* Target use of LIFE grants to support achievement of project objectives.
* Oversee the full cycle of LIFE grants, from grantee application to selection and disbursement, ensuring compliance with Company and client policies and procedures.
* Assure overall compliance with Grants Under Contract through appropriate delegation to partners and staff.
* Develop Expressions of Interest and negotiate with grantees as required.
* Design and lead Bidders’ Conferences.
* Establish Technical Grants Review Committee to ensure GUCs meet selection criteria for youth, women, and disability inclusion.
* Train grantee organizations to ensure compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.
* Monitors grantee financial and compliance reporting, review and approve milestone submissions for payment.
* Conduct pre-award capacity assessments and develop and execute grantee-led capacity building plans.
* Other duties as assigned.

Reporting
The Grants Manager will report to LIFE’s Director, Livelihoods.

Minimum Qualifications
* Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or any other relevant field; Master’s degree preferred
* Minimum of 5 years of experience managing grants for international donors
* Experience with USAID Grants Under Contract management highly preferred
* Prior experience in Lebanon required
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with limited guidance
* Fluency in English required

Applications
Qualified applications should submit their CVs and application information through the relevant vacancy announcement link on this page.

Or by sending applications to ApplyLebanon@thepalladiumgroup.com with the subject line: “Grants Manager”

Only finalist candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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