Senior Grants & Finance Officer

  • Posted on 22 May 2018

Job Description


Counterpart International is seeking a Senior Grants & Finance Officer for an “Internet Freedom” ICT project focused on supporting civil society organizations, human rights activists, and independent media in developing countries worldwide. The Senior Grants & Finance Officer will prepare and finalize a wide range of grant and contracting mechanisms including partner subgrant agreements, procurement contacts, and consulting agreements. He/she will work closely with Counterpart’s finance and compliance teams to assure accuracy in all legal and financial documents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise project finances to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Oversee the full lifecycle of the grant-making process and ensure that Subgrants meet program objectives and design.
  • Supports grantees and field team for the successful execution of the grants including travels and face-to-face engagements when appropriate.
  • Oversees ISC contracts servicing as the lead POC for the team (e.g., preparing procurement packages and so for)
  • Liaise on directly with GCC and Finance for procurement and grants approval.
  • Lead POC on program audits
  • Ensure that donor rules and regulations for all grant, finance, and administrative procedures are followed.
  • Prepare financial reports for internal and donor audiences.
  • Create and monitor budgets, prepare periodic budget projections, and brief project staff and management.
  • Manage and oversee internal controls, cash distribution systems and accounting for cash disbursements, bank operations, and external audits.
  • Oversee all financial transactions and recording.
  • Oversee the procurement of goods in compliance with Counterpart and donor rules and regulations.
  • Possible travel to monitor grants and awards and provide support to sub-grantees.
  • Financial management capacity building of CPI long term partners at the field level.
  • Travel up to 3 weeks per year and provide coaching and mentoring to CPIs Long term partners
  • Flexible work-location


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or international relations-related field with minimum 9 years of experience or Master’s degree with 7 years of experience.
  • Experience providing contracts support for USAID and/or State Department-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with USAID requirements, including the FAR, ADS (and in particular 22CFR226), and OMB Circular A122.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with both acquisition and assistance instruments.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with grant-making processes and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English.

Counterpart is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

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