PJI seeks an experienced Grant Manager (full-time, 1-year contract) to collaborate across team in all aspects of grant management, compliance, and reporting. The applicant will also have strong financial grant budgeting and forecasting experience, familiarity with donor contractual requirements, and the ability to work and communicate effectively with members of program management team.
The Grant Manager is a full-time position for an upcoming award being solicited through DAI/ USAID-funded Digital Frontiers project, concerning a development of training and curriculum of the Digital Frontiers Initiative.
USAID’s Digital Asia Accelerator program activity (“the Accelerator”), managed by DAI, aims to increase the safe and appropriate use of digital technology for economic development in Southeast Asia. The Accelerator is part of a broader DAI-managed program, Digital Frontiers, which works closely with the U.S. Global Development Lab, the Center for Digital Development, USAID missions, the private sector, and international and local development organizations to identify successful and sustainable digital approaches and scale their impact globally.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Managing and supporting the grant requirement and implementation for the organization.
- Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grant administration process.
- Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization.
- Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process.
- Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement.
- Provide detailed reports to the funder (donor) and the board of directors with respect to the organization’s progress.
- Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs.
- Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities.
- Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities.
- Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements.
Essential Skills and Abilities
- University degree in relevant area.
- At least 7 years of professional experience in grants and/or project management, including at least 5 years on international donor-funded activities.
- Experience with USAID-funded projects and familiarity with USAID grants and procurements and their associated regulations, required.
- Proficient in understanding donor contracts and contractual compliance.
- Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting.
- Strong written and spoken English.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
- Ability to work within a team and provide support to various level of teams internally.