Grants Manager

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply
Submit a one-page cover letter, resume, and a three (3) page writing sample to by October 26, 2015. The cover letter must highlight at least three (3) experience and/or skills relevant to the position. Applications that do not include this will not be considered. Please note “Grants Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that grants are well administered and program/support teams are fully informed of relevant donor compliance regulations.
  • Manage all external reporting to ensure timely delivery of high-quality reports which meet donor requirements.
  • Support program staff in grant revisions, cost extensions, no-cost extensions, budget management, budget realignments, and other as required.
  • Ensure quality information management related to grants by overseeing the regular maintenance of grant files, reporting calendars, and updating of internal documentation.
  • Maintain a comprehensive information management and filing system that ensures all donor contractual documents, reports, and key correspondences are appropriately filed and up-to-date.
  • Ensure that sub-grant administrative processes and procedures are consistently implemented (including pre-award compliance checks, agreements, and disbursements).
  • Maintain a broad and deep understanding of relevant donor policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Proactively identify compliance risks throughout the portfolio and advice programs, support teams and senior management on necessary actions.
  • Together with the accounting team, assist program and operations staff with understanding the reporting and other compliance requirements on their grants.
  • Provide liaison or representation to donors and track donor correspondence.
  • Ensure that effective channels of internal and external communications relating to grants are established and respected.
  • Ensure that senior management and program staff understand donor communication protocols and provide copies of correspondence for files.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, economics, public policy, or a related field.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of nonprofit sector experience, preferably working in a USG or other donor funded project.
  • Demonstrable experience in grant management, including report writing, no/cost extensions, grant monitoring, and budget realignments.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of A-122, A-133, and 2 CFR Part 200.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Experience in writing and editing proposals, concept notes, or RFPs is a plus.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.