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Specialist (Grants Post Award) Job at Child Fund International… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Child Fund International.


  • Ensures CO compliance with ChildFund’s Post-Award grant management Policy, Procedures, and project management standards.
  • Participates in awarding start-up meetings with donors and grant staff to gain a full understanding of the criteria and requirements necessary to manage each award and refine operational policies and procedures relevant for effective and efficient management of grants, contracts, and sub-awards.
  • Monitors Country Office capability to execute grant/contract activities, including timely execution of deliverables, authorizations, and payments, as well as management of advances to sub-awardees.
  • Leads the Country Office in developing remedial action plans to correct deficiencies in the execution of grants and contracts portfolios.
  • Provides technical assistance on organizational grant management standards and procedures and donor regulations for project planning and close-out phases of grant implementation.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper organizational registration and management in salesforce of all existing and newly funded grants/contracts at the Country level.
  • Collaborates with the Assurance Team in preparation of grant reviews and post-review findings that implicate grants management and compliance.
  • Ensures the proper use of Salesforce to record grant activity from award to project close-out.
  • Assist Project Implementation Teams to organize Project close-out workshops
  • Strengthens the capacity of the CO to apply Project Management standards and skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development or a field related to the organization’s core program, or equivalent relevant work experience (MA preferred).
  • Min. 5 – 7 years professional experience in a grant acquisition/ institutional fundraising role in the international development and/or humanitarian aid sector; field experience a plus.
  • Proven track record of successful acquisition of grants from bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g. EU, USAID, DFID) and/or international foundations.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing budgets and cost projections.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating capacity building, program/training, coaching and/or mentoring project staff in the basics of grant management
  • Demonstrated diplomacy in building relationships, working collaboratively within a growing organization, and within broader external coalitions
  • Experience with the US government (USAID, USDOS, USDOL) and other donors (EU, DFID, BMZ, etc.) on implementing grants, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts strongly preferred.
  • Certification from a reputable service provider in Project Management (PMP, PMD) is preferred.

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