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Grants Officer, Asia

About The National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).


Responsibilities: Participate in proposal review and risk assessment processes, providing input into the assessment of the eligibility and grants administration capacity of prospective grantees. Analyze proposal budgets for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness. Draft new grant agreements and amendments. Ensure the smooth management of grants portfolio, including timely payments, quick response to grantee inquiries, and efficient problem-solving. Maintain an up-to-date grant portfolio, sending all reminders, follow-ups, and closeouts. Approve grantee financial reports, payment requests, and conduct resolution of invoice review findings. Facilitate grantees’ understanding of grant, reporting, and audit requirements. Ensure that grants awarded are in compliance with US Government or other donor regulations and/or other special requirements. Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.). 2+ years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of another relational database helpful. Asian language, particularly Korean desired, but not required. Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment. Familiarity with or an interest in the Asia region. Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently. Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment. Ability to work with discretion. Authorized to work in the United States. This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

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