Foundation Representative (Bilingual)

Inter-American Foundation

About the organization

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent foreign assistance agency that awards grants to non-government and community-based organizations in Latin American and the Caribbean to support innovative, sustainable and participatory grassroots development programs.

Support innovative solutions to development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean! This position works within the Inter-American Foundation's (IAF) Office of Programs. The incumbent will function as the Foundation's programmatic contact for a funding portfolio in assigned regions/countries.


-Manages and provides guidance for the administration of a grant portfolio of grassroot community organizations. Functions as the Foundation's contact point for grant making in assigned regions/countries.
-Liaises with other federal agencies, host governments, and international and national development institutions.
-Assists, analyzes, and provides program guidance on development and implementation opportunities in the field requiring knowledge of community development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.
-Identifies potential grantee partners, pre-screens projects, visits potential grantees, analyzes grant proposals for consistency with Foundation priorities and guidelines, and presents proposals for discussion at project reviews.
-Participates as a team member in the review of other projects. Coordinates the grant agreement process and consults with other Foundation offices, such as the Office of General Counsel, as necessary.
-Manages active grants and partnerships, recommends amendments, and approves disbursements. -Coordinates local contractors monitoring grants.
Prepares grant and country budgets and provides required information regarding assigned countries or grants. Works with external partners as necessary to conduct project activities.
-Works with management and other Foundation Representatives to develop programs and strategies to carry out the performance goals in the Foundation's Strategic Plan.


Please read through the USAJobs announcement for all qualification requirements.

This position contains selective placement factors (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position are:

1) Fluency in both English and Spanish, both orally and in writing,
2) Demonstrated experience living outside the continental US and working in the development arena, AND
3) Understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural trends in Latin America or the Caribbean that impact development opportunities.


GS 11/12/13

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