Grants Management Specialist (French fluency - REQUIRED)

U.S. African Development Foundation

About the organization

The U.S. African Development Foundation is an independent US government agency. USADF invests in African grassroots organizations, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. USADF promotes local economic development; and creates pathways to prosperity for marginalized populations and under served communities. Utilizing a community-led development approach, USADF provides seed capital and local project management assistance improving lives and impacting livelihoods while addressing some of Africa’s biggest challenges around food insecurity, insufficient energy access, and unemployment, particularly among women and youth. Over the last five years, throughout Africa’s Horn, Sahel and Great Lakes regions USADF has invested more than $115 million dollars directly into over 1000 African owned and operated entities, and impacted over four million lives.


- Implements and manages the processes related to Federal Foreign Assistance grants and
cooperative agreements and provides grants-related assistance and services.
- Performs the grant management system processes of grant initiation to grant approval and the
procurement system processes of grant financial approval.
- Assists in collecting data and maintain spreadsheets to demonstrate the extent to which projects
are contributing to the achievement of the country?s development.
- Drafts and submits project descriptions and Congressional Notifications.
- Recommends changes in the pre-application stage and application stage to partner to ensure
quality, impactful projects.
- Conducts program evaluation, including monitoring and assessing awardee performance using
established standards and criteria to measure program effectiveness, and drafting performance
- Serves as liaison with external customers, recipients, and awardee community to clarify, interpret,
and resolve a variety of different issues.
- Identifies innovative and high impact grants in assigned portfolios and prepare write-ups
highlighting grantee success stories.


In order to minimally qualify for this position language fluency in French, both orally and in writing is REQUIRED. In addition to the minimum requirement of French fluency, qualified candidates must posses one (1) year of specialized experience independently performing duties and responsibilities that involve analytical work related to grants and cooperative agreements that support the programs and customers.


B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related.


C. A Combination of education and experience as list above.


$57,510 to $74,759 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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