Grants Officer, Europe

The National Endowment for Democracy

About the organization

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).

Duties

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.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (such as international studies, relevant area studies, or nonprofit administration).
Minimum of 2 years of grants or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; and knowledge of a grants management database or system.
Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
Familiarity with or an interest in Central and Eastern Europe.
Central or Eastern European languages desired.
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.
Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
Authorized to work in the United States.

Salary

$ 51,750 - 73,125 USD

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