Grants Specialist, Mid Level


About the organization

The Grants Specialist will negotiate and prepare all pertinent documentation for new grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, awards to public international organizations, and all amendments/ modifications thereto, and supporting documentation such as memoranda of negotiations. The Grants Specialist will review and record incoming requisitions for grants funding for accuracy prior to handing the grants requisitions over to client’s Agreement Officer’s Representatives. The Grant Specialist will prepare and audit all award files and obtain approval of the client’s Agreement Officer for grants. The individual will be responsible for entering appropriate grants information into client’s assistance planning and financial systems and for maintaining and reconciling database containing grant award information, status and ownership. This individual is also responsible for dissemination of grant documents to grantees, overseas missions and other client’s stakeholders.


Key Responsibilities:
-Manage the pre-award, award and post-award processes for assigned USAID/FFP awards;
-Solicit, negotiate and prepare grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, plus
amendments/modifications and supporting documentation, such as memoranda of negotiation
for designated Agreement Officer’s signature;
-Manage the receipt, duplication and distribution of Notifications of Funding Opportunities
(NFOs), i.e., Annual Program Statement (APS) and Request for Application (RFA) materials, to
include but not limited to concept papers and application submissions;
-Conduct risk assessment of applicants to determine awardee eligibility;
-Conduct cost analysis to determine reasonableness, allowability and allocabiltiy of proposed
costs for assigned awards.

Essential Functions:
-Negotiate, prepare and administer grants, cooperative agreements, or other related instruments;
-Provide guidance and recommendations on USAID grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts
(e.g., emergency and development awards and modifications under all funding sources) and
draft/update related documents;
-Assist in preparation and dissemination of guidelines for grants management submissions,
detailed implementation plans, annual, mid-term, and final reports, evaluations, related studies,
and other documents required for awards (i.e., transfer authorizations, grants and/or cooperative
agreements, etc.);


Education, Experience and Skills:

-Bachelor’s degree with 8 years of relevant experience
-MS/MA/MB with 6 years of relevant experience
-JD/ABD with 5 years of relevant experience
-Ph.D. with 4 years of relevant experience
-Less than BA with 10 years of relevant experience
-Professional certification in grants management and/or completion of the Grants Management
Certificate Program is desired.

Demonstrated knowledge of applicable USAID Assistance Regulations such as Code of Federal -Regulation (CFRs), Automated Directive System (ADS) series, OMB Circulars and other directives governing grants and contracting
Excellent analytical and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
Familiarity with Federal funding sources and programs (e.g. International Disaster Assistance, Title II, emergency, development programs, etc...)

Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. One of the requirements for a US Government Secret clearance is US citizenship. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.

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