Grants Specialist, Mid Level



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.
-Develop or assist to develop and revise templates, as required, associated with the administration
of grants and cooperative agreements to include but is not limited to formal memos and letters,
modifications, award documents, waivers and close-out documentation and standard operating
-Provide guidance to USAID FFP, U.S. or Non-U.S partner organizations the legal requirements,
policies and regulations, award terms and procedures for USAID grants;
-Provide training to junior level grants specialists and technical assistance, oversight, advice,
expertise, and consultation to program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, as needed;


-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.

-Experience in the fields of acquisition and assistance/grants and/or financial analysis, law,
accounting/auditing, systems or business analysis. (See “Education” section for number of years
of required experience.);
-Experience in managing, negotiating and resolving highly complex tasks, awards and award-
related issues in an effective manner;
-Experience in professional/ customer service delivery; and
-Experience in writing, editing office communication products and/or professional materials and
conducting presentation.

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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