Senior Subgrants Administrator: Central and West Africa

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Central & West Africa
Location: Washington, DC

Senior Subgrants Administrator: Central and West Africa

The Central and West Africa (CEWA) Team at NDI plans, designs and implements programs related to strengthening civil society, enhancing democratic governance, enhancing women's and other marginalized groups' political participation, and strengthening political parties. Most CEWA programming contains a subgrants component, and the Team currently maintains a subgrant relationship with more than 30 partners in the region. The CEWA Senior Subgrants Administrator would support CEWA subgrant programming and liaise directly with the NDI Subgrants Team to ensure effective and efficient program implementation.


The CEWA Senior Subgrants Administrator is responsible for performing the following duties:

Primary Responsibilities

• Coordinates with the field offices, DC regional team, Subgrants Department, and other NDI teams subgrants issuance flow and a pipeline maintains related institutional tracking tools.
• Develops effective strategies and priorities for managing workload, provides troubleshooting
• In close collaboration with DC-based country teams, reviews NDI proposals and budgets to donors that contain a subgrant component;
• Analyzes and interprets donor rules and regulations applicable to subgrants;
• Reviews partner application proposals and budgets for accuracy, allowability of costs, cost reasonableness, and compliance with donor and NDI guidelines;
• Reviews the accounting procedures and internal controls of each organization and provides useful recommendations for improvements;
• Conducts organizational risk assessments and establishes reporting and financial monitoring plans for subgrantees, proposes risk mitigation approaches;
• Prepares subaward packages ensuring that any specific donor requirements are incorporated into the cooperative agreements, routes to Subgrants management for approvals, and issues the agreements to subrecipients;
• In coordination with appropriate field and DC CEWA staff, performs on-site reviews and training at subgrantee locations, as needed, including providing training in subgrants management for field office staff;



• Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Law or equivalent education;
• Minimum of eight (8) years in international grants, contracts administration or accounting. Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement;
• Previous experience with international nonprofit organization preferred;
• Strong analytical, written and verbal skills required;
• Ability to read and interpret government and organization rules and regulations;
• Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and subaward recipients;
• Proven organizational skills and ability to multitask under tight deadlines;
• High level of attention to detail in all aspects of work responsibilities;

NDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, NDI makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify NDI's Human Resources department.

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