Counterpart is hiring a
Counterpart International is currently seeking a Grants Manager to support the anticipated Guatemala Human Rights Project (GHRP) opportunity. The overall objective of GHRP is to strengthen public, private, and civil society actors’ capacities to prevent human rights violations, protect human rights defenders, and respond to human rights abuses. This is a full-time position and will serve through the life of the project, reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations.
Qualified Guatemalan nationals are encouraged to apply.
• Work closely with the project leadership and contribute to the development and articulation of the project’s grantmaking vision, strategy, and approach.
• Lead in the development of the grant management manual and all corresponding forms, templates, and documents.
• Ensure effective coordination with the Technical, Finance, and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Units in subgrant program design, selection, execution, and monitoring;
• Ensure consistent, high-quality control of all supporting documents and ensure that grant proposals meet the objectives of the project goals;
• Manage the subrecipient selection process in accordance with Counterpart’s processes outlined in its Grant Manual and lead the review of subgrant applications, including budgets;
• Create an underlying database for all awarded and not-awarded grants.
• Generate reports on grants awarded, spending burn rates, and grantee performance.
• Conduct site visits to do pre-award audits, spot checking grant implementation, and ensure compliance with Counterpart and USAID rules and regulations.
• Solicit and act upon feedback from staff, partners, and USAID representatives of the grantmaking process.
• Participate in all staff meetings, learning activities, and planning sessions.
• Write performance reports, case studies, and other reporting on project grantmaking.
• Attend sector-relevant meetings as may be relevant and contribute to the enhancement of the grant-making and management process.
• Identify new partnerships and cost contributions from governmental, private sector, and other civil society partners.
• Advanced degree (preferred dual degrees) in International Development, Business Administration, Finance and/or other related fields.
• At least 8 years of experience overseeing and managing substantial and complex sub-awards, preferably in the democracy and human rights sector.
• Strong understanding of USAID rules and regulations.
• Demonstrated experience designing and managing grantmaking processes, manuals, and online grant management systems.
• Demonstrated management-level qualities and expertise, including supervisory experience
• Extensive work experience implementing grants programs for USAID funded programs, particularly in the democracy and governance sector.
• Ability to network and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
• Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in Spanish and English.
• Strong information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities including familiarity with online management information systems, grant management systems, and cloud-based document management systems.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate fully and effectively, both oral and written, in English is required, and in Spanish is strongly preferred
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