Senior Grants Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1901
Date Posted:Jul 31, 2017
Closing Date:Aug 6, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About DAI:


DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies. Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries—delivering results across the spectrum of international development contexts, from stable societies and high-growth economies to challenging environments racked by political or military conflict.

Job Summary:

The Senior Grants Officer will support the coordination of all grant activities, including pre-award, implementation and close out actions.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Serve as a grants coordinator and point of contact between the Grantees and Grants Departments and must be proactively involved in the grants cycle of management and processes (pre award & post award).

Contribute in the management of awards, daily administrative tasks and activities and help the team to achieve the deadlines including preparing monthly spending status and grants tracking spreadsheets, memos, amendment to the contract.

Coordinates with Finance, program, M&E and externally with the stakeholders in particular the grantees to ensure on time data collection and reporting essential for deliverables.

Prepare requests for (grant) applications (RFAs)

Assist Grants Manager in the review/evaluation of grants under contract for compliance with DAI and USAID rules and procedures

Prepare request for consent to issue grants packages in accordance with FAR Part 44

Draft grant agreements and assist with monitoring of grant implementation activities

Assist in timely entry of grant information in relevant database for tracking and reporting

Help prepare and conduct formal training sessions on grant application and execution procedures for new grantees and potential partner organizations as needed

Maintain hard copy files and ensure electronic files are maintained in DAI’s management database (TAMIS)

Ensure required approvals are obtained and documented

Job Requirement:


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field.

At least five years of professional experience, preferably working with donor-funded programs

Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with grants for USAID-funded programs.

Proficiency using Microsoft office suite, and other relevant software

Demonstrated strong program solving skills as well as exceptional customer relations (both internally and externally); provides sound business judgment and contractual oversight

Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to take initiative and be proactive in the grant process

Excellent communications and team work skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels of the organization and of different multi-cultural backgrounds

Fluency in English is required

Knowledge of ADS 303, 22 CFR 226, OMB A-122, a plus

A thorough understanding of proposal pricing requirements

Excellent knowledge of U.S. Government procurement regulations

Experience in a contractor performance system review environment and working with USAID regulations

The position reports to the Senior Grants Manager

Excellent communications and team work skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels of the organization and of different multi-cultural backgrounds

Fluency in English is required

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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