Grants Manager/Coordinator

Jordan

Nature and Scope

In response to a Request for Proposals by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), WUSC is preparing a proposal for the Middle East Field Support Services (ME-FSS) Project. The ME-FSS is responsible for providing a range of services to support the effective and efficient implementation of GAC’s development programming in the Middle East region. The services provided by the ME-FSS will include the management of a regional $3M grantmaking mechanism for local development initiatives. WUSC is issuing a call for an experienced Grants Manager/Coordinator who will be responsible for developing and implementing the grantmaking mechanism.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline: business, finance, accounting, logistics, international development, procurement, project management, business administration, sociology, women’s studies, or applied sciences;
  • Advanced professional proficiency in English and Arabic;
  • 5+ years relevant work experience, including at least 1 year in Iraq, Jordan or Lebanon; experience in a regional capacity an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience developing a grantmaking mechanism, including development of:
    • a strategy and work-plan for a grant fund or mechanism;
    • operations and management procedures including the application and selection forms, templates and toolkits
    • eligibility and selection criteria and processes outreach and communication tools;
    • due diligence processes, templates and toolkits;
    • reporting guidelines and templates;
  • Demonstrated experience implementing a grantmaking mechanism, including management of:
    • launch and publication of competitive process (e.g. call for proposals);
    • screening and evaluation of proposals;
    • due diligence activities;
    • preparation and negotiation funding agreements;
    • funding agreements with recipients, including financial, risk and results-based management;
    • monitoring of local initiative implementation, including through site visits and reporting
    • coordination of external monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Demonstrated experience integrating cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender equality, environment, governance) into a grant-making process;
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating the input of technical advisors into a grant-making process;

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