Grants Coordinator/Manager, Field Support Services Myanmar


Nature and Scope

In response to a Request for Proposals by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), WUSC is preparing a proposal for the Field Support Services Project (FSSP) in Myanmar. The FSSP Myanmar is responsible for providing a range of services to support the effective and efficient implementation of GAC’s development programming in the country. The services provided by the FSSP Myanmar will include the management of a grantmaking mechanism for local development initiatives. WUSC is issuing a call for a Grants Coordinator/Manager who will be responsible for developing and implementing the grantmaking mechanism.


  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as business, finance accounting, logistics, economics, international development, procurement, project management, business administration, engineering, applied sciences;
  • Professional proficiency in Burmese and English (oral, reading, writing);
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience working with international development stakholders and projects, preferably in Myanmar or in the ASEAN region;
  • Demonstrated experience developing a grantmaking mechanism and providing support to local development initiatives, including development of:
    • operations and management procedures;
    • outreach tools;
    • due diligence checklists;
    • reporting guidelines and templates;
    • application and selection procedures, and eligibility/ selection criteria;
  • Demonstrated experience implementing a grantmaking mechanism and providing support to local development initiatives, 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;
  • Significant experience providing logistical services.

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