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Grants Manager, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby

  • Organization: Counterpart International
  • Location: Port Moresby
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: Closed

Counterpart International is seeing a Grants Manager for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded program that seeks to assess and strengthen the ability of communities in Papua New Guinea to prevent and respond to violence, and improve economic livelihoods, particularly for women and vulnerable groups.

The Grants Manager is responsible for the oversight of the grant-making process and ensures adherence to USAID and Counterpart regulations on procurement and financial reporting. S/he will oversee a team of Grants Officers and will provide pre-award training to potential sub-grantees on the requirements of the proposal preparation and submission process and financial management requirements. Locals are strongly 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.


  • A university degree in international development, social science, finance, business administration, or other.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in international development.
  • Minimum of 5 years working as a grants manager.
  • Knowledge of regulations for USAID-funded programs.
  • Detail oriented and capable of monitoring the financial and technical performance of grantees.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Fluent oral and written communication in Tok Pisin and professional oral and written communication in English.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in international development or a similar field.

To apply, please use the following link:

Counterpart is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

This vacancy is now closed.
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