Grants Manager at FHI 360 October, 2023

Job Title: Grants Manager

FHI 360

FHI 360 is a global organization that mobilizes research, resources and relationships so people everywhere can access the opportunities they need to lead full, healthy lives. With collaborations in over 60 countries, we work directly with local leaders to advance social and economic equity, improve health and well-being, respond to humanitarian crises and strengthen community resilience.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Grants Manager for an upcoming civil society activity.

This position will be based in Tanzania and is contingent upon award. 

Role overview

The Grants Manager will oversee the team responsible for all grant making activities including design, grant manual development, solicitation, performance management, safeguarding and compliance, and capacity needs assessment and development. They will work with the Finance Director to oversee pre- and post-award grant financial management for the programme and annual grantee audits. Full-time role based in Tanzania.

Person Specification:

The Grants Manager must meet the following requirements:

  • Experienced in managing small-medium scale grants to NGOs, CBOs, FBOs and/or media organisations.
  • Experienced in awarding and managing catalytic and convening grants.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent in Business Administration or related field. Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience in a position of contracting authority in either the Federal Government acquisition system or a Non- governmental Organization (NGO)
  • At least 5 years of negotiating experience and direct management of a diverse portfolio of complex contracts and other agreements.
  • Experience working with international donors and comprehensive knowledge of donor rule and regulations.
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit or non- governmental organization (NGO)
  • Prior supervisory or mentor experience preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.