Lead Grants Management Specialist (Bilingual)

U.S. African Development Foundation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 14

Position description

This position is part of the African Development Foundation. The incumbent will be responsible for managing a complex grants portfolio complex grant portfolio with responsibilities that include performing both pre-award and post award functions, setting appropriate work priorities, applying knowledge of organization needs and deadlines, and consistent follow-up to assure receipt of required information.

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  • Serves as lead to a team of Grants Management Specialists, tasked with responsibility for implementing and managing the processes related to Federal Foreign Assistance grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Provides grants-related assistance and services.
  • Assumes lead role in the implementation of the grant management database system, including training and innovation in its use.
  • Proposes, develops and works towards continuous improvement of the due diligence process for assessing grant applicants.
  • Provides technical advice to the supervisor for the development and implementation of an outreach strategy for each assigned country; and leads in the formulation of a budget for the assigned program region.
  • Participates with higher level staff representing USADF before high level officials in government, the private sector and African communities, participating in conferences and meetings, networking and other activities that promote the USADF program.
  • Manages the procurement of country program coordinators, vehicles, Administrative Assistants, drivers, leases and other procurement items for the field.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


Applicants for the GS-12 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-11 level. 

Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to, independently performing complex administrative business and analytical duties and responsibilities that involve the administration or termination, and/or closeout of Foreign Assistance grants or cooperative agreements.

This position contains a selective placement factors (SPF's) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Fluency in both English and French, both orally and in writing. This must be clearly documented in your resume.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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