Title: Grants and Contracts Senior Officer/Manager
Reports to: Director of Grants and Contracts
Location: Syracuse, NY
Travel: up to 25%
Relocation Assistance: Yes
The Near East Foundation (NEF) is seeking candidates for the position of Grants and Contracts Senior Officer or Manager to be based in its Syracuse, New York headquarters. NEF is a non-profit international development organization that has supported livelihoods recovery and community-based economic development in the Middle East, Africa, and Caucasus since 1915. NEF draws on local teams, experience, and partnerships in these regions to create community-led solutions to reduce poverty, create economic opportunity, increase resilience, and empower conflict and crisis-affected groups to improve their future outlook and wellbeing. Working through a network of country offices and local partners, NEF has operations in ten countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, South Sudan, and Syria. HQ offices are based in Syracuse, NY, Washington, DC, London, UK, and Brussels, Belgium. Our programs are organized around three pillars: Inclusive Economic Development, Climate-resilient Development, and Stabilization and Peacebuilding.
The Grants and Contracts Senior Officer/Manager will be responsible for ensuring NEF’s global portfolio of grants and contracts comply with applicable contractual and regulatory requirements, NEF policies, and best practices from start-up through close-out. The Grants and Contracts Senior Officer/Manager will liaise with HQ teams (program, MEL, finance, HR) and country teams to ensure compliance-related systems are in place to manage grants and contracts. The Grants and Contracts Senior Officer/Manager will add to and strengthen the operations and compliance department’s professional profile within and outside NEF. The selected candidate will foster internal collaboration and cooperation in all compliance matters.
We encourage all individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to succeed within this position and thrive at NEF to apply for this role, even if you do not meet 100% of the qualifications.
NEF will accept rolling applications until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on Friday, March 24, 2023. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Please apply by submitting the following documents:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Near East Foundation by visiting the NEF website at www.neareast.org.
The Near East Foundation promotes Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants seeking employment.
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NEF offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 20 PTO days plus 12 Company Holidays; generous medical, dental and, vision coverage; HRA and FSA benefits; employer paid short and long-term disability; employer paid life insurance; TIAA-CREF retirement plan with 8% employer contribution, paid family leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and more!