Grants Management Specialist (Bilingual)

United States African Development Foundation (USADF)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 09

Position description


  • Performs the grants management system processes of grant initiation to grant approval and the procurement system processes of grant financial approval.
  • Assists in collecting data and maintain spreadsheets to demonstrate the extent to which projects re contributing to the achievement of the country's development.
  • Drafts and submits project descriptions and Congressional Notifications.
  • Recommends changes in the pre-application stage and application stage to partner to ensure quality, impactful projects.
  • Conducts program evaluation, including monitoring and assessing awardee performance using established standards and criteria to measure program effectiveness, and drafting performance measures.
  • Serves as liaison with external customers, recipients, and awardee community to clarify, interpret, and resolve a variety of different issues.
  • Identifies innovative and high impact grants in assigned portfolios and prepare write-ups highlighting grantee success stories.



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.



One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies 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: experience independently performing duties and responsibilities that involve analytical work related to grants and cooperative agreements that support the program and customers.


B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LLB. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.


C. A combination of education and experience as listed above. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) 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 French, both orally and in writing. This must be documented in your resume.

A written test is not required.

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.


If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements. 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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