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Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 17 Jan 2018

Grants Manager, USAID Donbas Activity, Ukraine

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at**Proposal Summary:**

The anticipated USAID-funded Donbas Activity will promote inclusive civic identity and common civic values by addressing the divisive impacts of Russian aggression, Ukrainian ultra-nationalism, and the consequences of ongoing armed conflict. The activity will promote civic awareness, social and economic entrepreneurship, and improve democratic engagement between citizens and government institutions, as well as improve community services in areas most affected by these divisive influences. This five-year project is expected to start in mid-2018. This position will be based in Kyiv.

**** Only Ukrainian citizens are eligible for this position. **

Position Summary:

The grants manager will be responsible for the award and day-to-day management and implementation of all aspects of the project's grants program in close cooperation with the project leadership, finance and administration director and MSI headquarters. This position has primary responsibility for ensuring that all grants and related procurement activities are conducted consistent with USAID and MSI policies, procedures and regulations.


  • Assist in the overall design and management of all grants issued under the program.
  • Ensure full compliance with the policies, practices and procedures relating to grant development, awards, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and grant close-out.
  • Maintain close coordination with grantees during execution of the grants, in coordination with the grantees to track milestones, compliance, timelines and deliverables.
  • Maintain the grants tracking database and oversee accurate reporting and documentation by grantees to ensure achievement of grant and program results.
  • Prepare regular reports on grantee performance and signal any significant delays or other issues that impact implementation to the program development officers, M&E specialists and deputy chief of party (DCOP).
  • Provide training and support to potential grantees in the preparation of their grant applications.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as business administration, finance or accounting. Master's degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated expertise in developing and managing grant program activities in partnership with civil society organizations; at least two (2) years of USAID project experience required.
  • Experience overseeing procurement and service contracts in compliance with donor regulations, with knowledge of USAID regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in programs requiring community-level engagement.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to manage and be flexible in difficult and challenging circumstances.
  • Native fluency in Ukrainian and Russian and spoken and written fluency in English required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.


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