Deadline for applications:Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Part time position
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Project Summary: The Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment Project (BALADI) aims to improve public service delivery at the local and regional levels, promote community participation in local governance decision-making, increase access to reliable and affordable public services, and support participatory and accountable local governance. The goal of BALADI is to achieve sustained and broad-based economic growth by engaging with municipal government institutions, Lebanese-registered civil society organizations, and private sector businesses. The BALADI CAP project is a five-year, USAID-funded project that complements and bolsters the activities of the BALADI project by providing organizational capacity-building assistance to local civil society organizations and municipalities in the implementation of joint municipal/CSO projects.
Position Summary: MSI seeks to hire a Part Time Senior Grants Manager/Consultant to be responsible for assisting BALADI CAP team in the design of upcoming grant awards to be provided to Lebanese CSOs in the first quarter of 2017. The Senior Grants Manager/Consultant will be assisting DCOP, Grants Manager, and Senior Program Specialist in the process of reviewing grant applications, negotiating grant awards, and the final design of the grant award, before review by MSI HQ in DC.
Period of Performance: December 20, 2016 – March 30, 2016 (Part-time)
**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Lebanese citizenship will be considered.**
Participate in Grant Evaluation Committee meetings
Participate in grant negotiations
Assess the grantees’ organizational and financial capacity
Analyze grantee budget applications to ensure feasibility, consistency, allocable costs, and compliance.
Prepare the grant package that includes the negotiation memo, the FAA eligibility checklist, the Technical Program Description, M&E plan, and all other related documents as per Grant Award checklist prepared at field level, and as per the MSI grants manual.
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a relevant field, i.e. business administration, management, logistics, contractual law, or related field.
Minimum of 7 years demonstrated expertise in developing and managing grant program activities in partnership with civil society organizations, preferably under a USAID-funded project.
Experience overseeing procurements and service contracts in compliance with donor regulations, with knowledge of USAID regulations strongly desired.
Demonstrated experience in providing training in grants management preferred.
Strong knowledge of Lebanese civil society organizational administrative and management systems preferred.
Ability and willingness to conduct site visits throughout the country, as needed.
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and 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.
5 to 10 years
Education degree: Bachelor DegreeField of education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a relevant field, i.e. business administration, management, logistics, contractual law, or related field.
Arabic: FluentEnglish: FluentFrench:
Submission guidelines: Interested candidates are required to apply through the MSI website through the link provided below. Only applications received through this link will be considered. Applications received by e-mail will not be reviewed.