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Applicants must apply via the following link:

Application instructions:

Follow the link and select the position you are interested in applying for. Fill out the required information and upload CV. Cover letter is not required. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please note, due to the volume of applications that we receive and the urgency to fill positions, only shortlisted applicants will receive notifications on next steps. Position is for Lebanese Nationals only.

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The Senior Grants Specialist will play a pivotal role in implementing the grants fund guided by the TIF work plan needs.  The individual will be responsible for adherence to project’s Field Operations Manual (FOM), USAID regulations, contract requirements and limitations, grants policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. The individual will proactively coordinate with all staff on planning and implementing grants through open communications and proactive price analysis, as appropriate. 

Responsibilities and Key Tasks:

Planning and Implementation

  • Proactively sit with technical staff to discuss work plan ideas; assist with developing timeline and details required for any activities needing grants.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID regulations and DAI Field Operations Manual grants policies, procedures, and instructions during implementation.
  • Conduct market research and price analysis in coordination with technical staff.
  • Generate reports of status of grant activities, such as forecasting payments, inventory, amendments, close outs, and sector specific data (i.e. monthly and quarterly reporting).
  • Assist Finance and Technical team to ensure on-time deliverables, payments, and cash flow requests by monitoring milestones and payment schedules.


  • Provide training, guidance and direction to project staff on planning, implementation, and compliance of grants policies, procedures, and instructions, specifically their role in the process.
  • Responsible for gaining comprehensive knowledge of project’s Field Operations Manual (FOM) and for identifying areas where policies, procedures and/or practices may not be fully aligned with project practice and make recommendations to project management.
  • Responsible for ensuring documentation requirements are met with various departments, i.e. technical, procurement, and finance.
  • Reviews grants for completeness and appropriateness with the TIF work plan.
  • Ensure all required documentation is uploaded in the grants database, TAMIS.
  • Review grant milestones and requests for payments against grant agreement to ensure compliance.
  • Train on and enforce policies and procedures to prevent improprieties, intentional and unintentional.
  • Assist in the audit of grant files no less than annually.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in business or related field preferred.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience, including increasingly responsible grants experience, preferably with international donor-funded organization.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations preferred.
  • Previous experience with DAI policies, procedures, and systems (TAMIS) preferred.
  • Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solution in solving complex problems.
  • Strong communication skills - both written and oral – in English and Arabic.

Applicants must apply via the following link:

Position is for Lebanese Nationals only.

Last modified: 
28 Sep, 2020
Intervention Sector(s):
Business & Economic Policy, Trade & Finance
Application Deadline:
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
1 year renewable
Salary Range:
2500 to 3000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
5 to 10 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut