Grants Coordinator

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Grants Coordinator

Job Category: Finance, Grants & Contracts

Washington, DC

Organization Summary

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership to develop a $1.5 billion fund and execute a coherent, global strategy to eradicate modern slavery. GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes -- rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom -- and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery.  Read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.

Position Summary

At the fund-level, the Coordinator will play a role in the refinement and execution of GFEMS’ own internal M&E framework and strategy, for fund-level analysis and reporting back to GFEMS’ donors. At the grantee-level, the Manager will interact heavily with grant applicants and awardees along all aspects of the grantmaking lifecycle -- proposal solicitation, selection process, contracting, post-award management and monitoring, grant close-out. Given GFEMS’ emphasis on robust program evaluation, the Coordinator will provide technical advisory and capacity building support to grantees, and ensure high-quality monitoring of project outputs and outcomes.  

Description

The Grants Coordinator will support the Director of Global Programs in executing high value-for-money grants within partner countries; and the Director of Research and Analytics in executing high-quality monitoring and evaluation of both the fund and its portfolio of grantees. All M&E work will be done in the context of GFEMS’ prevalence-reduction return on investment strategy.

 

Responsibilities

Fund-level:

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to GFEMS donors across all reporting categories (financial, performance, etc)
  • Support work with new donors as directed (e.g. proposal related research and drafting)
  • Work with GFEMS’ PROI team to strategize and develop an execution plan, across fund portfolio
  • Regularly aggregate, synthesize, and analyze performance indicators and lessons learned across fund portfolio; disseminate throughout team to help inform overall investment strategy
  • Support development and use of grant management, M&E data and knowledge management systems to facilitate the above tasks.

 

Grantee-level:

  • Support development of calls for proposals
  • Pre-award, evaluate M&E plans in grant applications; support due diligence
  • Establish regular check-ins with grantees
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements
  • Coordinate closely with grantees to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Post-award, support grantees to develop necessary monitoring plans, tools, processes, and overall capabilities -- taking a portfolio-based approach to ensure that data collection efforts are harmonized and avoid redundancies
  • Ensure grantees are made aware of latest fund-level learning that will might optimize impact of grantee work
  • Design and execute spot-checks
  • Flag issues and risks to senior management
  • Support field-visit planning

Requirements

Candidate qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in relevant functions (project management, grant management, M&E)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in relevant field preferred -- or equivalent experience  
  • Familiarity with, and experience implementing or managing, DFID-funded programs given preference
  • Experience developing high-quality M&E plans, including setting up successful data and reporting systems for monitoring program results
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate a portfolio of diverse grants
  • Familiarity with anti-modern slavery landscape, including key actors, promising intervention models, prevalence measurement approaches, and overall sectoral trends and debates
  • Proficiency analyzing and working with budgets
  • Background in mixed methods approaches to data collection
  • Direct experience with federal government funding preferred
  • Excellent skills across general organization, all forms of communication, multi-tasking, and problem-solving
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds, levels of seniority, cultures, and values.
  • Ability to build capacity of implementation partners to develop and execute on  high-quality M&E plans desired

Application Instructions

Email cover letter and resume in a single PDF to jobs@gfems.org. Please title document [firstname lastname] - Grants Coordinator and use subject line Grants Coordinator. Cover letters should be 1 page and address the following question: What anti-slavery intervention do you believe is best positioned to sustainably end the practice, and how would you validate this hypothesis? Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.