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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
Email cover letter and resume in a single PDF to email@example.com. 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.