Grants Manager, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Maxence Melo

JF Founder
Feb 10, 2006
Employer: ACDI/VOCA

We are currently seeking a Grants Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded Staples Value Chain project in Tanzania. The project's primary objective will be to increase rice and maize production and competitiveness.

To this end, technical components will focus on improved farming techniques and best practices; improved farm management; increasing market linkages and competitiveness; trade facilitation and regulatory reform; value chain development for vulnerable groups; and other activities that promote food security.

The Grants Manager's responsibilities and qualifications for this program include but are not limited to the following:


  • Oversee the administration of all grants including providing technical oversight on grant management and performance monitoring.
  • Monitor and approve overall project funding allocations and expenditures and ensure that all project financial reporting is done in accordance with USAID regulations and ACDI/VOCA accounting policies and procedures.
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
  • Maintain strong relationships with home office and donor, partners and collaborators, and any other associated stakeholder.
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA and the project to the public and donor community.
  • Ensure the establishment and management of a transparent, effective and efficient grants program in support of FPPM Operations, including the management of grant agreements with local communities and partners.
  • Establish detailed systems and procedures for management of a subgrant program, including preparation of grant agreement templates and other compliance-related documents related to the solicitation, review and approval of grant requests as well as the monitoring and close-out of grant awards.

  • Minimum five years' demonstrated experience and success in setting up, managing and closing out of grants under contracts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID financial and management systems, regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Degree in business administration, economics, agricultural economics or closely related field.
  • Understanding of value chain competitiveness and private sector developing in the African context.
  • Excellent communication, technical and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
How to apply:

To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume to

No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Applications Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

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