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Grants Manager, Catalyst Project

Job Order ID:269
Web Publication Date:9/3/2019
Job Location:Washington, DC

Company Information:

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont, that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all. Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results. We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

Brief Description:

Resonance is seeking candidates for the role Grants Manager on our USAID-funded Catalyst project. The Grants Manager will work closely with the Senior Manager and Program Assistant of the Complex Crisis team, as well as other internal and external stakeholders, to ensure that the project’s deliverables are achieved in compliance with the requirements of the Catalyst contract, and the Client and Resonance rules, regulations, and procedures. The Grants Manager will work with the Senior Manager to implement the Complex Crisis grants fund. They will oversee the day-to-day management of the grants program, designed to respond to the humanitarian crisis among displaced Venezuelans in the region and, pending a changed political context, the evolving development needs inside Venezuela. They will be responsible for ensuring the grants program strategically contributes to the overall goals, implementation and results of the Catalyst Project. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, through September 2020, reporting to Senior Manager, Complex Crisis.


• Oversee the Complex Crisis grants program being implemented in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region;
• Working with the Catalyst Program Manager, establish and maintain grants information management system;
• Coordinate the Catalyst’s Project grants program public announcement strategy, including the APS and addendum;
• Manage the question and answers, collection, documenting and cataloging of all received grants applications;
• Work closely with the grantees to provide guidance and training as needed through all stages of the grants program;
• Working with the Senior Manager, organize the grant application review and selection process;
• Working with the Program Manager Prepare and distribute grant agreements and all other documentation;
• Serve as main administrative and financial point of contact for all grantees;
• Develop and maintain financial systems to produce financial progress reports in order to provide payments to grantees as determined;
• Review and approve grantees milestone deliverables; and
• Other duties upon request



• Bachelor’s degree in international development, public administration, public policy, business administration, or a related field preferred
• Minimum of two years of progressively responsible work experience in project management or international development
• Minimum one-year experience managing donor funded grants programs
• Advanced proficiency in Spanish, Venezuelan Spanish or Spanish fluency
• In-depth working knowledge of USAID projects, and the U.S. Government rule and regulations
• Practical experience in project financial management, budgeting and budget quality assurance, contract administration, compliance, and other project operations and management areas.
• Previous work in Latin America
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including strong writing and editing capabilities
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and ability to work well under pressure
• Eligibility to work in US



• Master’s degree
• Prior experience managing USAID funded grants programs
• Previous work in Venezuela
• Awareness of the sensitivities and risks faced by development work in the context of fast evolving political and social unrest
• A confident, professional and diplomatic communicator
• Previous work in humanitarian and refugee issues

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@resonanceglobal.com. Please include “Grants Manager, Catalyst" in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.