Grants Manager

at Pact
Published September 4, 2022
Location Phenom Penh, Cambodia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.




Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.


Position Overview


Pact seeks a Grants Manager for the USAID Advancing Youth Leadership, which will work to enhance the capacity and leadership of youth to engage in the political process, to address local development issues and to increase civic participation. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity. This position is contingent upon award.


The Grant Manager will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) and the Director of Finance and Administration to oversee the process of solicitation, competition, award, oversight, and closure of Grants under Contract (GUCs). The Grants Manager will be responsible for the overall management and execution of the large and complex GUC portfolio, working with a large number of local entities in many provinces.


Key Responsibilities


Develop criteria to identify and select subawardees and for making subawards

Together with other technical staff, ensure that GUCs work in harmony with the project’s capacity development and networking activities

Develop and administer a GUC system that is compliant with US government requirements (ADS 302)

Conduct risk analyses for proposed subawardees

Ensure that subawardees are compliant with USAID rules and regulations, including environmental guidelines

Work with senior project staff to get USAID approval for subawards

Supervise grants and contracts staff

Basic Requirements


Advanced degree in finance, accounting, auditing, business administration, or other related field.

At least five years of management experience in the administration of sub-grants and/or sub-contracts for international development projects.

Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large civic engagement focused grants.

Ability to manage and oversee many sub-grants and/or sub-contracts to local entities, including preparation of the solicitation, application review, negotiation, and awards.

Ability to maintain the grant tracking system to ensure timely and correct execution of all grant agreements.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines.

Experience working with civil society or local entities on issues related to development, democracy, and governance.

Preferred Qualifications


Experience with accounting software such as Serenic Navigator, ERPs, or others

Prior experience in a grants management function for USAID funded projects in Cambodia with budgets of at least $3M/year.

Cambodian nationals are encouraged to apply.


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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