Grants Director, Stability Through Economic Progress, Unity and Peacebuilding (STEP UP) activity

Counterpart International

Counterpart International is currently seeking a Grants Director for the Stability Through Economic Progress, Unity and Peacebuilding (STEP UP) activity in Pemba, Mozambique. The STEP UP activity that will support grants and capacity development to innovative local businesses and groups, with a focus on areas prone to conflict, including but not limited to Cabo Delgado. The purpose of the activity is to allow communities to participate more actively in their own development through directly providing opportunities and tools.


The position will report to the Chief of Party of the project. The Grants Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the grant-making process and ensure adherence to USAID and Counterpart International regulations on procurement, financial reporting and documentation. The Grants Director will lead the programs team of Grants through all aspects of grant-making process – from issuance of Requests for Applications (RFAs), pre-award assessments, preparation of grant agreements, grant disbursements, subrecipient monitoring and evaluation and close out. The Grants Director will ensure adherence to USAID and Counterpart International regulations on procurement, financial reporting and documentation, as well as ensure that grantee progress reports and financial reports are submitted to Counterpart’s Global Management Information System in a timely manner. The Grants Director will also be required to plan, coordinate, and execute pre-award training to potential sub-grantees on the requirements of the proposal preparation and submission process and financial management requirements in compliance with USAID rules and regulations. Additionally, the Grants Director will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Grants team.


  • Must have current residency in Mozambique
  • A university degree in international development, social science, finance, business administration or a related field of study.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in implementing international development programs.
  • Minimum of five years working as a grants manager and demonstrated grants management experience (as well as having provided trainings), including experience working with civil society.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with grants management and administration and assistance regulations for USAID-funded programs.
  • Detail oriented and capable of monitoring the financial and technical performance of grantees.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
  • Professional proficiency in Portuguese is required.

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