Grants Manager

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Place description

The Grants Supervisor is a crucial function for supporting the supply of ISD’s formidable programming in the US. ISD US has grown exponentially over the previous three years and presently implements a portfolio of over 15 grants, funded by a spread of philanthropic foundations and authorities departments.


It is a newly created function and displays ISD’s ambition to proceed scaling our operations within the US. The publish holder will work intently with groups from throughout ISD US to make sure the environment friendly operational supply of this diversified portfolio of initiatives. The publish holder may even join into ISD’s international Mission Operations group, managed out of ISD UK.


It is a crucial function for ISD US, making certain that challenge administration and operational programs are utilized throughout portfolio and that every grant is delivered on time, on funds and in compliance with ISD and donor necessities. The publish holder will due to this fact play an essential function via all levels of challenge design, growth, supply and reporting to make sure the best high quality and requirements of output and operational effectivity.


The post-holder will report back to ISD US’ Head of Operations, with dotted line reporting to the worldwide Director of Mission Operations. Whereas this function is primarily US-focused, the publish holder could also be required to handle grants that contact on different geographies through which ISD operates globally.


Key obligations embrace:

  • Successfully handle a portfolio of grants for ISD US, demonstrating key challenge administration abilities, making certain these initiatives and grants are delivered on time and on funds
  • Make an lively contribution to the Mission Operations Crew, supporting the supply of the highest requirements of challenge administration, monetary and useful resource planning, and donor compliance throughout ISD US.
  • Lead on monetary administration and administration of ISD US’ grant portfolio together with funds monitoring, reporting and bill monitoring
  • Proactively analysis and flag new growth alternatives similar to open tenders, public NOFOs/RFPs in coordination with the Senior Enterprise Growth Supervisor.


To view a full record of obligations, please click here.


The perfect candidate could have a robust understanding of grant and challenge administration ideas and powerful information of challenge monetary administration. They may even reveal an understanding of US Authorities funding mechanisms and compliance necessities. On this supervisor stage function, the best candidate could have demonstrable prior expertise of grant and challenge administration and expertise overseeing a portfolio of a number of grants, as much as $1m +.


Please evaluate our  job description for important standards, and needless to say no candidate will meet each requirement within the advert. In case your expertise appears to be like a bit totally different from what we have recognized, however you suppose you’ll be able to convey worth to the function, we might love to listen to from you.


  • Versatile and distant working based mostly on ISD’s Time Ideas of belief, communication and suppleness. 
  • 20 days paid day off plus 11 public holidays. 
  • 1 week of extra paid day off over Christmas, exterior of your annual go away entitlement. 
  • Paid day off for growth and life’s essential occasions. 
  • Well being Insurance coverage coverage together with vison and dental. 
  • 401k coverage 
  • Sick pay and enhanced household pleasant insurance policies. 
  • Annual private growth funds. 
  • Distant working funds. 
  • Worker Help Programme and devoted counsellors for these working with probably traumatic content material. 
  • Inclusive wellbeing programme with common wellbeing initiatives e.g. early end on a Friday. 

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