Colombia: Senior Grants Manager, Colombia

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 17 Jan 2017

For over 50 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 44 projects in 31 countries and revenues of $151 million.

Senior Grants Manager, Colombia

We are currently seeking a Senior Grants Manager for the USAID-funded Colombia Producers to Market Alliance (PMA) Activity. The purpose of the activity is to improve the competitiveness of rural producers to respond to new and expanding market opportunities. The initiatives designed under this activity are market-led and focus on meeting the expectations of end markets, to ensure sustainability and increased profitability for rural producers and other actors in the selected value chains. The PMA Activity will help facilitate business deals between producers and buyers to increase incomes of small farmers – including women heads of household and members of minority ethnic groups – in rural municipalities that are important to achieving a sustainable and inclusive peace in Colombia.

The Senior Grants Manager will be responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial management and accountability requirements of the activity as well as the process of solicitation, competition and close out for subcontracts/ GUCs at the local levels. S/he is responsible for managing the Activity Fund which accounts for over 60 percent of the total project budget.


  • Provide strategic direction to the grants a subcontract team to ensure successful execution of a major Activity Fund.

  • Supervise the Grants and Contracts unit and manage all related activities. This includes all aspects in preparing solicitations and applications processes, contracting/awarding subagreements, disbursing of funds, the provision of grant management assistance to the grantees, and overseeing the subgrant management system.

  • Work with field teams and beneficiaries in all aspects of grant management including contractual obligations and reporting requirements.

  • Establish and maintain high-level and productive working relationships with subgrantees and partners;

  • Develop and implement procedures and timelines for cash disbursements to sub-grantees in compliance with ACDI/VOCA procedures;

  • Oversee the procurement of goods and services required by ACDI/VOCA;

  • Ensure compliance with ACDI/VOCA and USAID requirements;

  • Other responsibilities as specified by the Chief of Party.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A degree in business administration, social sciences or related field from an accredited university.

  • At least ten years’ experience in the administration of contracts/grants for international development projects.

  • Familiarity with USG and USAID procurement policies, regulations, reporting requirements, and grant management procedures.

  • Experience working with organizations in developing countries and Colombian private and/or public sectors.

  • Must have experience in logistics and procurement procedures.

  • Good communication and reporting skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in project management and strategic planning.

  • Sound working knowledge of information technology; experience in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance comprehension of spreadsheet and database packages.

  • Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred.

How to apply:

Please apply online at or at No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE ACDI/VOCA will never request payment from candidates in the recruitment process.

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