Grants Manager

InterAction, United States

Skill Required:, HR and AdminResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
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Closing Date for Applications: 
8th June, 2020

Job Description

About InterAction

InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.

Position Overview

InterAction seeks an experienced Grants Manager to collaborate across teams in all aspects of grant management, compliance and reporting. Successful candidates require a minimum of five years of nonprofit experience, with a minimum of three years of experience with grant compliance and reporting, ideally with both private and bi-lateral government donors. The applicant will also have strong financial grant budgeting and forecasting experience, familiarity with donor contractual requirements, and the ability to work and communicate effectively with program managers.


  •  Maintain all grant related documentation, including grant agreements and other materials pertaining to grant awards
  •  Collaborate with Program teams to conduct grant opening meetings, establish budget monitoring and financial reporting schedules, and ensure regular coordination with Program teams.
  •  Monitor budget expenditures to ensure compliance with donor requirements and restrictions.
  •  With oversight from Directors or Vice-Presidents, manage labor allocations and budget realignments.
  •  Prepare financial reports for submission to donors per required reporting schedules.
  •  Prepare monthly quarterly, and annual financial grant reports for Program Managers and Vice-Presidents in accordance with grantor guidelines and established schedules
  •  Ability to effectively communication grant financial information to non-financial managers
  •  Assist with forecasting for the grant fiscal year, contribute to programmatic budget planning, and contribute to organizational financial forecasting
  •  Oversee grant rollover funds for multi-year grants
  •  Stay abreast of evolving donor compliance requirements and assist the organization in familiarizing staff with the requirements of new donors


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  •  A minimum of five years of nonprofit grant administration experience
  •  A minimum of three years of experience in grant or project accounting and reporting

Proficient in understanding donor contracts, contractual compliance, and reporting requirements

  •  Budget monitoring and grant-reporting experience
  •  Familiarity with SAMS online reporting software
  •  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Strong Microsoft Excel experience
  •  Experience with federal grants (strongly preferred but not required).

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