International Development Group Advisory Services LLC (IDG) is an international development consulting firm that assists donors, governments, and the private sector to achieve sustainable, broad-based economic development and poverty reduction. IDG is seeking qualified Moldovan candidates for the role of Grants Specialist for its Moldova Competitiveness Transition Activity (MCTA) in Moldova. The MCTA is a Buy-In on USAID’s Economic Development, Governance, and Enterprise Growth (EDGE) project.
One of the key objectives of MCTA is to support the tourism sector in Moldova through technical assistance and grants program. Substantial grants have been awarded to key sectorial organizations and a number of smaller in-kind grants have been awarded to micro and small tourism businesses, mainly from rural areas. MCTA contributes to increased resilience to economic disruptions of the Moldovan tourism sector in a way that promotes inclusive and sustainable economic recovery and growth and moves Moldova along its path to self-reliance.
The Grants Specialist will manage and provide technical and administrative support to the planning, design, oversight, and implementation of grants program funded by USAID to support innovative approaches that enhance the sectors’ resilience to economic disruptions, as well as the growth and position of Moldova’s tourism industry in the region.
This position is full-time. The Grants Specialist must be able to be able to work in the MCTA’s office located in Chisinau and from home.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical and administrative support to the planning, design, oversight, and implementation of the grants program.
- Provide support to the Grants Manager in overall grants management and oversight.
- Provide technical support on all grants awarded under EDGE to ensure their award and implementation comply fully with USAID requirements.
- Provide hand-on support to structure the workflow related to grants management.
- Oversee grants’ implementation processes to ensure proper and timely completion.
- Manage technical, administrative, and other support to the grantees during the implementation of grant activities.
- Conduct pre-award audits of possible grantees and post-award audits during implementation and at close-out.
- Monitor financial management of grant funds to ensure consistency with agreed technical plan and for compliance.
- Monitor technical implementation of grants to ensure timely progress and continued alignment with EDGE objectives, proposed strategy, and work plans.
- Oversee the procurements under MCTA’s grants and ensure the procurement processes comply fully with IDG Procurements and Grants Manuals requirements.
- Provide hands-on support to procurements under MCTA’s grants.
- Upload and maintain grants files in compliance with USAID rules and regulations and IDG policies/procedures.
- Provide the required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, including grants results reporting.
- Other duties as necessary or assigned (ad-hoc assignments).
A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience supporting and/or managing grants for donor funded projects, preferably for a US Government funded program.
- Prior experience implementing, managing, and overseeing USAID grants is preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge in USAID grants administration, policies, and procedures is preferred.
- Prior experience working on USAID project in a Grants Manager position or a similar capacity is preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in business, finance, economics, or related field required.
- Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English and Romanian required.
- Currently based in Chișinău, Moldova or willing to relocate.
Reporting: This position reports to the EDGE Buy-In Moldova MCTA Project Director.
Send electronic submissions to email@example.com. Please submit your CV with “EDGE Moldova Competitiveness Transition Activity – Grants Specialist” in the subject line; please do not forget to additionally indicate your name in the subject line of your e-mail.