Senior Grants & Finance Officer

Counterpart International
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 24

Position description

Counterpart International is seeking a Senior Grants & Finance Officer for an “Internet Freedom” ICT project focused on supporting civil society organizations, human rights activists, and independent media in developing countries worldwide.  The Senior Grants & Finance Officer will prepare and finalize a wide range of grant and contracting mechanisms including partner subgrant agreements, procurement contacts, and consulting agreements. He/she will work closely with Counterpart’s finance and compliance teams to assure accuracy in all legal and financial documents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise project finances to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Oversee the full lifecycle of the grant-making process and ensure that Subgrants meet program objectives and design.
  • Supports grantees and field team for the successful execution of the grants including travels and face-to-face engagements when appropriate.
  • Oversees ISC contracts servicing as the lead POC for the team (e.g., preparing procurement packages and so for)
  • Liaise on directly with GCC and Finance for procurement and grants approval.
  • Lead POC on program audits
  • Ensure that donor rules and regulations for all grant, finance, and administrative procedures are followed.
  • Prepare financial reports for internal and donor audiences.
  • Create and monitor budgets, prepare periodic budget projections, and brief project staff and management.
  • Manage and oversee internal controls, cash distribution systems and accounting for cash disbursements, bank operations, and external audits.
  • Oversee all financial transactions and recording.
  • Oversee the procurement of goods in compliance with Counterpart and donor rules and regulations.
  • Possible travel to monitor grants and awards and provide support to sub-grantees.
  • Financial management capacity building of CPI long term partners at the field level.
  • Travel up to 3 weeks per year and provide coaching and mentoring to CPIs Long term partners
  • Flexible work-location 


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or international relations-related field with minimum 9 years of experience or Master’s degree with 7 years of experience.
  • Experience providing contracts support for USAID and/or State Department-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with USAID requirements, including the FAR, ADS (and in particular 22CFR226), and OMB Circular A122.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with both acquisition and assistance instruments.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with grant-making processes and procedures. 
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English.

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