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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2301480

Grants Manager


Are you passionate about improving quality of life through accessible public health services? Then consider ICF, we work at the forefront of today’s global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, technical assistance, and organizational capacity building support.

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing difference, we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.

Job Description

ICF is growing and we’re currently hiring a Grants Manager (GM) who will establish and lead a grants program for local research organizations in lower- and middle-income countries. The grants will focus on generating evidence for nutrition programming. This position is for an anticipated United States Agency for International Development (USAID) global nutrition research in health systems project. This project will aim to support and promote the collaborative generation and use of evidence in human nutrition and local capacity strengthening for nutrition monitoring, evaluation, research, research utilization, and learning in the health sector. 

Primary Responsibility: The Grants Manager will be part of the project’s management team and will work collaboratively with the project team and ICF’s corporate services to ensure that grants are aligned with client and country priorities, deliver results that meet the quality and financial management specifications, and comply with regulatory requirements. The Grants Manager will manage an efficient project-level grants process that will competitively select grantees, monitor their performance, and ensure that USAID receives the results they are expecting. Specific tasks include but are not limited to—

  • Overseeing all grant management activities including competitive grant selection, management, monitoring, and closeout
  • Developing standard operating procedures and tools for the grant selection and management
  • Working with ICF corporate subcontracts staff to ensure compliance with USAID and ICF requirements, and local requirements if applicable
  • Working with project staff to develop terms of reference, select grantees, monitor progress, and close-out grants
  • Requesting subcontracting support through ICF’s electronic system
  • Reviewing grantee invoices against established budgets and request payments
  • Training project and grantee staff on grants management, financial management, recordkeeping, operational systems, and compliance
  • Reviewing and auditing grantees’ proposal budgets, financial reports, and invoices to ensure compliance with award terms and USAID regulations and maintenance of accurate financial records
  • Ensuring seamless linkages between the grants program and other project components, including capacity strengthening, monitoring and evaluation and learning, and finance and administrative
  • Managing the performance and professional development of others as assigned
  • Writing and presenting in English with advanced professional proficiency
  • Traveling internationally approximately 15% (as needed)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, business administration, finance, nutrition, anthropology, or international studies (a graduate degree in these areas will substitute)
  • 8+ years of experience managing subcontracts or grants to organizations in low- and middle-income countries  
  • 2+ years of experience managing staff including recruiting, teambuilding, training, and managing performance and professional development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing a grant program for a USAID project
  • Experience managing a grant program for research, nutrition programming, or multisectoral health or nutrition programming
  • Experience strengthening the administrative capacities of organizations in low- and middle-income countries
  • Experience developing standard operating procedures and tools for grant management 
  • Expertise in USAID regulations

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity) Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide reasonable accommodation. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$103,672.00 - $176,242.00

Rockville, MD (MD18)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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