Grants associate

from Chemonics
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Chemonics seeks a grants associate who will play a support role in ensuring that program activities are implemented rapidly and effectively, in full compliance with projects regulations and policies. The grants associate will report directly to the grants manager, will work in coordination with other team members to ensure all administrative requirements for the grants in their portfolio are fulfilled. This will include ensuring the documentation in grant files is complete, preparing grant payment packages for review, preparing grant files for closeout, and assisting with grant payment projections on a monthly basis. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish activity files upon tentative approval ("yellow light") of an activity file
  • Assist in the preparation of activity clearance packages by ensuring that all documentation required per the clearance checklist has been saved to the electronic and physical activity files and is included in the clearance package
  • Assist the grants manager with preparation of payment requests, ensuring all required documentation is included with the payment package and saved in the activity file
  • Assist the grants manager in monitoring activity expenditures by updating activity budget trackers
  • Ensure that grants and activities are closed out within required time frames
  • Ensure all activity files are complete and ready to be closed out in accordance with the activity file checklist
  • Understand the necessary procedures, including documentation compliance requirements, at all stages of the activity cycle


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field highly desired
  • At least one year of relevant administrative experience or experience in the management and administration of grants and/or donor-funded projects, such as activity management, financial management, procurement, or subcontracting
  • Strong management and administrative skills required
  • Proven ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, and partner institutions including international and local NGOs, governmental entities, support organizations, and the general public
  • Ability to legally reside in Turkey
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in writing and speaking English required; proficiency in writing, speaking, and reading Arabic required
How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter in electronic submissions to with the subject line "Grants associate" by April 30, 2017. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted. ​​