Grant & Contract Assistant

Position Description

 

Job Title:                                  Grant & Contract Assistant

Department:                            Tunisia Field Office

Immediate Supervisor:        Program Portfolio Manager, AMIDEAST Tunisia

Location:                                   Tunis, Tunisia

 

Position Summary:

The Grant & Contract Assistant works closely with the Program Portfolio Manager to ensure high-quality and timely implementation of all grants, especially US Government grants.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Have a thorough understanding of all grants in the portfolio, including their purpose, terms & conditions, budgets, relevant counterparties, and reporting requirements.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support to managers of grant-funded programs
  • Liaises with the relevant US Embassy Tunis and Libya External Office staff on any program related activities.
  • In close collaboration with program managers and the finance department, ensure that grant budgets are spent accurately and within the specified timelines.
  • Compile financial and narrative data to create periodic reports in English for submission to donors and counterparties.
  • Holds bi-monthly meetings with Director of Programs and Country Director to provide updates on the status of all donor-funded programs. 
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, develops budgets for new and proposed activities.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • A BA in international development or related field. 
  • Previous experience or understanding of the educational NGO sector in the Middle East. 
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in project management and planning, financial management, program monitoring, and report writing.
  • Familiarity with USG contracts and grants regulations and processes.
  • Experience with preparation and management of budgets.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with partners/clients and local staff.

 

Preferred:

  • Masters degree preferred. 
  • Previous work experience in the Middle East
  • Professional proficiency in Arabic and French preferred

 

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will perform other reasonable business-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other managers when necessary.  AMIDEAST reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

To apply: please send you resume and cover letter, by September 28th, to: achouari@amideast.org.