Partnership and Grants Manager
Democracy International, Bangladesh

No of vacancies: 01
Employment Type: Full Time Employment

Democracy International, Inc. (DI), a USA based international organization, seeks experienced “Partnership and Grants Manager” candidates for the multi-year USAID Bangladesh SPL Strengthening Political Landscape program (SPL) promotes broader participation in politics especially among women and youth, improves the environment for responsive politics and promotes peaceful election process. The primary responsibility of the position will be work with Democracy International team to manage regional operations and programs.

DI is recruiting professionals for the following full-time positions for its Dhaka Main Office:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program design, development and implementation; facilitate and manage the implementation of the program through cooperation of partners, manage and develop relationships with potential target group.
  • Manage portfolio of grants and Provide strategic direction regarding the annual work plan, budgets and changes to project plans.  
  • Monitor and review budgets ensure ongoing project viability with agreed plans and actual implementation. Ensure appropriate procurement standards and procedures are followed in the selection of grantees.
  • Manage different events in districts level as well as division level and maintain close communication and coordination with programmes tasks, grants and partners, local stakeholders and Government officials and ensure service delivery.
  • Preparation of annual work plan, program budgets and monthly, quarterly and annual update reports to ensure that all required documentation is maintained. conduct field visits as assigned and monitoring visits to relevant activities in the field.
  • Undertake and coordinate diverse activities and priorities to ensure all annual targets are achieved maintaining high quality results.
  • Conduct and arrange trainings, awareness sessions, meetings, advocacy related seminars as per organizational plan and donor requirements and prepare quantitative and qualitative reports under the overall guidance of the Program.

Educational Requirements:

Minimum master’s degree, preferably in political sciences/social sciences/ international relations/ development studies or any other relevant subject.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated professional skills and experience in project coordination and Implementation;
  • Clear understanding of youth and women’s empowerment policies and programs in the political context of Bangladesh;
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills both in English and Bangla;
  • Effective networking and interaction with public and non-profit organizations, including political parties, youth and woman organizations, volunteer groups, social forums etc.;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Prior experience with USAID projects, procedures, policies and reporting skills;
  • Excellent ICT and computer skills, especially MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and research on the Web;
  • Possess high level of integrity and maintain work ethics.

Application instructions:

Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit:

1) an application letter addressing relevant skills and qualifications highlighted above     
2) an updated resume
3) Also mention to the subject line the position with the email body.

Send materials to:

Deadline: 15 February 2019

Only short-listed candidate will be contacted.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

No phone calls please.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please note that DI’s recruitment for this position is contingent upon award.