Grants Assistant / Grants Associate at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI)


About " Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) "

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:

Grants Assistant / Grants Associate

Job Location:

Not specified.

Job Type:

Contract Jobs

Job Description

  • We are seeking a Grants Assistant /Grants Associate for a project designed to provide small businesses with the support they need to achieve sustainable growth and financial resilience , with explicit focus on women and entrepreneurs of color .
  • This program will bring together community financial institutions (CFIs), networks of business support organizations (BSOs), and technology platforms to empower underserved small businesses to overcome common roadblocks.
  • These include getting capital, growing net works and know-how , and going digital .


  • The Grants Assistant /Grants Associate will support the full grants cycle, including solicitation, application review, due diligence, performance monitoring, and close-out procedures.
  • The Grants Assistant /Grants Associate will work with the Grants Manager to review proposals, writ e grants, maintain grant documentation, conduct due diligence, track grantee status reports, and provide regular assistance and troubleshooting for grantees.
  • The Grants Assistant /Grants Associate will also work closely with the finance and procurement departments and other stakeholders to ensure efficient grant procedures across the grant cycle.

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Support the full cycle of grants, from pre-award proposal review and due diligence checks to monitoring /compliance visits and reporting during implementation , and to conducting close-out procedures and audits.
  • Assist the Grants Manager in reviewing applications and proposals, by locating or requesting necessary supporting documentation from potential grantees
  • Conduct due diligence and vetting checks on grantees
  • Generate and maintain documentation of all grants including grant agreements, grant amendments/addendums, and other grants-related documents till grants close-out and proactively identify errors and/or missing documentation to ensure compliance.
  • Provide support to the Grants Manager with regards to regular monitoring and tracking of grant budgets, reporting requirements, and compiling financial reports
  • Maintain and update logs of grantee status reports
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of meetings or workshops with grant recipients
  • Work with the finance department to manage grant disbursement and payments
  • Provide regular assistance and troubleshooting for grantees throughout the grant award process

Job Requirement

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, plus at least 1 year of work experience, preferably with philanthropic organizations or nonprofits. Internships can count towards work experience.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the time sensitive inquiries.
  • An extremely well organized , detail-oriented, self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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