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December 7, 2022

Grants Officer/Senior Grants Officer, Eurasia

Washington, DC


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Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Full-timeCOVID-19 remote

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Grants Officer/Senior Grants Officer, Eurasia. This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: 

The Grants Officer/Senior Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Eurasia, in the Grants Administration Department.  The positions provide hands-on (cradle-to-grave) management of an assigned grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs.

The mission of the Grants Administration department is to provide effective and efficient grants management, guiding grantees through the grant lifecycle to support their successful implementation of projects, in support of NED’s mission.  The department strives to promote consistent implementation of policy and procedure, flexibility, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration in the administration of NED’s grantmaking program.


  • Participate in proposal review and risk assessment processes, providing input into the assessment of the eligibility and grants administration capacity of prospective grantees.
  • Analyze proposal budgets for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness.
  • Draft new grant agreements and amendments.
  • Ensure the smooth management of grants portfolio, including timely payments, quick response to grantee inquiries, and efficient problem-solving.
  • Maintain an up-to-date grant portfolio, sending all reminders, follow-ups, and closeouts.
  • Approve grantee financial reports, payment requests, and conduct resolution of invoice review findings.
  • Facilitate grantees’ understanding of grant, reporting, and audit requirements.
  • Ensure that grants awarded are in compliance with US Government or other donor regulations and/or other special requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, or related field is required.
    • Level 4 (GO) 2+ years of experience.
    • Level 5 (Sr. GO) 4+ years of experience.
  • 2 - 4 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of a grants relational database (eg. Blackbaud GIFTS) or workflow management system (eg. Workday, Salesforce) helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • Familiarity with or an interest in the Eurasia region.
    • Advanced-level Russian language proficiency (verbal, written) required.
    • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.

  • Competencies:
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
  • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work with discretion and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information..

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

To Apply: 

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, of which one should be a supervisor.??Please, no phone call inquiries.? 

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