CARE USA , United States
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CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

This position provides grants management services to the portfolio of federal funded grants and contracts that are implemented by the CARE USA and non-CARE USA entities with some support to other related donor agreements and ensure that all grants are implemented according the USAID standards. Subject to demand and available capacity, this position will also provide similar services to awards and contracts managed by other units in FNS. The incumbent reports directly to Global Business Manager and assist the Grants management team in ensuring effective and timely administration of donor agreements and sub-agreements through the award life cycle; developing an understanding of USG donor requirements and expectations for the agreement; ensuring compliance; and coordinating with country offices, program staff, and others throughout CARE and within partner organizations as appropriate. The grants management assistant is responsible for the initial preparation / review, negotiation, due diligence, monitoring and modifications of donor agreements (i.e. grants and contracts) as well as the submission of regular reports. In addition the incumbent is charged with closing out prime and sub-agreements. This position is responsible for monitoring financial reports and expenditures of current grants and contracts, and identifying trends associated with over/under expenditure and making recommendations to resolve these.


  • Pre-Award key tasks
  • Agreement negotiation/startup key tasks
  • Program monitoring and reporting key tasks
  • Award close-out tasks


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in business administration, international development studies or related field
  • At least 3 year of working knowledge of US government regulations regarding fiscal management of federal funds OMB 2 CFR Part 200, Federal Acquisition Regulations; USAID Regulation 22CFR226, 22CFR228, 22CFR211; and grants and cooperative agreements
  • High level understanding of USDA and Food for Peace rules and regulations
  • Effective inter-personnel and communications skills
  • Flexible, creative and solution-orientated approach
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work effectively with others on a team and proven team skills
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills
  • Ability to manage budgets and review financial reports
  • Preparation and review of agreements and contracts, and their administration
  • Basic skills in accounting
  • Strong skills in financial analysis and reporting
  • Budget development/planning, data consolidation and budget monitoring