London or Washington, D.C. | Full Time
Reporting to the Programmes Manager, the Grants Officer will support Malala Fund’s grantmaking as a core member of the Programmes team. Working closely with Malala Fund’s Programmes Manager and in-country colleagues, they will be responsible for vetting, awarding and managing a portfolio of grants designed to get all girls learning and in school for 12 years of safe, quality education. Malala Fund currently invests in programmatic and advocacy initiatives in seven countries (Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey) and anticipates significant geographic expansion in the coming years.
The ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter with experience in grantmaking to support advocacy and development in the Global South.
Responsibilities and Tasks:
- Manage a portfolio of grants covering several Malala Fund programme countries and/or programmes.
- Evaluate grant proposal applications for potential appropriateness, effectiveness and project design quality
- Support grant applicants in refining proposals, including budgets, project deliverables and MEL plans.
- Prepare recommendations for grant approvals and assist with grant agreements
- Monitor progress through grantee financial and progress reporting, regular communication and periodic monitoring visits.
- Prepare funding disbursement requests tied to grantee deliverables.
- Represent Malala Fund to external education networks and partnerships.
- Assumes other programmatic responsibilities as needed.
Qualifications and Experience
- At least three years of relevant grantmaking experience, preferably focused on advocacy and/or international education.
- Experience with programme implementation in the Global South required; knowledge or work experience in one or more of Malala Fund’s programme countries preferred.
- Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with issues and trends in international education, women and girls’ empowerment and youth focused programmes.
- Excellent written, research and organisational skills.
- Solid judgement and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
- Familiarity with budgets and financial information.
- A demonstrated commitment to gender and racial equality.
- Pre-existing authorisation to work in the United Kingdom or United States.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume or CV and cover letter through the form on the right of this page by December 1, 2019. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “Grants Officer” in the subject line of your email.
Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive when a position is posted, we are only able to respond directly to candidates with whom we wish to move forward in the interview process.
Malala Fund is committed to safeguarding children and employment with our team is conditional upon successfully completing a background check.
About Malala Fund
Registered as a public charity in the U.K. and U.S., Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organizations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.