Counterpart International is currently seeking a Grants Management Consultant to provide grants management training, support and guidance under its current multi-year, USAID-funded Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP) based in Kabul, Afghanistan. This is a short-time assignment (up to two months) during an anticipated high-volume period. This position will report to the Regional Director in Arlington in the first month of the consultancy where the consultant will be based in Arlington, VA and to the Chief of Party in the second month when the consultant deploys to Kabul.
The goal of ACEP is to promote civil society and media engagement that enables Afghan citizens to influence policy, monitor government accountability, and serve as advocates for political reform. The program aims to achieve this goal through the following program areas: regular CSO engagement with government; expand civic engagement and voter education; and increase CSO organizational capacity. The Grants Management Consultant is expected to work closely with the Grants Department, Programs team and the Deputy Chief of Party – Finance and Administration to provide high level support to the staff members managing the grants. This includes assessment of grantee capabilities, due diligence, monitoring of financial/programmatic progress, grant compliance, grant documentation and retention, re-assessment and audits, partner liaison, partner capacity building, application of grantee corrective action plans, and evaluations.
The Grants Management Consultant will: