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[Talent Pool] Grants Professionals - Mid Level

TDEA-FAFEN | Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA)

Job Description

Talent Pool

Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is soliciting applications for its Talent Pool / Pipeline. Suitable candidates should match the requirements of the person specification below. TDEA will shortlist qualified candidates from the talent pool on a rolling basis as per need basis. 


Position:                                                   Grants Professional – Mid Level

No. of Positions:                                       Multiple

Salary Range:                                           PKR 50,000-100,000

Expected Date of Joining:                      As soon as possible

Duration of Contract:                              Till the end of the project

Location:                                                  Islamabad   


Job Purpose

His/her primary responsibility will be to support the implementation of the process of Grants making, subsequent payments, financial reporting, and closeout in accordance with the project Grant flow delineated in the Grants Manual.

Job Responsibilities:

Project Implementation

Grants/Partnership Officer under the supervision of senior grants officer and in close coordination with respective Program officers:

  • Ensure compliance of partnership agreements/Implementing partners and donor policies with all TDEA IPs.
  • Maintains a detailed record of Partnership agreements issued
  • Ensures disbursements to partners according to payment/ delivery schedules
  • Review of partner’s financial reports to ensure that requisite endorsements and documented approvals are available for payment, inventory with partner organizations and support management with provision of technical assistance to partner organizations in the areas of finance, HR & Procurement as and when required and close out in accordance with the Partnership agreements and TDEA compendium of Policies & Procedures.

Donor Grants/Sub-Grants/ Contracts Management:

  • To support processing of all grants in accordance with the Grants Manual and ensure compliance with the Grants Manual, UNDP regulations and TDEA Policies.
  • To prepare contracts/letter of grants (LOG) between the Grantees and TDEA for review by Grants Manager including budgets duly reviewed for reasonableness.
  • To disburse funds to Implementing Partners according to payment/delivery schedule of LOG.
  • Review of partners financial reports to ensure the requisite endorsement and documented approvals are available for payment.
  • To support management with provision of technical assistance to a partner organization in the areas of finance, HR & Procurement. 
  • To maintain proper auditable documentation with adequate detail about the processed grants.
  • To conduct pre-award assessments (if required) of grantees and document assessment reports in a standard format.
  • To assist Senior Grants Officer and program staff in reviewing Letters of Agreement, Letter of Amendments, Contracts, Letters of Advice, grant-related payment requests: review disbursement grantee budget adjustment, grant refund and compliance.
  • To assume the responsibilities of other grants staff duties in their absence (leave) as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Assist in conducting GMC (Grant Management Committee) meeting.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies:

  • Preferably Master’s degree in Finance from HEC recognized university, ACCA qualified with four years of relevant experience; or CA Finalist / Inter trained from a reputable CA firm
  • Familiarity with donor’s (UNDP) financial management rules and regulations with respect to contracts will be an advantage;
  • Excellent IT and Communication skills;
  • Detailed orientation, good time management skills and resourcefulness;
  • Fluency in English and Urdu required;
  • Females are encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions:

It is a full-time job and the position is located at Islamabad. It, however, involves contingent traveling along the lines of accomplishment of the aforementioned responsibilities. The job shall likewise involve late sittings and working on weekends/holidays where required by the circumstances.

TDEA is an equal opportunity employer –women, minorities, physically disabled/wheel chair users, the blind/visually impaired, speech and hearing impaired and/or persons with any other disabilities who otherwise qualify for the position are encouraged to apply.  TDEA provides accessible work environment to its disabled employees through reasonable accommodations without compromising on the quality of work.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for Interviews. Any attempt to influence the hiring process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate.

If you know someone who may be suitable for this position, please encourage them to apply and circulate this vacancy widely.

Job Type
Posted On
Min Experience

Full Time

Oct 26, 2019

Mar 31, 2020





PKR 50,000- 100,000