Finance Manager (Grants Manager)

Position Status: Full time

Vacancies: 2

Supervisor(s): Senior Director of Finance

Location: Washington, DC

Salary: Determined by Collective Bargaining Agreement. PartnersGlobal offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

This position is in-person and is based in Washington, D.C. and employees must be based in or near Washington, D.C. for the tenure of their employment. This position is covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement between PartnersGlobal and the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 2, AFL-CIO.


PartnersGlobal (previously Partners for Democratic Change), established in 1989, is an international, non-governmental organization committed to building sustainable capacity to advance democratic institutions, civil society, and a culture of peaceful change and conflict management worldwide. PartnersGlobal specializes in organizational development and social entrepreneurship, having provided the seed capital and technical assistance to establish 21 independent, local Centers around the world.

PartnersGlobal adheres to the values of participatory decision-making, collaboration, and consensus-building as the fundamentals of an inclusive, democratic society; and we promote the application of these skills in all aspects of our work. The PartnersGlobal team includes process and technical experts, facilitators, and trainers who apply those collaborative skills to achieve concrete results in technical areas such as rule of law development, women’s empowerment, security sector reform, and natural resource management. Our network of local Centers is renowned for undertaking cutting edge work and applying our process expertise to convene disparate parties to jointly tackle some of the most complex development challenges.


Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Finance, the Finance Manager (Grants Manager) is responsible for the financial management of specific projects assigned to the role. This position will work with projects and field offices across the organization, and cross-functionally with programmatic, financial, and operational staff to ensure the program achieves its deliverables timely, effectively, and efficiently. The position will manage financial reporting and analysis, project budgets, project audits, cost proposals, and lead financial system data entry, ensuring compliance with donor and PartnersGlobal policies regarding the use of funds.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Produce accurate and compliant donor financial reports by the due date; produce monthly budget vs actual reporting; participate in annual audits as needed.

Budget Management

  • Support annual budgeting process, meeting institutional deadlines; Manage project expenditures to ensure they are being spent appropriately; Perform monthly budget updates.
  • Business Development
  • Lead the cost proposal process for fundraising efforts, ensuring donor guidelines and institutional policies and procedures are adhered to in the cost proposal.
  • Participate in business development processes and/or provide other financial support as required during proposal development.

Awards Management

  • Manage the incoming award process, ensuring all donor agreements, amendments, and other revenue sources are accurately reflected in PartnersGlobal financial systems.

Compliance Management

  • Maintain and apply knowledge of donor rules and regulations (including but not limited to 2 CFR 200, USAID ADS 303). Advise and provide training to implementation teams on best practices, compliance and risk management and mitigation strategies and tools.
  • Provide guidance regarding reporting requirements to donors.
  • Work with Program Teams to conduct regular oversight of field office operations to ensure compliance with regulatory environment and contractual obligations.

Knowledge Sharing

  • Provide leadership in financial management training, mentoring, monitoring, reporting and financial systems strengthening to first-time grantees.
  • Mentor and supervise finance and other staff engaged in finance activities as needed.

Other Support Tasks

  • Travel to country field offices and donor offices as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Demonstrated understanding of federal compliance requirements, and evidence of experience in the design, development or enhancement of compliant policies, procedures, and training documents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for use in preparing information, clarifying situations, resolving problems, and for use in preparing a variety of correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex accounting/contract/grant information or problems in an objective manner and derive logical conclusions to provide a sound basis for establishing priorities, selecting appropriate courses of action, and resolving conflicts.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills to set priorities, establish deadlines, and follow through in a timely manner, to organize files and records for easy access and tracking.
  • Ability to compose reports, presentations, memos or other written documents based on analysis of information, presented in an organized, logical, and concise manner.



  • 3-5 years of related experience in contract/grant area with donors such as U.S. Government (e.g., USAID, DOS), foundations, and private donors.
  • Proven track record in key finance areas, including business performance management, financial reporting, and business controls.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and accounting software.

Preferred Experience

  • Highly developed collaboration, management, and leadership skills.
  • Strong logistical attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team with all levels of staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate staff and delegate as needed to achieve objectives.
  • Knowledge of the organization’s mission and program areas.

Education and Language

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, NGO management, or the equivalent skills through work in this area of specialization. Relevant master’s degree (business or finance) preferred.
  • Full professional fluency in written and spoken English; Full professional fluency in Spanish required.

PartnersGlobal is an EEO Employer

At PartnersGlobal, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Diversity is more than a commitment at PartnersGlobal—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. As an equal opportunity employer, PartnersGlobal recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact our Director of Human Resources & Talent Management, Edith Kardouni, at for assistance. We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodation of your disability and ensure fairness in our hiring process.

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