Food Security and Resilience Grants Associate, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program at DAI Global

Director of Research and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Accra at Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)


The Food Security and Resilience (FSR) Grants Associate reports to the FSR Grants Manager and supports the implementation of the food security and resilience grants portfolio in compliance with USAID regulations and DAI policies.


  • Ensure that grants are carried out strictly in accordance with ATI and USAID policies and procedures per the approved Grants Manual
  • Support the Grants Manager in maintaining the complete documentation and filing system for all grants including the applications, evaluation reports, negotiation memorandums, award documents, relevant correspondences, etc.
  • Schedule and take notes at Selection Evaluation Committees in liaison with Grants Manager.
  • Support administrative aspects of the pre-award risk assessment and due diligence process, including vetting and reference checking for proposed grantees.
  • Assist the Grants Manager to coordinate grant actions with other ATI teams, including the Activity team, Partnership team, MEL and Communications team, and Environmental Compliance team.
  • Assist Grants Manager to track submission of milestones deliverables, financial, narrative, and other reports from the grantees in accordance with the reporting schedule of the signed grant agreements.
  • Collect and compile data from the grantees and regularly update the grant management database.
  • Prepare complete grant payments requests for finance.
  • Enter data and keep the relevant database updated at all times.
  • Support the grant closeout process.
  • Other related tasks assigned by supervisor.
  • Travel to regional offices and grantee locations as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 7+ years’ experience in related position
  • Experience working with international NGOs, USG programs or other donors required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in dynamic environments and achieve development outcomes
  • Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to take initiative and be proactive
  • Ability to perform high-level duties with a minimum of supervision
  • Strong English writing and speaking skills required

How to apply


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DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

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DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.


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