Senior Grants Management Officer

Immediate Opening
Field Staff, Full-Time
Commensurate with Experience 
Immediate Opening


CowaterSogema is recruiting a Senior Grants Management Officer in support of a new development initiative in Cambodia which aims to improve the sustainability of quality and inclusive services for persons with disabilities and for women affected by gender-based violence (GBV).

Reporting to the Head of Operations and Finance, the Senior Grants Management Officer will undertake a critical role in the core program team, taking responsibility for the efficient management of program grants, including grant-related financial, performance and administrative management and reporting functions.



  • Tertiary level qualification in Business, Management, Finance, Accounting Economics, and/or other relevant fields.

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in grant and fund management for donor-funded programs.

Essential Skills:

  • Relevant experience and/or strong knowledge in finance, procurement, compliance, contractual negotiations and project management;
  • Excellent understanding of international development funding requirements, related procurement and program management procedures, and associated grant making procedures;
  • Understanding of the Cambodian operating context at national and sub-national levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively broker, collaborate and build positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Excellent speaking, writing and oral communication skills in English and Khmer;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities within a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently; and
  • Knowledge of issues relating to disability and/or gender-based violence, a significant asset.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the preparation of the Program Grants Manual;
  • Work closely with the Head of Operations and Finance and Team Leader to develop and manage selection criteria and processes for the Grants component of the Program;
  • In collaboration with Head of Operations and Finance, develop process and tools for partners due diligence.
  • Conduct appropriate due diligence on potential program partners to determine level of risk and identify particular weaknesses which will be addressed in Partner Agreements; and prepare Partner Agreements;
  • Coordinate the Grants Management System, including ensuring that financial and performance data is up to date;
  • Contribute to approval, disbursement and monitoring of grants;
  • Review financial statements and provide feedback on Partners’ grants evaluation results;
  • Review the proposed budget plan for partners’ grants;
  • Arrange for an organizational capacity and fiduciary assessment of partners;
  • Conduct field visits to strengthen financial and grant management capacity of partners;
  • Conduct financial management and fraud control training for partners and program staff;
  • Provide capacity building support to partners to ensure that financial management and progress reporting align with program reporting requirements and are of a high quality;
  • Conduct financial and progress reporting;
  • Provide procedures and policy guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as sub-grantees to ensure adherence to grant management policies;
  • Design clearly written grant solicitations and publications to ensure that targeted groups are aware of grant opportunities and how to apply;
  • Analyze and evaluate grant applications, proposals and awards to ensure adherence to grants management policies;
  • Draft grants agreements;
  • Ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions grants;
  • Review and analyze budget estimates to ensure ability, allocability, reasonableness, and consistency;
  • Provide targeted capacity building to sub-grantees in financial administration and compliance as needed;
  • Coordinate with the Communications and Learning Specialist to publicize grants information and contribute to success stories;
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager to monitor sub-grantee performance and capture results for the project Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP); and
  • Collaborate with the Communication and Learning Specialist to identify new stories, key wins, content, and success stories from project partners.


How to apply: Please send your cover letter and CV to by 23-Jan-2019. You may also call 012 876 549 if you have any questions regarding to the application.

CowaterSogema International Inc. promotes equal opportunities for all. We welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities. Candidates are encouraged to apply before the closing date provided as applications will be assessed as they are received. 


With more than 30 years of experience, CowaterSogema is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe for clients such as DFID (UKAid), DFAT Australia, KfW/GIZ, the World Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank and Global Affairs Canada. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, economic and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with CowaterSogema.