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Grants Associate, Rapid Response Activity

International Development
21600001875 Requisition #

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.


Project Summary:

The Rapid Response Activity is anticipated to be a two-year project that seeks to improve stability in conflict affected areas, particularly the northern West Bank. It aims to alleviate grievances, to strengthen communities’ abilities to withstand shocks and stressors, and to provide opportunities for youth impacted by violence and conflict. Managed under the GISR MENA mechanism, the activity will operate to respond to immediate and emergent needs, to improve short-term stability in specific geographic areas that have recently emerged as flashpoints.


**Please note: Only West Bank-Gaza residents are eligible for this position**


Position Summary:

The Grants Associate (GA) will be primarily responsible for conducting grantee eligibility checks, developing and tracking activity budgets, drafting grant agreements, negotiation memos, and modifications, drafting consulting agreements for consultants under activities, and maintaining all program related files. The GA will maintain regular communication with the grantees and conducts site visits, ensure that all deliverables are met and perform activity closings, ensure that each grant file is complete and provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation support under USAID regulations. The position will report to the Grants Manager (GM) and will be based in Ramallah.



  • Provide administrative support to grants and other activities, under the supervision of the GM.
  • Support weekly reporting on grant and activity implementation to the rest of the program team.
  • Support the GM in drawing up grant documents and consultant contracts, reviewing travel expense reports, and tracking payments for grants or consultant deliverables.
  • Support the monitoring of the progress of and reporting for activities, grant agreements, and deliverables under grants and consulting contracts.
  • Review grant or other activity budgets in consultation with the procurement team, Field Coordinators, and Program Development Officer (PDO).
  • Support the vetting and verification processes for grantees and beneficiaries as required by USAID.
  • Maintain accurate and timely program and grant documentation in electronic, hard copy, and back-up copies as appropriate for each, and ensure that completed grants are closed in a timely manner according to deadlines.
  • Have constant and close communication with the GM and other program team members to plan for any contingencies and troubleshoot any implementation challenges.
  • Assist with special projects and tasks in support of the GM, the technical team, or other staff members as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or other related discipline required.
  • Minimum two years of experience in grants on development projects required.
  • Experience with USAID and stabilization/rapid response programming is highly desirable.
  • Strong organizational, detail-oriented, adaptability, communication, problem-solving, service-oriented, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment required.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a stressful environment and with colleagues from different backgrounds required.
  • Ability to travel to activity sites to work directly with grantees and other program partners as needed, required.
  • Fluency in Arabic required. Proficiency in English preferred.


MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.


We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.


Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.


Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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