Position Summary
The Grants Coordinator will support the Director of Global Programs in executing high value-for-money grants within partner countries; and the Director of Research and Analytics in executing high-quality monitoring and evaluation of both the fund and its portfolio of grantees. All M&E work will be done in the context of GFEMS’ prevalence-reduction return on investment strategy.

At the fund-level, the Coordinator will play a role in the refinement and execution of GFEMS’ own internal M&E framework and strategy, for fund-level analysis and reporting back to GFEMS’ donors. At the grantee-level, the Manager will interact heavily with grant applicants and awardees along all aspects of the grantmaking lifecycle -- proposal solicitation, selection process, contracting, post-award management and monitoring, grant close-out. Given GFEMS’ emphasis on robust program evaluation, the Coordinator will provide technical advisory and capacity building support to grantees, and ensure high-quality monitoring of project outputs and outcomes. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to GFEMS donors across all reporting categories (financial, performance, etc)
  • Support work with new donors as directed (e.g. proposal related research and drafting)
  • Work with GFEMS’ PROI team to strategize and develop an execution plan, across fund portfolio
  • Regularly aggregate, synthesize, and analyze performance indicators and lessons learned across fund portfolio; disseminate throughout team to help inform overall investment strategy
  • Support development and use of grant management, M&E data and knowledge management systems to facilitate the above tasks.


  • Support development of calls for proposals
  • Pre-award, evaluate M&E plans in grant applications; support due diligence
  • Establish regular check-ins with grantees
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements
  • Coordinate closely with grantees to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Post-award, support grantees to develop necessary monitoring plans, tools, processes, and overall capabilities -- taking a portfolio-based approach to ensure that data collection efforts are harmonized and avoid redundancies
  • Ensure grantees are made aware of latest fund-level learning that will might optimize impact of grantee work
  • Design and execute spot-checks
  • Flag issues and risks to senior management
  • Support field-visit planning

Candidate qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in relevant functions (project management, grant management, M&E)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in relevant field preferred -- or equivalent experience 
  • Familiarity with, and experience implementing or managing, DFID-funded programs given preference
  • Experience developing high-quality M&E plans, including setting up successful data and reporting systems for monitoring program results
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate a portfolio of diverse grants
  • Familiarity with anti-modern slavery landscape, including key actors, promising intervention models, prevalence measurement approaches, and overall sectoral trends and debates
  • Proficiency analyzing and working with budgets
  • Background in mixed methods approaches to data collection
  • Direct experience with federal government funding preferred
  • Excellent skills across general organization, all forms of communication, multi-tasking, and problem-solving
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds, levels of seniority, cultures, and values.
  • Ability to build capacity of implementation partners to develop and execute on  high-quality M&E plans desired

Application Instructions
Email cover letter and resume in a single PDF to jobs@gfems.org. Please title document [firstname lastname] - Grants Coordinator and use subject line Grants Coordinator. Cover letters should be 1 page and address the following question: What anti-slavery intervention do you believe is best positioned to sustainably end the practice, and how would you validate this hypothesis? Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.