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Grants Manager - Central Asia Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity

Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Grants Manager position on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Central Asia Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity. This position will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The goal of the activity is to strengthen regional capacity to manage shared water resources and mitigate environmental risks in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins, shared by five Central Asian States – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The activity seeks to improve the capacity of small and regional river basin councils to identify and address water management issues; and support national governments to improve regional collaboration, effective joint water management practices, and legal/regulatory improvements.


Position Description: The Grants Manager will administer the project’s Grants under Contract (GUC) activities under the supervision of the DCOP Operations and in close collaboration with WAVE technical staff. They will also receive guidance from the Home Office Grants Manager. The Grants Manager will focus on management of day-to-day implementation of the GUC portfolio and ensuring compliance with USAID’s and Tetra Tech’s procedures and policies governing GUC. The Grants Manager will be expected to work closely with the technical team to lead the grant solicitation, review, and selection processes and must be familiar with pre-award due diligence requirements. The Grants Manager will also provide training to build the capacity of project staff and grantees in grants management and compliance.


University degree in finance, accounting, business administration, economics, development, or similar field.

*Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar position. Previous experience managing grants under contract for USAID-financed projects strongly preferred. 

*Strong verbal and written communication skills.

*Able to work effectively with diverse actors (e.g. project’s technical team, project leadership, supervisees, grantees, home office, and USAID).

*Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. cultural sensitivity, integrity, diplomacy, and willingness to listen and demonstrate respect to others.

*Flexible, willing to perform other duties to help accomplish project goals, and complete tasks on a timely basis.

*Fluent Russian and English – both written and spoken required.