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Grants Manager - Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO)

Arlington, VA

Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA has an immediate opening for a Grants Manager for the Clean Cities Blue Ocean (CCBO) project. This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. area.


The CCBO activity is a five-year initiative of USAID which will serve as USAID's flagship program to target ocean plastics directly at their source in cities and towns. The project works to prevent ocean plastic pollution by building capacity and commitment for Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling (3Rs) and solid waste management (SWM) in urban and peri-urban settings, particularly in riverine and coastal areas. CCBO works with multiple USAID missions on country-specific implementation of national and local activities, and with USAID/Washington on global-level activities.


The role of the CCBO Grants Manager will be to oversee the administrative and financial management of the Grants Under Contract portfolio for this initiative. This will involve selecting, managing, monitoring, and closing out a $10 million grants portfolio across multiple countries. Given the large size and geographic spread of the project, the Grants Manager should be a proven leader capable of building the capacity of both international staff and grantees in grant management and compliance.


 Essential Qualifications and Competencies:

* Minimum of 7 years of professional experience managing grants programs for USAID-funded projects and understanding of the full grants cycle.

* Experience with capacity building and support to grant staff and grantees across multiple locations.

* Proven track record of successful administrative and financial management of a multi-million grants program, including the alignment of technical objectives with interventions that can be achieved through grants programs.

* Prior administrative experience, with demonstrated excellence in data management and record-keeping.

* Prior financial and internal controls systems management experience.

* Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred.

* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is an absolute requirement.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.



Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.