Grant Programs Associate

Job Title:       Grant Programs Associate

Reports to:   Director of Grant Programs

Location:      Rosslyn, VA
Note: At this time, GFEMS is not sponsoring applicants for work visas and is only able to consider candidates with existing work authorization in United States.

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold international fund forging public-private partnerships and catalyzing a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.


GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at

Position Summary

The Grant Programs Associate is a project  management function of the Fund’s Grant Programs team. The Associate holds a global portfolio of projects and coordinates other staff to ensure each award in the portfolio is properly managed for technical performance, financial responsibility, and overall compliance. Additionally, the Grant Programs Associate will help grow the fund through the Fund’s grantmaking process, as well as through business development on behalf of the Fund. The Associate will travel up to 20% of their time.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Project manage GFEMS’ review and awarding of grant funds, including releasing solicitations, tracking applicants, reviewing proposals, conducting due diligence, supporting potential applicants along the proposal process, and contracting with successful applicants

  • Oversee subaward monitoring on a portfolio of projects to ensure GFEMS and its grantees are compliant with donor regulations and contractual obligations.

  • Work with project staff and grantees to launch projects, maintain a regular reporting schedule, conduct site visits, troubleshoot issues, and close-out projects

  • Monitor grantee expenditure, and manage grantee payment in coordination with the Grant Programs team and the Finance & Administration team

  • Develop, manage, and support contract amendments as required

  • Work directly with grantees and GFEMS technical staff to identify and address issues with grantees’ program delivery, build grantee capacity to deliver programs, and circulate lessons learned and best practices between grantees

  • Consult with technical staff on project design, MEL plans, etc. as necessary/able

  • Oversee GFEMS regular reporting obligations to donors contributing to portfolio

  • Support development of proposals for additional GFEMS funding when appropriate

  • Perform other duties as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree - or equivalent experience - required; additional degrees or certifications in project management an asset.

  • 2-5 years of progressive work experience in relevant functions, including grant management experience.

  • Experience in a project management capacity for USG Assistance Awards.DA s

  • Experience applying regulatory principles of the Uniform Guidance to activities and expenses in order to maintain compliance with USG assistance award terms and conditions.

  • Understanding of global humanitarian / human rights field -- including key actors, promising intervention models, and overall trends -- an asset.

  • Through previous experience, demonstrated ability to (i) maintain an organized system of tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing tasks and projects being completed by global staff across organizational hierarchy—be able to manage up, down, and across; and (ii) process documents and information in significant quantities with high level of detail and accuracy.

  • Experience working with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds, levels of seniority, cultures, and values; field experience implementing economic development, human rights, or similar projects  -- or home office experience with an organization implementing projects in the developing world -- highly valued.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated professionalism in written correspondence and good judgment in handling interactions with individuals at all levels inside and outside an organization, including government officials.

  • Strong computer and SaaS skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, productivity software like Slack and Asana, and other common enterprise tools.

  • Understanding of history of, key trends within, and untapped opportunities in anti-slavery efforts to date preferred, ideally through direct work experience.

To Apply

Email cover letter (max 1 page) and resume in a single PDF to Please title document [firstname lastname] – Grant Programs Associate and use subject line Grant Programs Associate. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.


GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.