ISD Global (Institute for Strategic Dialogue) works with a range of government donors, institutional funders and major donors from across the world on a variety of exciting projects focused on hate, extremism and disinformation. At any one time, the organisation is delivering nearly 40 research, delivery, capacity building or network projects. Donors include the U.S. State Department, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dutch Government, plus a range of major trusts and foundations. This year, they expect to have an annual budget of over £6.5 million.
Prospectus is delighted to be working with ISD in recruiting a Senior Grants Manager (Maternity Cover) to join its expanding project operations team. Playing a critical role in ensuring its growing international grant portfolio is managed to the highest standards, the post holder will be a senior member of the team and will ensure that the team is delivering on commitments to our donors. This position is offered on a 12-month contract.
The Senior Grants Manager provides oversight of this portfolio of donors throughout the grant management cycle, working both with ISD's operations team as well as project teams internationally. This role is responsible for ensuring our contractual obligations have been met, risks have been managed, and budgets have been tracked effectively. The post holder will also coordinate some of ISD's business development activities with project teams to develop high-quality proposals, and line manage two direct reports.
This will include pure Grants Management, financial systems management, operational management, resource development and line/organisational management.
The successful candidate will have extensive Grant Making experience in the UK and/or Internationally and will have very strong finance operations and procedural experience. Substantial knowledge of working with institutional donors to report on Grants process, managing contracts, due diligence, conducting project audits and monitoring and evaluation. Some knowledge of US and European Commission funding and grant making would be useful but not essential. Highly organised, professional with a great eye for detail, this person will also be friendly, approachable and a great communicator.