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Issue 494 -- 16th - 22nd July 2011

Front Page

Somaliland News

News Headlines

Coronation Of Abu Bakr Elmi Waber As The New Sultan Of The Jibril Younis Clan

Alaw A. Gabobe Updates Al-Quds Al-Arabi On South Sudan And Somaliland

Goodir Moves To The Final Of Telesom Cup

Local and Regional Affairs

52m Aid For Horn Of Africa Drought Crisis

Report Finds Increase in Global Sea Piracy But Less Successful Attacks

Major African Countries Ignore Horn Of Africa Famine Appeal

One Of Four Horsemen: CIA In Somalia

The World Welcomes Sovereign Country [press release]

Somalia: UN Envoy Praises Leaders’ Commitment To Accord On Ending Transition

Somalis In Britain Help Nation Through Drought


What The Photos From South Sudan Tell, And Don’t Tell, About Somaliland

Features & Commentary

If Somaliland Is An "Island Of Stability" Why Don't We Recognize It?

Somaliland: Political Recognition Key To Progress On The Ground

The CIA's Secret Sites In Somalia

Visit To The Horn Of Africa

Redrawing The Map

International News


Somaliland Does Not Need Aid

South Sudan Defies Africa’s Colonial Borders—Somaliland Accepts Them

Somaliland: International Recognition In Focus

Job Advertisement

Partnership for Economic Growth

Scope of Work

Grants Manager


The Grants Manager will manage an fund targeted for local non-governmental organizations, particularly those promoting private sector development.  The Grants Manager will devise and assist in the design, development and implementation and program monitoring and evaluation of grant-making authority and grants management policies, procedures, and practices.  The grants manager will also be responsible for arranging local subcontracts for partners in the implementation of program activities. The grants and local partnerships will be part of a larger USAID-funded initiative to strengthen the private sector and investment climate in Somaliland.


Level of Effort & Location:

This is a full-time position, based in Hargeysa. Regular travel to project implementation areas may be required.


Reporting and Supervision:

The Grants Manager reports to the Operations Manager.



         Provide procedures and policy guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as grantees to ensure adherence to grant management policies.

         Analyze and evaluate grant applications, proposals and awards to ensure adherence to grants management policies.

         Ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for grants.

         Review and analyze budget estimates for allowability, allocability, reasonableness, and consistency.

         Analyze and evaluate the proposals for local subcontracting partnerships


Qualifications and Desired Competencies:

         Three to five years demonstrated experience in grants design and administration, preferably in the area of economic growth. 

         Prior background in grants award and grants management as well as prior experience in the award and administration of subcontracts.

         Working knowledge of Donor Contract Management and Grants Management policies and procedures required. 

         Fluency in English is required.

How to apply:

Submit well written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone number to email address deqa.ismail@dai.com


Closing date:  21st July 2011







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