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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Grants Manager, Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Uganda
Job Code: 4823


DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.


DAI seeks a Grants Manager for a five-year, $24 million dollar USAID-funded agriculture program. The Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity (FtF IAM) works with agro-industry/agribusiness firms, Government of Uganda institutions and agencies, and market actor organizations on creating efficiencies in cross-market functions that enhance systemic changes to sustainably increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of households through agriculture-led inclusive economic growth. The Activity contributes to the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Uganda Country Plan goal of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, as well as the USAID/Uganda Country Development Cooperation Strategy’s (CDCS) 2016-2021 five-year goal of strengthening Uganda’s systems to accelerate inclusive education, health, and economic outcomes. The Activity works throughout the FtF Uganda Zone of Influence (ZOI), which covers 38 districts spread across four regions of Uganda.


  • Ensure adherence to the Grants Under Contract Manual

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

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

  • Follow all USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies and procedures pertaining to the awarding of grants to recipients.

  • Ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for sub-grants.

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

  • Provide day‐to‐day management of grant fund, including awards management, reporting, outreach to potential grantees, and compliance.

  • Routinely monitor grantees to ensure that funds allocated are used for specified purposes.

  • Supervise the grants assistant.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required.

  • 7-10 years demonstrated experience in grants design and administration, preferably in agriculture/agribusiness.   

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

  • Working knowledge of USAID Contract Management and Grants Management policies and procedures required, particularly in regards to fixed obligation grants.

  • Fluent English required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Grant Manager will supervise the Grants Assistant. 

Base of Operations:

Kampala, Uganda


The Grants Manager will report to the Director of Finance and Administration.

Please send your CV and letter of interest to with “Grants Manager” in the subject line by December 6, 2019.  Only short-listed candidates will be notified.  No phone inquiries, please.

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