Grant Officer

About Trickle Up:
Since 1979, Trickle Up has focused on the poorest and most vulnerable, working with participants who live in extreme poverty and face multiple levels of exclusion due to gender, ethnicity, religion, and disability. The organization has worked with over 450,000 participants and their families, helping to sustainably lift over two million people out of extreme poverty in India, Africa, and the Americas. Our mission is to partner with women in extreme poverty to build economic opportunity and drive inclusion. Trickle Up works through partner organizations, to build paths to savings, food security, and agency, resulting in sustainable poverty reduction at scale.

Position Overview
The Grant Officer will support strategic, impactful, high-quality programming across Trickle Up. S/he will support the program teams in program and grant administration, play a key role in connecting the field to HQ resources, and represent the country/regional interests internally with various HQ teams as well as with external stakeholders. Key responsibilities will include leading the preparation and quality of reporting that reflects Trickle Up’s commitment to high standards of program quality, guiding the development of the overall TULIP framework (Trickle Up’s intranet), leading the development and submission of Trickle Up program mapping exercises, and managing logistics of Program Committee meetings. In addition, the Grant Officer will work very closely with the Business Development unit to ensure consistency and accuracy from project design to project reporting. S/he will also maintain reliable information within the internal knowledge management platform and share such information externally (e.g., mapping exercises, Trickle Up website), problem-solve to instill overall good standing of awards and escalate issues to leadership, as needed, and identify operational needs and develop/implement solutions to improve operational practices and cross-departmental collaboration.
Grant Management
• In coordination with the finance team, review and process fund transfer requests for regional offices and partners based on the approved annual budgets and partner contracts; recommend approval to the VP of Programs.
• Participate in budget versus actual (BvA) meetings to assist in the monitoring and follow-up of program implementation. With the Director of Program Quality and Field Teams, identify and follow up with any “course corrections” that come out of BvA meetings.
• With the VP of Programs, VP of Finance & Operations, and the VP of Business Development, develop a program dashboard, or quick reference, on program progress to date.

Donor Reports
• Lead the preparation and quality assurance of donor reports, including collaborating with and advising program staff on content to ensure comprehensiveness, coherence, accuracy, and timeliness. This involves substantial review and analysis with the program teams, editing, and translation for submission of comprehensive and high-quality reports. Donor reports include financial reporting as well.
• Develop and maintain a calendar of reporting requirements and coordinate the submission of all grant materials and reports accordingly.

Management of Project documents
• Ensure all project documents are complete and appropriately stored on TULIP, Trickle Up’s intranet.

Knowledge Management
• Act as the point person for collecting and maintaining relevant program data on TULIP.

• Support the VP of programs on additional projects on an as-needed basis. These may be focused on improving internal processes, concept note development, or others.


• Bachelor’s Degree as a minimum.

• 5-7 years of experience in non-profit, fundraising, or international development work.

Knowledge and Skills
• Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information.
• Demonstrated ability to shepherd reports through the report-writing process (sometimes with incomplete data).
• Strong writing skills.
• Knowledge of donor reporting requirements. Ability to tie reports to what was outlined in the proposal.
• Demonstrated success working across the full cycle of project/award management.
• Professional level of technical or managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to provide technical and management support related to various size programs, grants, or projects.
• Familiarity with budgeting and financial management is required.
• Strong proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is essential.
• Proficiency in Spanish is strongly desired.

Behavioral Competencies
• Strong cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills.
• Promote and participate in fostering open-mindedness and a culture of learning.
• Ability to manage by influence internally and to work in a complex structure.
• Ability to think and act strategically including the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Ability to work well under pressure, many times with competing priorities and deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively across teams to deliver results.
• Excellent analytical, organization, communication, and management skills.
• Must have attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and able to make independent decisions and approach tasks creatively.

Other requirements
• Ability to occasionally work extended hours to meet proposal and grant reporting deadlines.
• Willingness to travel (10-15%) and in locations with limited amenities.

Salary and Benefits:
We offer a salary between $66,000 – $76,000 commensurate with experience along with benefits for this full-time position. The successful applicant will join a dynamic, passionate, multicultural team deeply committed to the alleviation of extreme poverty. Trickle Up promotes a collegial, high-performing organizational culture in which staff communicate clearly and openly, and are reflective, innovative, and mutually accountable.


To Apply:
To be considered, please click this link and follow the instructions to upload your cover letter and resume by April 21, 2023. We are sorry we are unable to entertain phone calls related to this posting.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks and other reference-check databases Trickle Up participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this initiative, as part of the referencing process, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment during employment. By applying, you confirm your understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Trickle Up requires that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to visiting or working in an RLF office or conducting any travel or in-person meetings on behalf of our organization. If you are hired for this position, RLF will require proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.
Trickle Up is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.