Job Opportunity For Grants Lead At Wadhwani AI In Delhi

Website Wadhwani AI


Grants Management:

  • Ensure all awards are compliant with donor and the organisational policies and procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to the formats and schedules of reports as required by various donors.
  • Work with program leads on forecasting expenses and further analyzing project spending in order to ensure accurate spending of project funds.
  • Review procurement requests to ensure that these are in line with approved budget and as per budget availability.
  • Ensure record keeping of all grant agreements and contracts, modifications, financial reports, and documents pertaining to each grant.

Financial Analysis and Donor/Management Reporting:

  • Prepare the various reports for Donor compliance.
  • Develop monthly financial tracking of each and highlight critical deviations for resolution
  • Preparing various analytical reports for leadership/project leads on the basis of funding available for their strategic planning/decision making purpose.
  • Tracking and analyzing project performance on key metrics for all programs like direct program costs, general fund support etc.
  • Work closely with program finance teams for preparation and finalization of various donor financial reports/Invoices as and when due per grant agreement.

Sub-Awards Management:

  • Manage sub-grants – including developing, reviewing and finalizing sub-award proposals and budget.
  • Work with the HQ and in-country finance for ensuring all documents are in place prior to issuance of sub grant agreement.
  • Monitoring and tracking of sub grantee spending, mapping actuals against budget and sharing with program lead on regular basis.
  • Work with program lead in preparation of costed or no costed modifications.
  • Assist in sub-award close out processes.

 Managing Grants Close-Out Functions:

  •  Ensure smooth and timely grants close out.
  • Notifying well in advance grant close out guidelines, asset disposable, record keeping etc. and timelines to all concerned staff at national and state level.
  • Ensure all project expenses are accounted and reported in final financial report to donor.
  • Work with HQ for review and finalization of final report before its submission to donor.
  • Work with management to provide support on staffing and operating costs related decisions in lieu of grants closure.

Handing Donor Audits/Internal Review:

  • Managing various donor audits ensuring accurate and timely completion.
  • Respond pro-actively to auditor’s query and providing management response in the audit report.
  • Maintains proper documentation of all grant related documents and reports for audit purpose. 


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Business or a related field would be preferred.
  • Extensive contractual and financial management experience, with at least ten years at a mid-management level, working with USAID, CDC, DOD and other international donor agencies
  • 8-12 years’ experience supervising and mentoring Grants, Contracts and Finance.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting methods and practices applicable to management of private and federal monies
  • Experience development of policies, procedures and systems relative to finance and accounting practices
  • Proficiency in MS Office, financial software applications and reporting package

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