USAID/DDR/ITR ACES Grants Director
The purpose of the Acceleration and Competitions Execution Support Activity is to provide administrative support, design assistance, and technical expertise that will bolster USAID’s efforts to design, support and implement open innovation programs, accelerate the resultant innovations for increased uptake in an appropriate market or context, disseminate knowledge within USAID and the development community on open innovation best practices, successes, and lessons learned from both the innovations themselves and the programs supporting them. The contractor will collaborate with USAID Missions and Bureaus as well as with funders, donors, and inter-agency partners on open innovation programs and investments that achieve social rates of return.
The Grants Director will be primarily responsible for providing administrative, grant-making, and monitoring support related to open innovation programs and investments, for the program with an anticipated level of grants under contract up to $60 million. The Director will lead or support the selection process and organize selected applicants at the interview stage and organize and facilitate evaluation committees. They will also lead, conduct or support the due diligence process associated with grant applicants and innovations.
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