Grants and Matching Investment Analyst

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Closes : April 7, 2023



The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. The Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation ( )


With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people.


The Alliance a member of the CGIAR Consortium (   ) a global research partnership for a food-secure future.



The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is seeking a Grants and Matching Investment Analyst . The GMIA Analyst will be expected to support the Activity’s partners and sub-grantees working in the area of grants and co-financing for the Business Acceleration for Youth Activity.




  • Coordinate with the Project Analysis and Support (PLANS) team and Grants Management Unit within (GMU) ABC.
  • Assesses and reviews grant and or co-financing facility requests for completeness.
  • Advises applicants on ways to improve their requests/expenditure plans.
  • Periodically reviews Activity Participant budgets.
  • Formulates recommendations to BA4Y and the Activity’s co-financing partners to improve grant and co-financing performance.
  • Tracks co-financing facility payments and keeps accurate record of payments.
  • Perform due diligence throughout the grant facility term to ensure that funds are spent appropriately and in line with approved plans.
  • Perform due diligence jointly with co-financing partners throughout the co-financing facility term to ensure that funds are spent appropriately.
  • Review tranche cycle reports from co-financing/grant beneficiaries on co-financing/grant facility expenditures.
  • Make amendments to the financing schedule or tranches based on the reports.
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with co-finance/grant-funded businesses.
  • Maintain records of all disbursements to Activity participants (e.g. proof of EFT’s) and maintain records for all co-financing/grant facility related activities.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party and/or the Managing Director for Africa.



  • Strong language skills in English and Chichewa.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in economics, accountancy, marketing, business administration, or related fields.
  • At least five years of progressive management experience in grant and co-finance management.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex activities, involving multiple internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design of grants and co-financing activities.
  • Strong English writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Malawi’s private sector landscape.
  • Familiarity with Malawi’s finance sector in regard to M/SMEs.
  • Excellent analytical, synthesis and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of software packages covering; word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software and web-based meeting/conferencing applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time.
  • Self-motivated and excellent interpersonal and team skills and the ability to work with colleagues from diverse cultures.



This is a nationally recruited position based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The initial contract will be for period of One Year (1) Year and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. Alliance offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence. Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.



Applicants are invited to visit to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number    Ref: 102970 Grants and Matching Investment Analyst as the position applied for. Application and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, first name for ease of sorting.


Note: The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.


Applications closing date: 7 th April,  2023


Please note that email applications will not be considered.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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