Career Opportunities

A career at SEAF offers the opportunity to work as part of an international team that provides alternative sources of capital to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (“SEAF”) is an impact investing firm that provides growth capital and business assistance to SMEs in emerging and transitioning markets underserved by traditional sources of capital. Its partner organization, Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (“CEED”), provides entrepreneurs and their executive teams the know-how and networks they need to accelerate the growth of their businesses and to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the broader society. Through its network of investment funds and CEED centers around the world, SEAF invests in high-growth entrepreneurs seeking to build scalable businesses, hoping to realize both returns for investors and strong development impact in the local communities.

We are always looking for talented professionals interested in SEAF and our mission and we welcome you to submit your credentials to


SEAF Grant Manager

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), a not-for-profit, is seeking a professional to manage the grants from different donor agencies. SEAF is looking for a motivated individual with a background in grant management and budgeting, grant proposal writing, and interest in emerging and frontier markets. The position offers the opportunity to implement the different donors’ policies, such as the USAID, and work closely with SEAF’s global staff members. The position will be at SEAF’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Key Responsibilities:

Overall Grant Management and Oversight

  • Prepare financial Reports (SF-425) for all USAID grants.
  • Prepare performance reports for different donor agencies.
  • Provide guidance on USAID compliance and regulations (22 CFR 226 and all relevant OMB Circulars) to SEAF global staff.
  • Prepare grant-related schedules for management as requested.
  • Assist with the annual A-133 audit.
  • Update and maintain information on U.S. government databases.
  • Monitor and update the budget for all grants.
  • Internal audit of the SEAF overseas offices with respect to timesheet and expense reports.

New Grant Proposal Writing

  • Prepare and/or support SEAF drafting grant proposals and grant budgets.

Oversight of the Sub-grantees

  • Review and evaluate applications for sub-grant funding.
  • Coordinate and provide instructions to the sub-grantees with regard to the use of the grants proceeds.
  • Review expenses submitted for allowability and reasonableness.
  • Collect monthly activity reports to be incorporated in the performance reports for different donor agencies.


  • Masters degree in business administration with 2+ years of experience preferred
  • Undergraduate degree with 3+ years of professional experience in grant management in an international organization may be considered
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in impact investing and in working with a global organization
  • Full time availability as soon as possible


Submit a one-page cover letter and resume, to Applications that do not include this will not be considered. Please note “SEAF Grant Manager” in the subject line of your email. Applications are requested by October 25th, 2018, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected.