Profession grants management officer

Grants management officers work professionally in the administration and management of grant funds. They look at grant applications from individuals, charities, community groups or university research departments and decide whether to award funding given out by charitable trusts, government or public bodies or not. However, sometimes they may refer the grant application to a senior officer or committee.  

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Financial management

    The field of finance that concerns the practical process analysis and tools for designating financial resources. It encompasses the structure of businesses, the investment sources, and the value increase of corporations due to managerial decision-making.

Skills

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Grant concessions

    Grant rights, land or property from governments to private entities, in compliance with regulations, and ensuring the necessary documentation is filed and processed

  • Perform project management

    Manage and plan various resources, such as human resources, budget, deadline, results, and quality necessary for a specific project, and monitor the project's progress in order to achieve a specific goal within a set time and budget.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Help grant recipient

    Inform the receiver of the grant how to apply for grants.

  • Check grant applications

    Observe grant applications from individuals, charities, community groups or university research departments in order to make sure that they meet the funding criteria.

  • Keep grant applicant informed

    Inform grant applicants such as individuals, charities, community groups or university research departments about the progress of their grant application.

  • Find grants

    Detect possible grants for their organisation by consulting the foundation or agency offering the funding.

Optional knowledge and skills

use communication techniques mathematics show intercultural awareness check official documents study topics keep task records comply with legal regulations budgetary principles think analytically use different communication channels work in an international environment ensure proper document management manage budgets coach employees meet deadlines respond to enquiries