Grant Management Consultant at ICoCA


The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Provider’s Association (ICoCA), founded in September 2013, is a multi-stakeholder initiative created to promote, govern and oversee the implementation of a Code of Conduct for private security companies that operate in challenging environments. The objective of the Code is to promote increased respect for human rights and humanitarian law and to raise standards of operational conduct throughout the private security industry. The ICoCA’s members include states, members of the private security industry, and civil society organisations. Together, these three ‘pillars’ form the Association’s General Assembly. The ICoCA Secretariat, based in Geneva, Switzerland, carries out the Association’s principal implementation and oversight functions, including certification and monitoring of member company operations, under the supervision of its Board of Directors.

The Association is now looking for a consulting expert in the management of grants from the United States Department of State. The organisation or individual will provide advice and technical guidance to ensure the Association is set up to be fully compliant with the requirements of a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). Additional follow-on work may involve compliance preparation for requirements associated with grants from the European Union, European states, and/or other funding sources.

Scope of Work

 Provide expert guidance on U.S. Department of State grant compliance and interpretation of Department of State standard terms and conditions for Federal Assistance Awards and all applicable regulations, policies and procedures, e.g. OMB Circulars 2 CFR 200 and 600;

 Interpret applicable regulations and translate into operational policies and procedures;

 Provide advice and assistance in reworking grant budgets;

 Establish templates to assist with financial and progress reports.


1. Fully compliant grant budget;

2. Set of internal policies and procedures for compliance with grant requirements.


 Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with US Department of State grants, including laws, regulations, and procedures governing grants administration, statutory and regulatory requirements, audits, and policies;

 Knowledge of general management principles in order to make policy recommendations and provide technical assistance, etc., to implement related internal policy requirements;

 Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both orally and in writing;

 An analytical mind-set and excellent attention to detail;

 Fluent in English (another language would be an asset for future work).

Consultants interested in this opportunity should send a CV, a motivation letter and a draft workplan, timeline and budget for the initial U.S. Grant deliverables to:
[email protected].

Job title: Grant Management Consultant

Location: Geneva

Closing date: 15 February 2016