Palladium has secured a contract to provide grants management support services to a new client (GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation, Inc). Specifically, Palladium will be providing support services to the client in respect of a new fund called the Innovation Fund (or “IF”). IF will focus on inclusion, innovation and scale, and will offer equity-free grants for digital solutions that improve the lives of low-income citizens in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific. Palladium will be supporting the client’s team to manage the full lifecycle of the fund, with a strong focus on managing risk at every stage of the process.
Within the project, the client is planning to run 6 grant rounds.
Overview of the client
GSMA Mobile for Development is a wholly owned subsidiary of GSMA, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation registered in Georgia, USA. It runs programmes that bring together mobile operator members of the GSMA, the wider mobile industry and the development community to deliver life-enhancing mobile services. The programmes leverage mobile technology to deliver transformative impact for the underserved in developing countries
GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
Scope of Work
This position reports to the Grants Lead. The tasks and responsibilities assigned to the Grants Manager will include: