Reema Gideon

Grant Administrator at International Development Research Centre


HR and Administration/Training

Diplomatic Missions/Government

Middle Mgt (Regional/ Zonal Manager, AVP, State /Regional Head)


Associated with projects on Agriculture and Food Security, Climate Change and Water, Ecohealth, Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia CARIAA and The Think Tank Initiative, which are collaborated with the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada DFATD and international donors such as UK’s Department for International Development DFID, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. A project grant portfolio of 46 project components, estimated to a value of CAD 50.90 million. Responsible for the financial administration of a diverse set of global multi-country projects, including preparing project approval documents, budgeting and payment authorization, drafting legal documents, analysing financial reports, payment accruals, capacity building of recipients and procurement of services associated to projects, Proactive with an exceptional interpersonal organization skills. A good communicator and a team player, with the ability to mu

Professional Experience

  • Grant Administratorapr-2011 - dec-2015

    International Development Research Centre

    - Authorize payments; - Administration and management of grant portfolio; - Capacity building of recipients; - Prepare project approval documents for grants, analyse proposal budgets and institutional documents for legal compliance; - Issue Purchase Orders; - Provide peer training - Prepare legal documents for issuance, such as Grant Agreements and Service Contracts; - Schedule and review project monitoring reports; - Analyse project financial reports; - Review incoming invoices for consulting contracts; - Prepare and authorize travel documents for consultants, participants and trainees; - Authorize the travel agency to make arrangements and issue tickets, review expense claims with respect to contractual compliance and authorize payments; - Maintain information for monthly accruals; - Organize national and international workshops financial component; - Prepare supporting documentation for approval to the Nodal Agency, the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • Program Assistantjul-2003 - mar-2011

    International Development Research Centre

    Based at IDRC’s Regional Office in New Delhi for South Asia SARO, working for a program called '', a collaborative initiative by The International Development Research Centre, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Microsoft Corporation, which aims to support the second generation telecentre movement all around the world. My work under this program involves project management and administration. Currently, working towards the developement of the Academy

Volunteering Experience

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Awards & Certifications

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