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Senior Director, Grants Department Roshana Cohen
Currently the director of Chemonics’ Grants Department, Roshana Cohen is an experienced field operations and project manager with more than 27 years of experience administering USAID-funded contracts and grants-under-contract (GUC) programs. Ms. Cohen provides strategic direction to a large portfolio of GUC programs in various technical sectors across the world. She serves as a resource to project staff, drawing from her experience to resolve complex implementation issues, including remote monitoring and reporting, competition, and conflict of interest. In her current role, Ms. Cohen regularly conducts short-term assignments to work with project offices to strategize and provide oversight for Chemonics grant programs to ensure they focus on capacity building and transparency while staying compliant with U.S. government regulations. Ms. Cohen also serves as the co-chair of the procurement task force at the Council for International Development Companies (CIDC), part of the Professional Services Council, where she provides leadership and engagement with clients on key topics that impact the implementing partner community. Ms. Cohen has a B.A. in international development and geography from Clark University and was a research scholar for the School for International Training in Bali.
by Roshana Cohen
Prepared in cooperation with the Professional Services' Council of International Development Companies, this brief provides a high level overview of the impact of grants managed by USAID's implementing partners and their contribution to community led development.