Job Title: Senior Grants Manager
Organization: State University of New York’s Center for International Development (SUNY)
Project: Uganda Rights and Rule of Law program (USAID- Project)
Reports to: SUNY Project Chief of Party (COP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
The State University of New York’s Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) is one of the preeminent leaders in the field of democracy and governance with more than 25 years of experience managing more than $200 million dollars in funded projects.
The State University of New York’s Center for International Development (SUNY) seeks superior candidates to serve in several positions for an upcoming Uganda Rights and Rule of Law program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is designed to support a number of critical national-level institutions and civil society organizations in safeguarding the rule of law and human rights in the country through work to strengthen the judiciary, access to justice and advocacy activities, and the free flow of information. The project will also work closely with a wide range of civil society organizations to strengthen their capacity to carry out effective initiatives in the above areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for proper implementation and operation of a $1.6 million grants program, including monitoring all aspects of the grants management process and ensuring proper compliance with USAID regulations, grant objectives, and requirements set forth by the Cooperative Agreement governing the work of the project.
- Ensure that the organization awarded the project develops results, indicators, and targets to structure the grants program and ensure it meets its overarching objectives.
- Develop an annual work plan that accurately reflects these objectives.
- Work closely with the Project COP, DCOP, financial manager, and respective activity managers to develop appropriate selection criteria for grantees and oversee a fair and impartial grantee selection process.
- Work with the above individuals to oversee appropriate financial and technical reporting by grantees under the project.
- Will also work with the above individuals to develop and oversee a comprehensive capacity-building program for grantees that ensures the appropriate delivery of technical assistance, training, and mentoring support so as to help build necessary technical, organizational, and financial management capacity of each grantee.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree. Significant formal training in finance and accounting. A master’s degree in project management, finance, accounting, financial or organizational management, or in a related social science or management discipline is desirable.
- At least five years of experience managing and administering U.S. Federal (sub)grants and/or (sub) contracts in some capacity.
- Possession of good analytical and interpersonal skills to interact frequently with grantees and identify and assess the performance of grantees and the credibility of grantee representatives.
- Experience working on at least one or two U.S. government-supported projects
- Knowledge of and familiarity with USAID financial rules and regulations governing small grants, including use of fiscal controls and fund accounting procedures designed to ensure funds are properly managed.
- Skills and experience in implementing financial and organizational sustainability programs and the mentoring of grantees in organizational management matters.
- Skills and experience in training partners and grantees in grants management and required reporting methods.
- Possession of cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Demonstration of sound work ethics.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- High-level computer literacy, with excellent knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software (MS Word, MS Excel).
- Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision, assess priorities, and competently complete a variety of activities with a high level of accuracy and timeliness.
How to Apply:
All suitable candidates should send an updated resume, cover letter and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Uganda Rights and Rule of Law - Advocacy Specialists” in the subject line of your transmission. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd August, 2013