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Grants Manager Job Opportunity - John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:       Grants Manager
Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: US Department of State Office for Global AIDS Coordination (OGAC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Manager

About JSI:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.

About DREAMS-IC Project:
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is implementing the Dreams Innovation Challenge (DREAMS-IC) Project, funded by the US Department of State Office for Global AIDS Coordination (OGAC).

Job Summary: The Grants Manager will provide a range of grants management support for the project, implemented in 10 countries in Africa. The Grants Manager will be the point person in-country for project grants management and administration with a focus on institutional strengthening.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Grants Management:
·         Work in close coordination with US-based Deputy Director of Finance and Grants Manager(s), assist in pre-award activities for grant recipients including review of grantees' applications, budgets, pre-award questionnaires, supporting documents, etc. and/or assisting in grant discussions and negotiations with in-country grantee counterparts;
·         Ensure thorough familiarity with grant award documents for portfolio of up to 6 grantees in-country;
·         Regularly monitor grantee compliance with grant award terms and conditions, including reporting;
·         Work closely with grantees to strengthen institutional capacity in finance and operations systems, compliance, and/or grant award management;
·         Actively participate in organizational capacity building assessments for grantees;
·         Actively cultivate an excellent and collegial relationship with grantee staff;
·         Review data in project grants database with uses the Salesforce platform to ensure grant information is captured accurately for the in-country grants portfolio;
·         Respond to US office queries for follow-up with grantees for rapid turnaround;
·         Follow up with individual grantees not meeting content or timing of reporting requirements to confirm appropriate assistance and/or next steps;
·         Review grantee workplans, reports, and other deliverables to ensure that they meet grant award requirements and work with grantees to improve reporting as needed;
·         Assist to identify issues in scope or budget necessitating award modifications throughout the life of the grant award;
·         Assist in grant award start-up, monitoring, and close out activities;
·         Travel to regional project launch or other activities.
Grantee Capacity Strengthening:
·         Assist to identify technical assistance needs and develop capacity strengthening plans for grantees within portfolio;
·         Assist in organizing grantee technical assistance and/or trainings in areas including finance, operations, compliance, organizational development, technical programming in the project’s focus areas, and/or monitoring & evaluation;
·         Travel to conduct regular site visits for award management, finance and operations, review of financial documents and/or donor compliance;
·         Actively participate in the development of institutional capacity building training curricula, other tools and materials for regional and in-country technical events such as assessments, workshops, trainings, etc.;
·         Provide training and technical assistance to grantee staff on project database reporting requirements and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Management, Finance, Public Health, International Development, or related field preferred.
·         At least four years’ experience in grants management and/or programming.
·         A minimum of three years’ experience working on USG-funded projects, PEPFAR funding and reporting, and/or public health programs.
·         Broad interest in and experience in organizational or individual capacity building and/or training.
·         Previous experience with US Government-funded projects and assistance rules and regulations.
·         Demonstrated knowledge of granting procedures, from grant start-up, award management, to close out.
·         Experience with complex partner arrangements, for example third tier subawards preferred.
·         Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
·         Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to implement procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
·         Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage various activities in a team setting with minimal supervision.
·         Strong time management/task prioritization skills.
·         Excellent oral and written English communication skills. Foreign language skills a plus.
·         Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Excel, MSWord and Windows

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join JSI Research & Training Institute  in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below.


Deadline: 5th September 2016

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