7 USAID Finance Jobs – Grants Compliance Officer at University Research Co., LLC (URC):

About University Research Co., LLC (URC):
University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and laboratory services at selected referral and general hospitals. URC is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Grants Compliance Officer (7 positions) based in Kampala with frequent travel to SUSTAIN-supported health facilities.
Job Summary: The Grants Compliance Officer is responsible for the financial and contract management of grants from the funds received under the SUSTAIN Uganda project.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Under the direction of the Finance Director, effectively administer sub-grants to supported hospitals to enhance SUSTAIN activities of systems strengthening in HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment.
  • Maintain well-organized and updated files and records on each sub-grantee
  • Routinely monitor and review sub-grantees progress in meeting targets/ deliverables and providing documentation of expenditures in line with sub-grant requirements
  • Review activities reports from sub grantees to ensure compliance.
  • Facilitate timely release of sub-grantees funding and reimbursement.
  • Provide orientation, regular feedback, coaching, and mentoring of sub-grantees related to grant financial management performance, business principles, appropriate management of grants, and USAID rules and regulations
  • Support improvement of sub-grantees financial capacity through regular coaching/monitoring.
  • Follow up and review of sub-grantee accountabilities and reports for direct site support activities
  • Provide regular feedback to Finance Director, COP and Deputy Chief of Party on sub-grantee progress.
  • Update and maintain SUSTAIN regular tracker for sub-grantee progress monthly.
  • Develops materials and provides training and oversight to facilitate the preparation of reports Participate in internal audits and reviews, as required, to ensure compliance with
  • URC standards, donor requirements, and generally accepted accounting practices.
  • Stay abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules and regulations; compile and update applicable local policies; and train URC’s program and partner staff in these policies.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field (financial management, business administration) and two (2) years of combined experience in grant/contracts administration management and financial management, accounting, or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID regulations and requirements that govern grants administration
  • Ability to understand, analyze, and interpret grantor guidelines, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to respond effectively to complex inquiries from grantors and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to present information effectively to top management, public groups, and project managers
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently under deadline pressure and changing priorities
  • Ability to solve problems creatively in order to meet the project objectives
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and/or weekend assignments
How to apply:
Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references & indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line by Monday 8th April 2013 at 5:00 pm addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human
Services, Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru
P.O Box 28745, Kampala, UGANDA
E-mail: hr-uganda@urc-chs.com (Not more than 3MB)
While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please indicated the position you are applying for on the envelop and subject of the email.
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