USAID Project Jobs – Senior Grants Manager at International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Organisation: International
Development Law Organization (IDLO) 
Duty Station: Kampala,
About IDLO:
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) works  to 
enable  governments  and empower people to reform laws and
strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, and sustainable development.
IDLO is an intergovernmental organization that promotes justice, peace and
development by providing legal expertise to governments, multilateral and civil
society organizations. It seeks to enhance human rights, economic growth and
good governance through technical assistance on judicial and legal reform,
capacity-building and legal empowerment programs and projects.
Bringing together a range of diverse local, national and international
stakeholders and working in an enabling rather than directive or prescriptive
way, IDLO acts as a catalyst for social change. It prides itself on its
flexibility, speed and entrepreneurial spirit.
While IDLO works in all developing regions of the world, it has
significant operations in countries emerging from conflict. IDLO is the only
intergovernmental organization with an exclusive mandate to promote the rule of
law. It currently has 27 Member Parties and benefits from the collective wisdom
of a prestigious International Advisory Council. 
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About Project:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda
is seeking applications to  fund  a 
5-year  USAID/Uganda  Rights 
and  Rule  of 
Law  Project,  and 
has  issued  a 
request  for  applications (RFA). The RFA two-phased
process, with submission of concept papers due on 23 August 2013, and full
applications, on invitation only, due on 22 October 2013. IDLO believes that
it’s rule of law and human rights expertise make it a competitive candidate and
will respond to this RFA.
Consistent with key USAID policy directives that elevate human rights,
and recognize the relationship between human rights and development, the Rights
and Rule of Law Project will employ a rights-based approach.  The rights-based approach aims at
strengthening the capacity of duty bearers and empowers rights holders to
achieve a positive transformation of power relations.
To that end, the activity will empower people to demand and assert their
rights, and help increase the capacity of duty bearers to provide rights. While
duty bearers are accountable for respecting, protecting, and fulfilling human
rights, rights holders need to promote and defend their freedoms.
Such action helps keep governments accountable, and should have the
effect of integrating democracy goals into the socio-economic sectors. 
The overarching Rights and Rule of Law Project goal is: democratic and
governance systems are strengthened and made more accountable. The Rights and
Rule of Law Project aims to support institutions, groups or processes to
protect and promote freedoms, with a view to strengthening rule of law and
enhancing accountability and transparency. Expected project outcomes include three
technical or sectoral outcomes, and one organizational capacity development
1. Judicial Strengthening: A transparent and independent
judiciary upholds human rights and rule of law (component 1).
2. Civil Society and Advocacy: Citizens advocate for and claim
their rights (component 2).
3. Media Engagement: The media reports on human rights in an
accurate and timely manner (component 3).
4. Organizational Capacity Development: Selected partner
organizations demonstrate capacity to manage programs in a transparent and
efficient manner (component 4).
The Rights and Rule of Law Project will focus activities at the
national level with targeted, strategic interventions at the sub-national level
in line with USAID/Uganda’s geographic policy.
Job Summary: The Senior
Grants Manager will be responsible for proper implementation and functionality
of the $1.6 million grants program. This includes monitoring the entire grant
management process and ensuring proper compliance with USAID regulations, the
grant objectives and requirements of this RFA. 
The Senior Grants Manager will ensure that IDLO develops results,
indicators and targets as well as an annual work plan, which reflect the
objectives of the grants program. Working with the Chief of Party, component
managers and financial manager(s), oversee financial reporting and selection of
applications to ensure conformity with the grants program criteria, including
the implementation of sub-Recipient capacity building (technical, organizational
and financial management).  The Senior
Grants Manager will play a role in component 4, supporting selected partner organizations
to strengthen their capacity in program implementation and grant management.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should possess a Master’s
    degree in project management, financial and organization management or in
    a related discipline such as social science is highly preferred. 
  • Five or more years experience in managing
    and administering U.S. Federal grants and/or contracts.
  • He/she will have analytical skills to
    identify and assess credibility of organizations eligible of grants.
  • Experience working with USG supported
    projects and knowledge of financial rules and regulations, including use
    fiscal controls and fund accounting procedures that ensure that the funds
    are used for their intended purpose and are accounted for properly
  • S/he will have skills in implementing
    financial and organizational sustainability of Recipients.
  • Ability to train partners on grant
    management and required reporting highly preferred.
How to Apply:
If interested in working with IDLO, Please visit the IDLO’s employment
website below for details on How to Apply
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