USAID Project Jobs – Senior Grants Manager at War Child Canada

Organisation: War Child
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About War Child:
War Child Canada works with war-affected communities to help children
reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice.
War Child Canada takes an active role in raising public awareness around the
impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act. When war
itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the
absence of effective economic or social structures, an under-educated
population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create
conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible. But by making a
long-term investment to create an environment in which childhood can thrive,
the cycle of violence can be broken. War Child Canada is a registered Canadian
charity based in Toronto and currently works in Afghanistan, Sudan, South
Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
Job Summary: The Senior
Grants Manager will be responsible for proper implementation and functionality
of a grants program under a USAID contract. This includes monitoring the entire
grant management process and ensuring proper compliance with USAID regulations,
the grant objectives and requirements of this RFA.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Grant Management:
  • Ensure that the Grant
    Recipient(s) develops results, indicators and targets as well as an annual
    work plan, which reflect the objectives of the grants program.
  • Works with the Chief
    of Party, component managers and financial manager(s), to 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
  • Leads in the
    development of a Grants Manual to outline the effective processes and
    procedures the Recipient(s) will utilize and enforce for the management of
    the grants program
  • Support all pre-award
    processes, ensure compliance of contractual terms and milestones.
2. Training and Capacity Building:
  • Mentors, supports and develops
    the capacities of partners and grantees on financial monitoring, record
    keeping and grants management using USAID data report formats and
    validation methods.
  • Provides technical
    assistance to partners and grantees as required on budget development with
    a focus on maximizing cost recovery and aligning budgets to donor
  • Supervise the
    financial capacity development strategy of each Recipient, ensuring
    progress against targets
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant 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 of
    experience managing and administering U.S. Federal grants and/or
  • 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
  • Skills:
  • Skills in implementing
    financial and organizational sustainability of Recipients.
  • Ability to train
    partners on grant management and required reporting highly preferred.
  • He/she will have
    analytical skills to identify and assess credibility of organizations
    eligible of grants.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications electronically with an
updated Curriculum vitae and an accompanying cover letter to: ensure your application
email has the subject heading of ‘Senior Grants Manager – Uganda’
War Child Canada is committed to providing a work environment in which
all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Final candidates will be
vetted in accordance with War Child Canada’s Child Protection Policy, including
appropriate reference and security checks. Only those applicants selected for
an interview will be notified. No phone calls please. For more information
about War Child Canada, please visit
Deadline: 06 September 2013
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