USAID Grants Officer Job Opportunity at PATH International

Title:    Grants
Organisation: PATH
Project Name: USAID Advocacy
for Better Health Program
Kampala, Uganda
Tracking Code: 6863
About US:
PATH is an
international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives
and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate
innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and
system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight,
scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By
mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working
alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest
health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of
poor health.
About USAID Project:
Advocacy for
Better Health Program in Uganda is a United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) funded program whose aim is to contribute to improvements
in the quality, availability and accessibility of health and social services by
increasing citizens’ knowledge and voice; increasing community participation in
health service delivery planning and improvements; and fostering cooperation
among civil society actors on issues of common benefit in order to strengthen
the sector over the long term.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Carry out grant close-outs.
Maintain a detailed grant status schedule and
organize grant files including all correspondences relating to grants.
Routinely take part in any pre-award assessments.
Quickly respond to queries in relation to grants
The incumbent will also provide timely ongoing
financial management capacity building to sub-grantees.
Regularly review and audit sub-grantees’ reports,
ensure sub-grantees’ reporting timeliness.
Support the disbursements of funds to sub-grantees in
accordance with grant terms.
Review grantees’ expenditure to ensure that it is
incurred in compliance with grant terms and USAID regulations.
Ensure that all grant and project reports are
discussed with the team and passed to the donor within the required time
Offer capacity building as needed to partners and
subcontractors in budget development, financial reporting and grants
Ensure that implementing partners comply with terms
and conditions and procedures established in the contracting and granting
The Grants Officer will manage all aspects of
agreement compliance issues including branding and marking, procurement,
property administration, and grant amendment processes.
Provide capacity building and prepare training and
resource materials related to grant finance accountability that can be used by
staff, sub-grantees and stakeholders.
Ensure timely agreement/contract development/review/approval,
both at the level of PATH and partners, ensuring adherence to both internal
PATH and donor requirements.
Manage the sub-granting mechanisms to ensure
adherence to donor requirements related to eligibility for PATH partners,
budget presentation, and other proposal requirements.
Work in liaison with the finance team to design and
manage a system to effectively monitor financial and Grants management needs,
and train and oversee relevant staff to use the system.
Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
The Grants Officer should preferably hold a
bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other
relevant field
A minimum of five years’ experience in grants
management of large, donor-funded projects.
Significant experience in capacity building of sub
grantee organizations.
Proven experience and skills in developing and
managing budgets.
Excellent track record of successfully managing
grants for donor-funded programs.
Past experience in the appraisal of and evaluation
of proposals and monitoring a grant portfolio.
Computer literacy i.e. Proficient in relevant
computer applications and databases;
Excellent management, analytical, oral and written
communication skills;
Skills in capacity building support.
Excellent management, representational, and
communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal
communication skills in one or more local languages.
Ability to travel up to 40% of the time.
NB: The applicant must be legally
authorized to work in Uganda.
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who desire to join PATH in the aforementioned capacity should apply
online by clicking on the web link below.
Deadline: 21st August 2015.
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