18 May 2016

Grants and Sub-Contracts Manager DfiD Job Careers - Palladium

Organisation: Palladium
Project Name: DFID-funded Northern Uganda: Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart Agriculture (NU-TEC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader

About US:
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars: International Development, Strategy Execution Consulting, Impact Investment, Training and Events.

About DFID NU-TEC Program:
NU-TEC Market Development (MD) is a five year DFID-funded programme that aims to increase the incomes and climate resilience of poor men and women in northern Uganda by (a) stimulating sustainable, pro-poor growth in selected agricultural markets and (b) improving the position of poor men and women within these market systems, to make them more inclusive for poor people. Palladium manages the programme on behalf of DFID.

Job Summary: The Grants and Sub-Contracts Manager will offer support to the team in developing and implementing the Intervention Agreements mechanism of the programme. The incumbent will also be responsible for contributing toward the project’s mainstreaming of gender and social inclusion initiatives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Intervention Agreements Management:
  • Regularly review of the concept notes and supporting documentation to ensure completeness, consistency and adherence to the intervention fund terms;
  • In charge of drafting of the MoUs and Intervention Agreements which we have with our partners.
  • Keenly review project budgets and advise the Deputy Team Leader and Team Leader accordingly;
  • Regularly review the Fiduciary Risk Assessment Reports to identify key risky areas;
  • Ensure that relevant special conditions are included in the Intervention Agreement;
  • Support the production of all documents and tools needed for the Intervention Agreement;
  • Help in drafting Intervention Agreements;
  • Support the development and implementation of the due diligence, monitoring and evaluation procedures of the Programme.
2. Project Monitoring:
  • Supporting the team in making sure that progress reports (technical and financial) are submitted on time;
  • Keenly review, analyze and assess the Intervention Partner’s performance against KPIs as per intervention agreement;
  • Regularly review Intervention Partner’s financial reports and request any additional supporting documentation;
  • Follow-up on feedback sent to the Intervention Partner to ensure issues raised have been addressed;
  • Coordinate project expenditure verification and audit.
3. Overall Portfolio Management:
  • In charge of the preparation of the intervention funding allocation, disbursements, and forecast schedules as required;
  • Regular tracking all financial disbursements to intervention partners;
  • Keenly review of site visit reports and following up on action points.
4. Intervention Management Policies & Procedures:
  • Focusing on continual improvement in the intervention fund management processes ensuring at all times that the intervention management function is operating efficiently and effectively;
  • Ensuring that the Interventions Manual is up to date regarding intervention fund management policies and procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DFID NU-TEC Project Grants and Sub-Contracts Manager job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree with a specialisation in management, finance/accounting or other relevant field;
  • A minimum of four years of previous experience in finance and grant management;
  • Broad working knowledge of public sector loan processes including accounting and financial reporting;
  • Proven ability to interpret complex intervention funding requirements, submissions and budget projections;
  • Strong financial acumen;
  • Ability to work with international teams;
  • Ability to operate in complex situations;
  • English language skills. The ability to also speak Swahili is desired, but not essential.
  • Previous experience of working with DFID or other International Development organisations would be an asset;
  • At least two years’ experience in a developing country or similar environment (east Africa experience strongly preferred);
  • Previous exposure and experience in inclusive development, including gender issues within an understanding of market systems development (desired).
  • Good negotiation and debating skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Good team leadership, management and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage competing priorities;
  • Outstanding team player and willingness to learn and support learning of others.

How to Apply:
If you want to work for the Palladium Group in the aforementioned capacity should Apply Online by clicking on web link below.

Deadline: 26th May, 2016

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