USAID RHITES-EC Grants Assistant Career Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:       Grants Assistant
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Grants
Assistant will work closely with the Grants team to manage grants provided to
health units supported by the project. This includes the accurate maintenance
of a tracking record of grantee expenditures and advances, reviewing grantees’
financial reports, building financial management capacity among grantees,
ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and orienting grantees on
sub-grant requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Grants Assistant will work collaboratively
with other members of the grants management team to develop and implement
grants management systems
Follow-up on accountabilities from sub-grantees
in a timely manner to necessitate processing of additional funding
Work in liaison with the Finance team in
developing plans/budgets for the financial needs of sub grantees
The incumbent will also work collaboratively
with the other grants management team members in overseeing sub-grant functions
and coordinate preparation of grant agreements, monitoring of grant periods and
close out of the sub-grant awards
Keenly review liquidation reports from
Manage the hard copy / electronic filing
structure and system for financial information and contracts related to
Coordinate the shipment of files for the sub
grants to URC headquarters on a quarterly basis
Provide support in tracking and reporting of
financial performance of grants
Work closely with Grants management team to
establish tools to track supervision visits to partners and provide necessary
updates to technical teams
Perform any other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Grants
Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management,
Finance, Administration, or other related field
A minimum of three years’ experience in managing
the financial and administrative components of grants, grants-under-contract,
Excellent interpersonal communications, and
organizational skills desired
Ability to independently plan and execute
complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized
and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy desired
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda
for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for
this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send an updated CV/Résumé, cover letter and
completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here
and send to: to
Deadline: 21st
October, 2016
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