Grants Officer NGO Jobs - GOAL International

Job Title:         Grants Officer
Organisation: GOAL International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Grants Manager

About US:
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poorest of the poor.  We are a non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation. GOAL Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors: Health (including WASH and health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with local civil society organisations, private sector partners and District Local Government to give effect to our mission.

Job Summary: The Grants Officer supports the Grants Manager and the Finance Team in management of partners & sub grantees in the GOAL Uganda Partnership Programme. The team assists with the approval of partner Proposals, oversight of the use of partner funds and building the capacity of the finance function within partner organizations. The Grants Finance Officer will support the Grants Manager in building the capacity of partners, review of partner financial reports, carrying out internal audits & partner’s financial assessment, coordinating partner audits and ensuring that the objectives agreed upon are appropriately fulfilled.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
Support the capacity building of CSO partner organization financial systems:
  • Conduct financial training to partner’s management;
  • Carry out one to one capacity building to partners finance personnel on a monthly basis;
  • Carry out financial assessment for each partner every year there is a project to be funded;
  • Coordinate individual or group external audits for every partner each year;
Support to partner grants management:
  • Conduct the financial review of all partners’ proposal/budgets prior to further review by the Grants Manager.
  • Keenly review all partners finance reports, supporting documentation and following up on any queries before forwarding to Grants Manager for approval;
  • Ensure timely updating of partners disbursements tracker;
  • Ensuring partner closure out procedure have been properly adhered to whenever a grant comes to an end.
Reporting and Documentation:
  • Prepare and submit monthly report to Grants Manager based on your monthly work plan;
  • File all financial reports, trip reports, official communications, and financial assessment/due diligences and internal and external audits by partner in an orderly manner both soft and hard copies.
Support the capacity building of Private Sector partner organization financial systems:
  • Conduct due diligences/Assessments for potential private sector Partners
  • Draft MOU’s/Agreements for Private sector Partners
  • Review Private sector Approval Checklist and ensure it is complete before drafting MOU’s
Other tasks as mutually agreed with supervisor :
  • Present partner performance updates to the programme grants monitoring team during monthly Programme Meetings;
  • Timely preparation of partner disbursement requests;
  • Support partners in preparation of proposal Budget for upcoming projects;
  • Tasked with the compilation and forward for review GIK communications with partners;
  • Ensuring agreed actions are followed up and closed within agreed time frame;
  • Providing partner external auditors with any information required from GOAL
  • Provide support to GOAL finance team whenever needed.
  • Perform any other related duties assigned. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Grants Officer job placement should hold a Business and/or Accounting degree with a recognized institution
  • ACCA part/fully qualified. Other recognized professional accounting accreditation will be considered
  • At least three years of management experience
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience with an external audit firm is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Previous experience within the development/NGO sector
  • Excellent track record in Grants Management is desired
  • Previous experience with capacity building of both Private Sector and CSO Partners, Irish Aid/DFID, Master Card experience

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda via E-mail to:

NB: Please do not attach certificates and indicate the Position applied for in the email subject.

Deadline: 3rd July 2017

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