Grants Officer NGO Jobs – GOAL International

Job Title:         Grants Officer
Organisation: GOAL
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
Key Duties and
Support the capacity building of CSO partner organization financial systems:
  • Conduct financial training to partner’s
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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