Grants Manager US Non-profit Careers – John Snow, Inc. (JSI)


Organization: John
Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Capacity
Development Director

About US:

John Snow, Inc.
(JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by
providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health
programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and
currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30
years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public
health research and consulting organization.

Job Summary:  The Grants Manager is a full-time position
based in Kampala, Uganda. S/he will be the point person for project grants
management and administration, and will report to the Capacity Development
Director. In addition to providing capacity development technical assistance to
local the facilities, the new project will also provide small grants, which
will further strengthen the capacity of the facilities. The grants will
prioritize improvements in the health facilities’ service delivery. The Grants
Manager position is contingent upon winning the award..

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead design of grants management
    program, including the project’s grants manual, granting process,
    partners’ scope of work based on assessed needs, etc;
  • Assist in pre-award activities for grant
    recipients including training and orientation, review of grantees’
    applications, budgets, pre-award questionnaires, supporting documents,
    etc. and/or assisting in grant discussions and negotiations with
  • Lead monitoring of grantee compliance
    with grant award terms and conditions, including reporting, working
    closely with designated staff from each regional team;
  • Along with regional staff and
    consultants, work with grantees to strengthen institutional capacity in
    finance and operations systems, compliance, and/or grant award management;
  • Participate in organizational capacity
    building assessments (OCA/NUPAS);and collegial relationship with grantees;
  • Review data in project grants database
    with uses the Salesforce platform to ensure grant information is captured
    accurately for the in-country grants portfolio;
  • Follow up with individual grantees not
    meeting content or timing of reporting requirements to confirm appropriate
    assistance and/or next steps;
  • Work with designated regional staff to
    review grantee work plans, reports, and other deliverables to ensure that
    they meet grant award requirements and work with project staff to improve
    reporting as needed;
  • Assist to identify issues in scope or
    budget necessitating award modifications strengthening plans for grantees
    within portfolio;
  • Assist in organizing grantee technical
    assistance and/or trainings in areas including finance, operations,
    compliance, organizational development, technical programming in the
    project’s focus areas, and/or monitoring & evaluation;
  • Travel to conduct regular site visits
    for award management, finance and operations, review of financial
    documents and/or donor compliance;
  • Participate in the development of
    institutional capacity building training curricula, other tools and
    materials for regional and in-country technical events such as
    assessments, workshops, trainings, etc.;
  • Provide training and technical
    assistance to grantee staff on project database reporting requirements and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
    degree in Management, Finance, Public Health, International Development,
    or related field preferred
  • Five years of experience in grants
    management and/or programming;
  • Five years of experience working on
    USG-funded projects
  • PEPFAR funding and reporting, and/or
    public health programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional
    capacity building and/or training;
  • Experience with US Government-funded
    projects and assistance rules and regulations;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of granting
    procedures, from grant start-up, award management, to close out preferably
    USAID rules and regulations;
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience in
    training and supervising project staff in grants management;
  • Demonstrated competence to assess
    priorities, manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive
    environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail,
    ability to implement procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and
    cooperatively with team members;
  • Ability to work independently, take
    initiative and manage various activities in a team setting with minimal
  • Strong time management/task
    prioritization skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ugandan citizen.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at
the link below.


Deadline: 9th August 2019  

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