Grants Manager USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

 

Job Title:    Grants Manager

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Education
Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we
have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and
innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

 

About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives.

 

Job Summary:  The Grants Manager will manage the ICYD
Activity Grants Program and ensure that it is runs efficiently and  transparently in coordination with the ICYD
Activity technical and finance staff  
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, grant strategy
development, workplan development, development of grant solicitations, and
review of applications, grant applicant risk assessments, selection of
grantees, grantee orientation and training, grantee performance monitoring and
financial management.  The Grants Manager
will report to the Finance Director and oversees the work of the Grants
Assistant. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Ensure
the grants program complies with all EDC and USAID rules, regulations and
policies and in accordance with the EDC ICYD Grants Manual;

·       
Develop
the grant strategy and selection criteria in consultation with senior technical
advisors, EDC project management team and USAID;

·       
Develop
grants program work plan;

·       
Direct
the competitive Request for Application (RFA) processes, including the
development of the RFA document and providing oversight of the review of grant
applications and selection of Grantees;

·       
Conduct
and/participate in pre-RFA meetings or conferences as applicable;

·       
Ensure
that risk assessments are performed for each Grantee and that results are
incorporated into the grant;

·       
Negotiate
final grant content and budget for each grant;

·       
Prepare
grant agreements and coordinate with the Finance Director and EDC headquarters
on related matters;

·       
Support
the budgetary review of Grantees for any modification or extension of the grant
agreement, while maintaining focus on the total budget;

·       
Review
Grantee activity reports, deliverables, and expenses, and supporting
documentation to ensure compliance with the terms of the Grant Agreement both
financially and programmatically;

·       
Supervise
the timely disbursement of funds to be paid to Grantees in accordance with the
terms of the grant;

·       
Review
grant modification applications and prepare grant modifications once approved;

·       
Conduct
periodic field visits as well as audits to monitor grant compliance in relation
to the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and recommend corrective
actions, as necessary;

·       
Monitor
and control the budget;

·       
Participate
in the revision of the annual work plan and coordinate with the Grantees to
revise the work plan and budget as necessary;

·       
Oversee
the closeout of each Grant;

·       
Maintain
a detailed grants status calendar and grants electronic filing system;

·       
Develop
necessary guidelines for Grantees and organize training and guidance on grants
management, as required. 

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Grants Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration, Public Accounting or related field; advanced degree
preferred in a field relevant to Business Administration and or project or
program management.

·       
At least
six years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience in
similar positions;

·       
Knowledge
of USAID regulations;

·       
Proficiency
in advanced Excel and MS Word; 

·       
Experience
in project budget review and monitoring and cost controls;

·       
Excellent
social skills at all levels, cultural sensitivity, ability to work under
pressure and with a team, negotiate diplomatically, and the ability to work in
a multicultural and multidisciplinary work environment;

·       
Ability
to prepare and conduct presentations;

·       
Availability
to work and travel in all areas of Uganda.

·       
Language:
Fluency in English is required.

 

Note: EDC doesn’t
solicit for money from applicants at any level of the recruitment &
selection process.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 8th January 2021

 

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