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


Job Title:    Grants Manager

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

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


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:  

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

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

grants program work plan;

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;

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

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

final grant content and budget for each grant;

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

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

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

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

grant modification applications and prepare grant modifications once approved;

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;

and control the budget;

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

the closeout of each Grant;

a detailed grants status calendar and grants electronic filing system;

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


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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;

of USAID regulations;

in advanced Excel and MS Word; 

in project budget review and monitoring and cost controls;

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;

to prepare and conduct presentations;

to work and travel in all areas of Uganda.

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.




Deadline: 8th January 2021


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