Entry Level Finance and Grants Officer USAID Grant Jobs – Abt Associates


Job Title:    Finance and Grants Officer

Organisation: Abt

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Abt Associates is an
engine for social impact, fueled by caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research
that moves people from vulnerability to security. Whether it’s welfare or
weather disasters, the environment or economics, agriculture or HIV and AIDS,
we address the world’s most pressing issues. Our work is diverse and so is our
bold workforce. We never fail to ask “What if?” We identify patterns,
we search for the best way.


About USAID Project:

USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is
USAID/Uganda’s flagship resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity
goal is to enhance the resilience of vulnerable households in the eight
districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Gulu, Lamwo, Nwoya
(Acholi sub-region); Kaabong and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region) in Karamoja


Job Summary:  The
Finance and Grants Officer will provide general support finance, subcontracts
and grants processes. This position is based in Kotido, Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

the regional team lead in managing finances and processing payments with in the
Karamoja region.

regional procurements and logistics. Liaison with suppliers, including
obtaining quotes, processing payments and ensuring deliveries

subcontractor/s and grantees to prepare timely periodic financial reports and
advance requests.

and monitor subcontracts financial management practices to ensure efficient use
of ICAN resources.

closely with the sub-contractors Finance team to put in place a consistent-
hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information
and contracts related documents.

capacity building for sub-contractors and grantees in financial and
administrative management and help them in implementing their individual capacity
building plans.

with regional technical team to support subcontracts in the budgeting and work
planning process.

support of the Regional Lead, coordinate the grant making process from
solicitation to contracting.

grants tracking tool to ensure payment requests for grants deliverables
submitted are correctly paid. Work with Kampala-based Grants Manager and
Accountant to ensure timely disbursement of funds to grantees to avoid
disruption to activity implementation.

periodic checks of grantees activities as part of ongoing process to ensure
that grants are utilized as per grant agreement.

duties as assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Finance/Administration or equivalent, 2-4
years of experience in project finance, subcontracts and grants management

of computer software such as Excel, Word. Ability to communicate and liaise
verbally and in writing with partners/suppliers/visitors and staff, and
interpret/respond clearly and effectively to verbal or written instructions

team player and excellent interpersonal skills


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.




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