Senior Grants Manager

PATH, Kinshasa, Congo

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th February, 2016


Job Description

Specific duties include:

  • Oversee national –level grant management program
  • Directly manage the grant and direct award program for Kinshasa province
  • Collaborate with the project team to monitor implementation of grants and ensure that grants are aligned with technical and programmatic strategies
  • Support budget and scope of work development for grants and direct support awards
  • Review all grants issued under the project
  • Coordinate grant amendment processes with regional grant teams
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and organizational requirements on grant-making
  • Conduct pre-award risk assessments of organizations prior to issuance of grant or direct support award
  • Coordinate with sub-recipient organizations to provide requested guidance and ensure that grant deliverables are submitted in a timely manner and accurate
  • Provide grant administration support to grantees in implementation of grant and direct support award objectives, in coordination with the project’s technical and M&E team
  • Conduct analyses on output of grant systems
  • Conduct interim and final evaluations of grants and direct support awards
  • Provide direction and guidance to provincial grant managers and grant support staff to ensure efficient and timely execution and management of grants and direct support awards.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to sub-grantees on grant- and project-related compliance issues, including financial reporting requirements, audits, procurement, and grant monitoring.
  • Contribute inputs on grant-related sections of project deliverables (ex. work plans and reports)
  • Support business development efforts, as requested.

Required skills and experience:

  • 7–10 years of experience in grant administration is required, with at least two years of experience managing a national program.
  • Experience managing grants on USAID projects is preferred.
  • Additional expertise and training on USAID rules and regulations is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to produce products with minimal errors
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills in English and French.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage teams.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the DRC to be considered for this position.
  • Please submit a cover letter with your curriculum vitae/resume describing your interest in this position, how you meet the requirements, and previous experience with the above-listed job duties.

Required Skills

  • Additional expertise and training on USAID rules and regulations is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to produce products with minimal errors
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills in English and French.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage teams.
  • Effective communication skills.

Required Experience

  • 7–10 years of experience in grant administration is required, with at least two years of experience managing a national program.
  • Experience managing grants on USAID projects is preferred.
     

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