Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking Regional Fund Manager candidates for the anticipated USAID Pacific-American Partnership Fund (PACAP) opportunity. This program is anticipated to span five years and is currently valued at $10-25 Million. PACAP seeks to establish a grant-making facility that will provide and monitor grants on behalf of USAID/Pacific Islands supporting the goal of self-reliant Pacific Island partners. The goal is to cover a wide range of sectors that may include but are not limited to: disaster preparedness, biodiversity conservation, water security, education, and governance. The activity will support measures that go beyond direct implementation to ones that are replicating best practices, scaling up technologies and engaging the private sector. PACAP is anticipated to work across the Pacific Islands, including the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshal Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
The Regional Fund Managers will be responsible for managing all grants under contracts aspects from concept notes to close out for the PACAP project. This includes developing grant solicitations, awarding grants, budget management, internal monitoring of expenses in line with USAID compliance standards, and participation with external financial reports. In addition to overseeing grants administration, the Regional Fund Managers will support capacity building activities for grantees. In coordination with other project staff, will provide capacity building initiatives to include individual and workshop-style trainings to increase the capacity of local, regional, and international organizations to improve financial management, procurement, human resources, processes and procedures, and adherence to USAID compliance rules and regulations. Regional Fund Managers will be expected to provide outreach to CSOs, marketing of PACAP and monitoring sub-grant implementation. Regional Fund Managers will be expected to travel to countries within their region, and will be expected to coordinate stakeholder participation from the U.S. Embassy, and other relevant stakeholders including those from civil society and the private sector. Regional Fund Managers are anticipated to oversee portfolios in Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.
- At least a master’s degree in public administration, international relations, or other relevant field (or, alternately, a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 additional years of relevant experience);
- Minimum 5 years of experience in managing grant-making and grant management, particularly in pre- and post-award grants management and minimum of 3 years’ experience in administering and monitoring grants/contracts; experience with grants funded by USAID required;
- Expert level experience with USAID compliance regulations including FAR and DSSR;
- Expert proficiency in Excel with knowledge of pivot tables, macros and complex formulas.
- Experience supporting complex organizational capacity development projects in developing countries, including training and capacity building in financial management, organizational management, streamlined processes/procedures, and USAID compliance, preferred;
- Experience in the Pacific Islands required;
- Experience working collaboratively with local and regional civil society organizations, NGOs, private sector partners, faith-based organizations, universities, and non-sovereign civil society entities, and coordinating activities with those of other donors;
- Experience managing a grant facility or grants under contract.
- Experience in project design and implementation, including financial management experience such as budgeting; tracking, reporting and accounting; and procurement;
- Experience managing projects and/or an office with culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures;
- Excellent oral and written English language communication skills.
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