Grants and Finance Specialist - Thailand

  • Mid-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 22 March 2021
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Closing on 30 April 2021
  • Current

Job Description

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Summary:

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies. We are recruiting for a Grants and Finance Specialist (GFS) to be based in Bangkok, Thailand to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) from July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org/.

The GFS will be key personnel on the contract and must be local to S/SE Asia with the ability to legal work in Thailand. The position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality. Qualified women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all grant activities project that aims to the scale of innovations that impact the water-energy-food nexus to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improve energy and water efficiency and climate resiliency in emerging markets
  • Administer all grant activities of the hub to issue up to 40 grants for a total of USD$4 million including application setup, grantee intake, application review, preparation of grant award package, management and close-out
  • Support the revision of the grant manual, templates and forms in support of grantees
  • Advise grantees on relevant USAID, WE4F and Tetra Tech operational policies and procedures related to their awards
  • Assess needs for and implement grant modifications on as-needed basis
  • Liaise with USAID, WE4F Secretariat and Tetra Tech home office on grant management topics
  • Liaise with Country Coordinators on grantee intake process in local context
  • Coordinate with home office staff on due diligence and anti-corruption efforts for award of grants and payment of funds
  • Monitor and review innovator milestone reports and process payments
  • Organize for funding requests to disburse milestone payments
  • Maintain and update grantees payment tracker
  • Support the procurement of grantees and local technical assistance vendors
  • Support the development of knowledge products, collection of performance indicator data and preparation of communication pieces
  • Support the development of contractual deliverables and any other reporting
  • Execute a variety of administrative tasks in support of the functioning of the project office include maintaining proper electronic and hard copy records; maintain the project property inventory; coordinate purchasing of office supplies and coordinate travel logistics
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or relevant field
  • 5 years of relevant experience in S/SE Asia on the administration of grants and subcontracts supported by international donor organizations
  • Demonstrated experience with USAID acquisition and assistance rules and regulations, including experience with the full cycle of grant-making
  • Prior experience in administering milestone-based grants for USAID-funded regional projects
  • Expert knowledge and efficiency working with financial control processes, payment systems, results-based management, project monitoring, and management
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, as well as a background in budget review and cost analysis to ensure maximum efficiency of grant resources
  • Strong oral and written communications skills to effectively liaise with and advise grantees and technical staff
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing, and presentation skills)

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or relevant field

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About the Organization

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

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