Grants Manager

Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 8 August 2018

Job Description

We are seeking a Grants Manager for the upcoming USAID Improving Governance in Haiti Initiative.

Project Goal: The purpose of the program is to support locally-driven and politically-feasible solutions to supporting more inclusive, accountable governance in Haiti.

Project Objectives. The project will support activities that help governments manage and mobilize resources and improve service delivery to citizens; promote greater engagement among civil society, private sector and government to define and address development priorities and improve communication, collaboration and coordination across and between levels of government and with Parliament on policy, budget and service delivery issues.

Responsibilities:

The Grants Manager will work closely with the Chief of Party and project team to support grantees and maintain quality grants coordination for all project grants. This includes maintaining a tracker of grantee expenditures and advances, reviewing grantees’ financial reports, building financial management capacity among grantees, ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and orienting grantees on sub-grant requirements. This position will work closely with all staff including home office program manager, finance, and operations staff on compliance and reporting. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively with Home Office and in-country project team to develop and implement the project’s grant management system.
  • Oversee all grants-related activities such as administration policies, development and implementation of procedures, systems, and all documentation. Advise on and implement best practices and ensure controls for all grants.
  • Carry out financial reviews and project audits of grantees to ensure donor compliance.
  • Maintain an up-to-date tracker for grantee expenditures and advances, and work closely with other staff members in developing and carrying out grantee annual work plans.
  • Prepare sub grantee reports to be submitted to USAID, and work closely with the technical team and Home Office to ensure a transparent process for the entire grant life cycle, including pre-award management, tracking payments, reviewing and/or producing relevant reports, monitoring and post-award management.
  • Work closely with program partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all program deliverables are completed on time and are of high quality.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, higher level degree in finance or business desirable.
  • At least seven years of previous USG/international donor experience managing contracts and grants. USAID experience preferred.
  • Experience managing complex contracts in complex political settings preferred.
  • Experience in Haiti/Caribbean region preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with the policy, social, economic, environmental, and cultural context(s) in Haiti/Caribbean region.
  • Experience in developing proposals and reports for donor agencies and corporations.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in French, English and Creole.

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