RTI is seeking Grants Manager Candidates for the All Children Learning-Cambodia project, funded by USAID. The position will be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The All Children Learning project will improve the early grade reading skills of children in grades 1 to 3 in Cambodia. The project will assist the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport, its development partners, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector in harmonizing early grade reading (EGR) teaching and learning approaches in Cambodia. It will also help coordinate and support the implementation of rigorous, feasible, practical, scalable, and inclusive EGR interventions and models in Cambodia.
RTI seeks a Grants Manager to manage the grants program under the All Children Learning project in Cambodia, as well as provide support to the project’s implementing partner subcontracts. The Grants Manager will be responsible for managing grants management activities, from solicitation to closeout, with multiple local/international grantees. S/he will also provide grants management training, backstopping and oversight, and contribute to the development of grants-related deliverables. S/he will provide leadership and coordination of the project’s grants activities, including but not limited to ensure compliance with RTI/USAID grants management policies *This position is for Cambodian nationals only*
- Develops and implements the grants management program with the input and oversight of the Chief of Party, Operation Director, and the RTI ARO Grants and Procurement team.
- Oversees grants management process partner organizations, including grant proposal tracking, review, and approval process
- Issue Request For Applications (RFA’s) in consultation with the Technical Team and Chief of Party
- Reviews financial proposals from NGOs/CBOs, including negotiating annual budgets
- Coordinate and conduct pre-award assessments
- Ensure that the grants package is complete and accurate and uploaded in GMS (Grants Management System)
- Provide guidance to grantees on rules and regulations applicable to grants instruments as well as financial reporting
- Coordinate execution of award documents (pre-award authorizations, awards, modifications, etc.)
- Maintain grant files including records on monitoring and evaluation and other quality control activities (financial, programmatic, proof of performance)
- Review grantee performance and ensure compliance with award terms and conditions
- Coordinate field activities and communication among grantees and USAID (e.g., legal, finance, status reporting, procurement)
- Review and process grantee invoices for compliance and coordination with Technical teams for performance measurement
- Ensures timely financial disbursements, compliance with grants financial management policies, monitors all grant expenses, and provides regular updates on grant status
- Coordinates with HO and ARO to provide in-country support and oversight to implementing partner subcontracts as delegated.
- Provides training as required to build operational capacity of implementing partners & grantees.
- Coordinates Close-out for completed grants in timely manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Director
Minimum Required Education & Experience
Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skills & Abilities
- At least 10 years of relevant work experience in finance and grants management
- Experience in international non-profit organizations.
- Strong experience with USAID rules and regulations required.
- S/he must have proficiency level in Khmer and English.
- Strong candidates will exhibit excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work under difficult circumstances with limited resources, and ability to form productive relationships with host country counterparts and training institutions.
- Additional professional training in grants management is preferred.
- Operating a computer and other office machinery
- Frequently communicating with partners and external stakeholders
- Multiple and tight deadlines