REGIONAL MANAGER GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

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West Africa
Apply by 2 August 2018
Executive-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 3 July 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

Regional Manager Grants and Contracts position plays a significant role in developing overall strategy & framework for “risk and compliance management” and provides oversight for effective implementation. The position will be based in the region and will collaborate with relevant Atlanta-based units, Regional Management Units and Shared Services Center to effectively and timely identify risks or issues and manage mitigation response actions related to grants and contracts compliance oversight to a diverse portfolio of agreements including grants, contracts and sub-awards. The Manager plays a substantial role in award management oversight and award and sub award policies’ governance in relation to CARE’s restricted donors’ awards including institutional donors such as US Government, European Union, Global Fund, private corporations, foundations and other major gifts donors. The Manager support extends from pre-award proposal development efforts, review and negotiations of awards to set-up, and post-award monitoring of grants and contracts. The position will provide advice and interpretation of donor rules and regulations pertaining to CARE program implementation, guide and develop risk management strategies for managing agreements/sub agreements portfolios, review new agreements and support award negotiations, agreement/sub agreement monitoring and compliance oversight. The Manager will implement compliance program support and response within the region by working with the regional management, Country Offices, Shared Services Center and CARE units in Atlanta to mitigate risks and respond to issues recorded on the Country Office risk registries. The Manager will contribute to building organizational capacity and technical knowledge of grants, contracts and sub agreements and subcontracts regulations and requirements and build greater capability in award and sub-award management across the organization that is aligned with CARE’s program and partnership approaches. This position works in a complex operating system that requires her/him to work closely with Country Director, Assistant Country Director, Regional Director, Deputy Regional Directors, SSC Budget and Grants Team and other CARE International members to ensure that CARE’s grants and contract proposals and agreements portfolio complies with donor regulations in all phases of the program management cycle. The position will contribute to maintaining CARE’s position as a partner of choice to USG, EC, DFID and other donors through stewardship of the compliance program, reducing risks, improving systems, reducing exposure to unallowable costs and audit findings.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Compliance with donor regulations
  • Agreement and Subagreement management oversight
  • Compliance and risk management oversight
  • Capacity building
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Primary Skills:

  • Masters degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years of experience demonstrating knowledge of international nonprofit grants and contracts management and compliance practices working with and interpreting applicable donor rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience with managing and providing training on US Government, European Union, World Bank funded or Global Fund awards and sub awards in an international development or humanitarian context
  • Demonstrated experience with contracts and grants training delivery and facilitation. French Fluency (written and oral)

Other possible locations:

Any country where CARE USA has a presence in WARMU region

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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