Benjamin K.

Grants Management Specialist| Financial Management Specialist| Performance Management Expert

University of Professional Studies



My career in project, financial, and grants management has spanned more than 20 years, 15 of which have been with development organizations funded by international donors, including USAID, UKAid, the EU, and the World Bank. I have successfully managed USAID, UKAid, and EU project teams across administrative and technical sectors providing training, capacity building, and mentorship for staff in project and financial management. As the Finance and Grants Manager on the Ghana Complementary Basic Education (CBE) Program, funded by UKAid and USAID, I supervise 3 large teams including the finance, grants, and M&E teams, with ultimate responsibility of tracking grantee performance through an integrated financial and risk management approach. As the Finance and Administration Manager for the Women in Law and Development in Africa (Ghana), I directly supervised a team of 11 staff members on multiple teams covering various project areas including finance, governance, legal awareness, and project management. As an experienced grants specialist, I have demonstrated competency in compliance with grants-related policies and procedures, including grant design, implementation, and closure. I hold expert knowledge in USAID rules and regulations( including ADS 300, 301,302, 303, and 304 ) pertaining to financial management and grants procedures, procurement, monitoring and evaluating projects, as well as using key performance indicators to assess financial performance, assessing overall financial capacity, and providing staff training and capacity building. I also have expert knowledge in United States Government Financial management rules, with deep understanding of Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations 200 as well as Federal Acquisition Regulations. I was recognized for my work in financial and grants management by the National Grants Management Association (USA) and won the 2017 Newton Award recognizing outstanding and sustained leadership in the grants management field. I speak fluent English, Ga, Fante, and Twi.

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