Grants Manager Job at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Job Title: Grants Manager
Reports to: Project Manager
Organisation: The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)
Location: Entebbe, Uganda
About UVRI:
The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit the following personnel on a one year contract to be renewed depending on the availability of funds. The position is based at Entebbe.
Job Summary: To ensure that the terms and conditions of award are adhered to and that the UVRI is responsive to relevant USG and GOU regulations. The incumbent will also coordinate all Cooperative agreement actions between CDC and UVRI.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Coordinate all the CDC funded Cooperative agreements to ensure that service delivery meets donor requirements.
·         Coordinate the development and review of Grant applications
·         Track grant expenses and ensure that they are correctly allocated to the relevant grants
·         Review all grant procurement requisition to ensure that they are all adequately matched and are in line with the terms of the award.
·         Work as the point person for CDC/USG on all grant requests that require project officer’s approval
·         Review all grant documents from CDC and ensure compliance to grant conditions, review all contractual documents for sub-grantee including MoUs, Actions Plans and approved budgets to ensure compliance with the Terms and conditions of the prime award.
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Required Knowledge:
·         HHS grants policy statement
·         USG grants monitoring
·         USG funding and procurement regulations
·         Other procurement best practices
Required Experience:
·         2 – 4 years’ experience in grants management for an international organization
·         Experience in financial and procurement management systems in an NGO setting
·         Experience in program performance monitoring and evaluation.
Academic Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business administration and Development Studies
·         A master’s degree in the relevant field would be desirable.
Skills and Attitude Required:
·         Knowledgeable about the PPDA rules and regulations
·         Knowledgeable about the current M& E trends in a public health service delivery organization.
·         Ability to work in a team-oriented and multi-cultural environment
·         Effective oral and written communication
·         Self-driven with a high sense of quality, efficiency and dedication

How to Apply:
Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below;
The position has an attractive and competitive salary. More information available on request.
The Director,
Uganda Virus Research Institute
P.O.Box 49 Entebbe.
Or hand delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 30th November, 2012
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