ChildFund International NGO Career Placement – Grants Coordinator

Organization: ChildFund
International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Programmes
Director
About ChildFund:
For over seventy years,
ChildFund International has provided support to deprived, excluded and
vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and
opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and
positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals
and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and
rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centred change that will
ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth
who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making
processes within their communities.
Job Summary: The Grants
Coordinator will be responsible for providing leadership for Grant acquisition
and management, strengthen systems and tools in the areas of NO grants
compliance and administration. He /she will also build NO execution capability
for strategic grants and contracts, focusing on compliance with organizational
and donor policies, procedures and regulations, as well as risk mitigation. The
incumbent will manage the grants implementation and strategic support for
monitoring, capacity building of local partners’ Grant Acquisition and Management
efforts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer
    the National Office’s Grant Acquisition and Management efforts to increase
    grant portfolio.
  • Actively
    coordinate the drafting and presentation of proposals, operational and
    financial reports in collaboration with the relevant Program and Finance
    staff; ensure best practice is communicated, followed and shared in all
    aspects of grants management.
  • Responsible
    for the coordination with all relevant departments to ensure the
    integration of Local partners’ participation and accountability in
    effective and efficient grant project management; ensures the LPs GAM
    capacity developed through providing technical and capacity building
    support.
  • Technically
    support management in maintaining efficient donor relationships, provides
    appropriate and timely feedback to ensure management are fully informed of
    grant project progress and success with all new and existing donors.
  • Responsible
    for project implementation to meet institutional donor requirements and in
    accordance with ChildFund, donor, country and international standards;
    establishes and maintains appropriate systems and procedures to ensure
    compliance with donor contracts.
  • Oversee
    the monitoring and evaluation of grants projects in collaboration with
    Finance and implementing partners; ensuring budgets are spent according to
    donor proposals and regulations and within the appropriate timeframe and
    advising management on required changes or actions.
  • Manages
    the preparation and submission of donors’ and other stake holders’
    required reports, liaising with internal stakeholders and as necessary
    with local partners and ensuring all requirements and deadlines are met,
    are produced to a high standard, comply with guidelines, deadlines,
    contracts and other donor requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a MA Degree in Economics, International Development
    or closely related discipline.
  • At
    least ten (10) years hands-on experience in program management in general
    and at a minimum of three years with a specific focus on grants management
    in an International NGO
  • Proven
    experience in developing winning proposals and managing grants from major
    donors – USAID, EU, DFID, USAID, SIDA, Ireland Aid and/or others in
    Uganda, with clear understanding of the various stages of the grant
    lifecycle including pre-award review, grant progress monitoring, and award
    closure.
  • Proven
    experience in designing and facilitating capacity building
    program/training, coaching and/or mentoring project staff in the basics of
    grant management.
  • Possess
    the ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision, within a
    matrix management structure, and with strict deadlines.
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of major donors’ requirements, applicable local
    regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Proven
    excellent communication, networking, presentation, public speaking and
    interpersonal skills.
  • Possess
    the ability to manage multi-disciplinary team for a successful achievement
    of project objectives.
  • Highly
    organized, detail-oriented, team player, self-starter and results-
    oriented individual Strong computer skills, with familiarity in using
    Microsoft Office suite applications (particularly Word and PowerPoint).
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and
professional papers and names of three work related Referees with their Email/
daytime telephone contacts to:
The National Director,
ChildFund International, P.O Box 3342 Kampala, Uganda via Email:
hr@uganda.childfund.org   
OR Hand deliver to ChildFund
National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road.
Deadline: 30th January 2015 by 5PM
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