PEPFAR/USAID Project Jobs – Grants Manager at WEI/Bantwana

Job Title:   Grants Manager
Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
USAID’s Better
Outcomes for Children and Youth Project
  Jinja, Uganda
WEI/Bantwana Initiative is a
Non-Governmental Organization that helps families and children orphaned and
made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the comprehensive support and care they
need to grow into healthy adults.
USAID Project:
The Bantwana Initiative of World
Education is implementing the USAID’s Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in
Eastern and Northern Uganda program—a $24.5 million program with a large sub
grant component. The Program is being implemented across 13 districts in
Eastern and Northern Uganda. Better Outcomes works with families, communities,
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Local Government and the private sector to
address the long-term, comprehensive needs of vulnerable children and families
through improved OVC service delivery.
Job Summary: The Grants
Manager will provide overall leadership and support in the management of all
the partner grants to ensure appropriate spending in accordance with
partnership agreements and grant regulations and guidelines.
Key Duties and
  • Assist the Finance Director in all grants
    management, contract management, and compliance aspects of the program;
  • Regularly review grants invoices and
    accountability and provide capacity building activities related to
    financial tasks of grantees.
  • Make sure that all consortia grants are
    well administered (including maintenance of comprehensive grant files) and
    implemented in compliance with the relevant donor regulations and
    WEI/Bantwana procedures.
  • In charge of monitoring of all grantees to
    ensure the proper implementation of sub-grant activities.
  • Organize grant monitoring meetings with
    partners to ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with the
    WEI/Bantwana and relevant donor regulations, to ensure strong financial
    management, to ensure the proper operational openings and closings of grants,
    and to ensure monitoring and evaluation of programmatic progress.
  • Manage the grant close out and
    modifications procedures
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    the Finance Director / management.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID OVC
    Project Grants Manager placement should hold a first degree in Finance or
    related field;
  • Possession of professional accounting
    qualification will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of six or more years’ experience
    working on large project and experience with USAID funded
    programs/projects necessary, particularly experience with USAID grants
  • Experience with accounting software,
    preferably Quickbooks
  • Possess a high standard of personal and
    professional integrity
  • Willingness to work as a team member,
    taking on additional tasks as needed to ensure the overall success of the
  • High level of attention to detail, ability
    to multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure
    and in a culturally sensitive environment
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to Apply via
E-mail only be sending an updated CV and cover letter to: Hiring Manager at
NB: Please clearly include
name and title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the
nd May, 2015

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