USAID Project Jobs – Finance and Grants Manager at PATH

Job Title:      Finance and Grants Manager
Organisation: PATH
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Tracking Code: 7012
About US:
is an international non-profit organization that drives transformative innovation
to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We
accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics,
devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial
insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.
By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working
alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest
health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of
poor health.
About USAID Project:
implements the Advocacy for Better Health Project funded by USAID. The five
year project which begun in June 2014 aims to improve accessibility,
availability and quality of health and social services in 35 target districts.
The project empowers citizens to productively engage with duty bears for
improved accountability and service delivery.
Job Summary: The  Finance
and Grants Manager will be responsible for managing all financial and
administrative aspects of the USAID project, including budget development and
monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance, subaward management,
procurement, and logistics.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide leadership to finance and operations
    aspects of the project, including general administrative processes,
    financial management, sub award management, accounting, and logistics.
  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations
    systems with PATH policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation,
    award requirements, and Government of Uganda laws.
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets;
    monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets.
  • The incumbent will oversee and manage all sub
    award processes and grants programs under the project.
  • Offer technical support to local partners on
    financial compliance and reporting.
  • Manage project procurement processes.
  • Keenly review and approve recommendations for
    financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to
    executive management team.
  • Guide senior leadership regularly on
    financial and operations- related matters.
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly
    financial and accrual reports to USAID.
  • Manage and liaise with internal and external
    auditors in the review of project financial and administrative practices
    and records.
  • Manage a finance and operations team in
    charge of budgeting, financial reporting, accounting, administration and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID PATH Finance
    and Grants Manager should hold a Master’s Degree or higher in accounting,
    finance, business administration or related field is required.
  • Professional accounting certifications i.e. ACCA,
    ICSA, CIMA, or ACA will be added advantage
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant
    experience in financial management, including five years overseeing the
    finance and operations of large and complex USAID-funded projects.
  • At least five years’ experience in managing
  • Significant experience building capacity in
    financial management and organizational development of community-based
    organizations and implementing partners.
  • Comprehensive and breadth of management
    expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, interpersonal
    skills, and professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the
  • Working knowledge in generally-accepted
    accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting
    software systems and database spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with USAID,
    implementing partners, institutions at the national and regional level,
    local nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and depth
    and breadth of financial management expertise.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Familiarity with US Government rules and
    regulations is required.
  • Proven ability to work independently and
    manage a high volume work flow
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of
    Microsoft Office Suite or comparable professional software
    package—specific competence in the use of word processing, presentation,
    email and calendaring software required.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates who desire to join PATH in the
aforementioned capacity should apply online by clicking on the web link below.
Deadline: 19th February, 2016
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