Grants and Administration Manager Career Opportunity – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Project Name: Resilient
Efficient Agribusiness Chains (REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
expertise.
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary:  The Grants and Administration Manager will be
responsible for ensuring an efficient grant application and management system
is operational, that is consistent with IFDC’s and DGIS’ policies. The
incumbent will be responsible for monitoring grant implementation from award to
utilization and closing/evaluation. S/he is also responsible for all
administrative issues including procurement, HR, IT, equipment and facilities.
S/he will be supported by an Office Assistant, Procurement Officer and a Grants
and Admin Officer.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will review and improve the
    grants manual in line with IFDC and DGIS’ policies.
  • Review grant applications and ensure
    adherence to application standards/requirements and procedures.
  • Regularly monitor grant implementation for
    compliance requirements and ensure the establishment and documentation of
    outcome reporting measures,
  • Providing an efficient and up-to-date
    process for tracking grant payments and contribution/match funding from
    public and private sector.
  • The incumbent will manage the
    administration team including Procurement Officer, Admin and Grants
    Officer.
  • Offer support in the development of
    contracts for service providers, partners and consultants.
  • Perform HR functions including staff
    contracts, staff file management, and management of appraisal system.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Grants and Administration Manager
    career opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business
    Administration, Commerce, Finance or other related field.  Possession of a Master’s degree (MBA)
    will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience
    supervising grant administration staff; demonstrated ability to select,
    train, motivate, and inspire staff while holding them accountable for
    their performance
  • At least three years’ experience in office
    management
  • Ability to work effectively as a team
    leader and collaboratively as part of a team and a desire to achieve, and
    lead others toward excellence
  • A minimum of three years’ experience using
    grants management software
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and
    written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail, strong project
    management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks
    and maintain composure under demanding conditions
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by clicking
on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and Apply.
Deadline: 3rd October,
2016
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