Grants Manager Job Opportunity – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:       Grants Manager
Organization: John Snow, Inc
Funding Source: US
Department of State Office for Global AIDS Coordination (OGAC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Regional Manager
About JSI:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of
individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial
assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in
100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international
offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.
About DREAMS-IC Project:
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is implementing the Dreams
Innovation Challenge (DREAMS-IC) Project, funded by the US Department of State
Office for Global AIDS Coordination (OGAC).
Job Summary: The Grants
Manager will provide a range of grants management support for the project,
implemented in 10 countries in Africa. The Grants Manager will be the point
person in-country for project grants management and administration with a focus
on institutional strengthening.
Key Duties and
Grants Management:
Work in close coordination with US-based Deputy
Director of Finance and Grants Manager(s), assist in pre-award activities for
grant recipients including review of grantees’ applications, budgets, pre-award
questionnaires, supporting documents, etc. and/or assisting in grant
discussions and negotiations with in-country grantee counterparts;
Ensure thorough familiarity with grant award
documents for portfolio of up to 6 grantees in-country;
Regularly monitor grantee compliance with grant
award terms and conditions, including reporting;
Work closely with grantees to strengthen
institutional capacity in finance and operations systems, compliance, and/or
grant award management;
Actively participate in organizational capacity
building assessments for grantees;
Actively cultivate an excellent and collegial
relationship with grantee staff;
Review data in project grants database with uses
the Salesforce platform to ensure grant information is captured accurately for
the in-country grants portfolio;
Respond to US office queries for follow-up with
grantees for rapid turnaround;
Follow up with individual grantees not meeting
content or timing of reporting requirements to confirm appropriate assistance
and/or next steps;
Review grantee workplans, reports, and other
deliverables to ensure that they meet grant award requirements and work with
grantees to improve reporting as needed;
Assist to identify issues in scope or budget
necessitating award modifications throughout the life of the grant award;
Assist in grant award start-up, monitoring, and
close out activities;
Travel to regional project launch or other
Grantee Capacity Strengthening:
Assist to identify technical assistance needs
and develop capacity strengthening plans for grantees within portfolio;
Assist in organizing grantee technical
assistance and/or trainings in areas including finance, operations, compliance,
organizational development, technical programming in the project’s focus areas,
and/or monitoring & evaluation;
Travel to conduct regular site visits for award
management, finance and operations, review of financial documents and/or donor
Actively participate in the development of
institutional capacity building training curricula, other tools and materials
for regional and in-country technical events such as assessments, workshops,
trainings, etc.;
Provide training and technical assistance to
grantee staff on project database reporting requirements and procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Management, Finance, Public
Health, International Development, or related field preferred.
At least four years’ experience in grants
management and/or programming.
A minimum of three years’ experience working on
USG-funded projects, PEPFAR funding and reporting, and/or public health
Broad interest in and experience in
organizational or individual capacity building and/or training.
Previous experience with US Government-funded
projects and assistance rules and regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of granting procedures,
from grant start-up, award management, to close out.
Experience with complex partner arrangements,
for example third tier subawards preferred.
Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and
manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet
deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to
implement procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively
with team members.
Ability to work independently, take initiative
and manage various activities in a team setting with minimal supervision.
Strong time management/task prioritization
Excellent oral and written English communication
skills. Foreign language skills a plus.
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in
Excel, MSWord and Windows
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join JSI
Research & Training Institute  in the
aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link
Deadline: 5th September
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