3 USAID RHITES-EC Grants Officer Job Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:       Grants Officer (3 Job Careers)
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Grants Manager
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and childe development services.
Job Summary: The Grants
Officer will work closely with the Grants team to manage grants provided to
health units supported by the project. This includes the accurate maintenance
of a tracking record of grantee expenditures and advances, reviewing grantees’
financial reports, building financial management capacity among grantees,
ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and orienting grantees on
sub-grant requirements.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Work collaboratively with other members of the
grants management team to develop and implement grants management systems.
·        
Conduct financial reviews and project audits
processes of grantees to ensure compliance with donor requirements
·        
Follow up on accountabilities from sub-grantees
in a timely manner to necessitate processing of additional funding.
·        
Work closely with the Finance team in developing
plans/budgets for the financial needs of sub grantees.
·        
Work collaboratively with the other grants
management team members in overseeing sub-grant functions and coordinate
preparation of grant agreements, monitoring of grant periods and close out of
the sub-grant awards.
·        
Work closely with other URC SUSTAIN staff
members in developing and carrying out annual work plans.
·        
Keenly review liquidation reports from
sub-grantees.
·        
Prepare sub- grantee reports and submitted them
the Grants Manager, Finance & Admin Director and to the URC Headquarters.
·        
Ensure budgetary controls of grantees and
provide technical assistance to recipients, as required by the program.
·        
Implement policies and procedures around the
administration and monitoring of grants, and procedures designed to comply with
donor regulations.
·        
Work closely with the members of the grants
management team to put in place a consistent- hard copy / electronic filing
structure and system for financial information and contracts related to grants.
·        
Provide mentoring and training to sub-grantees/
building financial management capacity of sub-grantees.
·        
Work closely with the Program Managers to meet
program goals.
·        
Ensure proper interpretation and application of
donor procedures and regulations.
·        
Provide support in tracking and reporting of
financial performance of grants.
·        
Work closely with Grants management team to
establish tools to track supervision visits to partners and provide necessary
updates to technical teams.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned 
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Grants
Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting,
Management, or other relevant field.
·        
Professional accounting qualifications i.e.
Level 2 ACCA or CPA
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in the
grants management for CSO’s and CBO’s and or large donor-funded development
programs (USAID desirable).
·        
Comprehensive knowledge of US Government cost
accounting and procurement procedures.
·        
Excellent writing, computer, management and
organizational skills.
·        
Ability to independently plan and execute
complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized
and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda
for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for
this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send an updated CV/Résumé, cover letter and
completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here
and send to: to HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 21st
October, 2016
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