Manager: Grants Management Job Placement – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Job Title:       Manager: Grants Management
Organisation: The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive
About OSIEA:
The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus
will be on pastoralism, land tenure governance, food systems and market access,
governance and anti-corruption climate change and a fair investment framework.
The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant
democracies in the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing
together diverse civil society leaders and groups. The Open Society Initiative
for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) is implementing the health and rights program which
advances health rights in the region and current areas of focus include
maternal health, harm reduction, palliative care, access to medicines, and
health rights of marginalized populations.
Job Summary: The Manager:
Grants Management will play a focal role in ensuring effective management of
grant making process, build capacity and strengthen systems to improve grant
making process and enhance integrity and accountability in grant making.
Key Duties and
  • Grants Management: Oversee and
    act as OSIEA’s expert of the grant making process which includes grants
    applications, documentation and timely submission of grant reports: manage
    all consultancy contracts: ensure compliance with government regulations
    and OSIEA requirements on all grant applications; review grants proposals
    and supporting documents for
  • Training and capacity building:
    Prepare and deliver external trainings for OSIEA grantees on grants
    management and compliance; identify professional development and training
    opportunities for OSIEA staff in grants making; undertake internal
    trainings for OSIEA staff on grants management systems.
  • Project management: Co-ordinate
    programs in reviewing eligibility assessment of prospective grantees;
    ensure that the grants review and award process is in line with OSIEA
    grants policies and procedures; support programs in the review of
    financial internal audit reports.
  • General management: Provide
    leadership for the Grants Unit; manage and coach staff for improved
  • Grant policy making: Formulate
    and review grant policies and procedures; assist in managing fraud and
    implementing whistle blowing policy and protocol.
  • Grant monitoring & evaluation:
    Design and execute grantee monitoring processes, including conducting
    assessments and site visits; collecting and analysing data, documenting
    results, identifying and discussing implications; proactively interprete
    and assess grantee gaps, provide technical assistance as necessary.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    an advanced degree in a relevant field such as Accounting, Finance,
    Project Management and Business Administration.
  • At least ten years of related work
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    current regional regulations related to grant making.
  • Good understanding of accounting
    procedures and processes in the management of projects.
  • Knowledge of grants management software
    and should possess information technology skills.
  • Ability to design and implement effective
    workflow processes and procedures.
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and
    capacity to think strategically.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and
    effectively with a diverse array of people.
  • Team spirit and respectful working and
    decision-making style.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability
    to pay close attention to detail.
  • Integrity, diplomacy and professionalism
    will be essential.
  • Willingness to travel as needed
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated resumes and cover letters to
Deadline: 24th
February 2017

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