Senior Manager, Sub-Granting Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:           Senior Manager, Sub-Granting
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy Head,
Strategic Planning and Development
 Vacancy Code: SMX1
About Us:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit
organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health
specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity
Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John
Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary: The Senior
manager, Sub-granting (SMS) will oversee a growing Sub grants portfolio,
currently comprising of over 80 sub grants to local and international private
not-for- profit organizations (PNFPs), private for profit organizations (PFPs),
NGOs, CBOs, local governments and health units with a total annual value of
about US$17,000,000. The incumbent will supervise over 20 staff in the
Sub-granting Section which will provide key support to the Head, Strategic
Planning and Development in managing IDI sub-grants to a high standard of
quality and in meeting all the associated objectives and targets
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Manager, Sub- Granting will be tasked
with the development and supervision of Systems for Sub-granting: Ongoing
development or improvement of policies, procedures, manuals/SOPs (such as the
IDI Subgrantee Handbook and the sub-granting section of the IDI Grants
Manual)and templates tracking emerging subgrants management and compliance
issues and ensuring that the appropriate policies are routinely introduced or
modified in order to keep such systems relevant and responsive at all times
Determining and allocating appropriate team
roles and responsibilities related to IDI’s management of sub-grantees to fit
with IDI, funders and partners’ requirements
Solicitation & Selection of sub-grantees:
Development of justification and scope for partners and managing solicitation,
assessment, pre-award due diligence and selection of the most appropriate
partners; recommending suitable post-award risk management Negotiating subgrant
terms and conditions with appropriate creativity and proactivity to ensure that
contracting terms meet the mutual expectations of IDI, its funders and the
subgrantees and that they are conducive to good subgrantee performance as well
as to compliance with all requirements
Monitoring and tracking of sub-grantee
compliance and outputs: Continuously updating and enforcing systems (including
manual and electronic documentation) for regular tracking and follow-up of
partners’ financial and programmatic performance and compliance to IDI and
funder requirements; recommending on-going actions to ensure that IDPs and
funders’ objectives are met. Following up sub-grants audits, reviews and
monitoring reports to ensure that ail arising issues are promptly followed up
and resolved
Ensuring timely and accurate payments to
partners and providing constant support remotely or at subgrantee’s sites to
ensure that all bottlenecks to efficient programmatic and financial performance
are promptly dealt with so as to achieve optimum sub-grants performance
Coordinating all other units that support various aspects of sub grantee
management across the subgrants cycle eg audit and finance; developing a
comprehensive calendar of events to manage all this activity in a coherent,
unified manner as well as creating shared electronic and manual tools for
common access to shared information across these teams
Documentation: Leading continuous updates to
standard IDI documentation per IDI policy for the entire sub-granting cycle
including solicitation, contracting (including amendments) and ensuring that
all documentation requirements are consistently met, are of a good quality  and serve IDl’s and stakeholders’ best
Training & Capacity Building: Continuously
identifying partner training and capacity building needs; providing compliance-related
support and designing, and creating a training & capacity building
calendar; coordinating the delivery of appropriate training and capacity
building opportunities for the IDI sub-granting team as well as for subgrantee
General Team Leadership: Leading a team of about
twenty staff overseeing the IDI sub-granting function; setting performance
standards and targets for the team and leading and motivating the team to
achieve IDI’s sub- granting objectives
Routine and special reporting (as and when
needed) related to subgrants performance such as numbers and types of subgrantees,
expenditure rate and pipeline of sugbgrant funds, financial and administrative
compliance, programmatic performance, including the related KPIs; resolving all
arising issues and/or escalating them for further action

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’
Degree in any relevant field, including but not limited to finance, accounting/audit
and business management
Possession of a Master’s degree in a similar
field. A relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.
At least five years’ experience in sub-granting
for development programs
Prior grants management experience and
familiarity with US government (CDC, USAID, NIH, DOD) and other funder
regulations, procedures and requirements
Broad knowledge of international standards of
program design and delivery and of funder regulations (especially in a health
program context)
Proven ability to create and manage enduring
systems, especially related to managing sub-grants
Keen attention to detail and conscientiousness
in design and maintenance of systems, documentation and standards
Proven excellence in creative thinking and
collaborative problem-solving in a variety of management settings and with a
variety of stakeholders/ partners; ability to interact at the most senior corporate,
funder, community and local government levels
Experience training/developing others and
building capacity for sub-grantees
Excellent oral and written English skills and
high level of proficiency in using MS Excel tools
Excellent organizational and communication
skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a
fast-paced, dynamic environment
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their
updated CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present
position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three
(3) referees plus telephone contact to the following address. Please make sure
that your application letter , CV and certificates are attached as one document
and indicate the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline:  4th December 2017

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