Finance and Grants Officer USAID ICAN Project Jobs – Abt Associates

Job Title:       Finance and Grants Officer
Organisation: Abt
Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s
Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Team Lead – Kigezi
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an
international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who
provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training
services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project
funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).
About USAID ICAN Project:
Abt Associates is
implementing the USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and
Nutrition (ICAN) Activity, which will aim to sustainably enhance the resilience
of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor
households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and
strengthening community and local governance.
Job Summary:  The Finance and Grants Officer will support
the Kampala-based Finance, Compliance and Administration Director in the
management of finances, administration, and operations for the project within
Kigezi, and will support the Kampala-based Grants Manager to administer and
manage grants within Kigezi.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist the Regional Team Lead in managing finances of and processing
    payments within the Kigezi office
  • Advise, support and monitor financial management practices of ICAN
    subcontractors to ensure efficient use of ICAN resources
  • Provide capacity building for grantees in financial and
    administrative management
  • Maintain grants tracking tool to ensure payment requests for grant
    deliverables submitted are correctly paid. Work with Kampala-based Grants
    Manager and Accountant to ensure timely disbursement of funds to grantees
    to avoid disruption to activity implementation
  • Conduct periodic checks of grantee activities as part of ongoing
    process to ensure that grants are utilized as per grant agreement
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Finance and Grants Officer USAID Project
    job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in management, finance,
    accounting, or a related field and at least 4 years of professional
  • Experience with finance and/or grants
  • Experience working with USAID-funded programs highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and as a
    team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs of other team members
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational, and computer
  • English language fluency
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 10th August 2018
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