Grants Manager USAID ICAN Project Careers – Abt Associates

Job Title:       Grants Manager
Organisation: Abt
Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s
Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Direct
of Finance, Compliance and Administration
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 Grants Manager will manage ICAN’s grants
program, assuring compliance with USAID regulations and generally accepted
standards, laws, and administrative policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Working closely with the project’s technical staff, define scopes of
    work for grantees to support ICAN’s technical objectives
  • Conduct grants solicitation and advertisements; design and prepare
    grant review guidelines for evaluators, including scoring formats; convene
    grant committee meetings; participate in negotiations with applicants,
    prepare the negotiation memoranda and awards
  • Oversee grants administration, compliance and implementation
    procedures, and ensure compliance with USAID procurement regulations and
    local laws
  • Develop and implement a grant tracking system to ensure the timely
    and correct execution of all grant agreements
  • Collaborate with the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) team
    to obtain required monitoring data and to support ongoing learning
  • Make periodic visits to the organizations and institutions that are
    executing projects supported by grants funds
  • Organize/provide ongoing support and training to strengthen grantee
    financial, management, and governance systems, as well as operational
    policies and manuals
  • Review invoicing from grantees and ensure that all payment requests
    are supported and justified by appropriate documentation
  • Facilitate the technical approval and payment of grantees
  • Ensure a successful and compliant close-out of grant activities
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Grants Manager USAID
    Project job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years
    of professional experience
  • At least four years of experience managing USAID grants
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • (8+) years of experience and a bachelor degree OR the equivalent
    combination of education and experience
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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