Grants Management Specialist USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Title:         Grants Management Specialist
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program
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.
Job Summary:  The Grants Management Specialist will
coordinate URC’s local organizations’ Non-US Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS)
assessment process, documenting the findings of assessments, and thereafter
leading capacity building efforts for the local organizations to mitigate and
address identified gaps, weaknesses and risk areas.  S/he will assess and document the ability of
prospective recipients to receive, perform and achieve the objectives of USG
awards in accordance with USG rules, regulations and cost principles
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In coordination with the local capacity
    building team, administer the URC Grants Management Manual assessment tool
    (NUPAS) on eligible local organizations, with special attention to the
    organizations’ sub-award management policies, procedures and structures;
  • Identify specific areas requiring
    improvement, clearly document identified weaknesses and design mechanisms
    to mitigate these identified weaknesses;
  • Develop materials and provide training
    and oversight to facilitate corrective action on the identified weaknesses
    and gaps;
  • Work with staff of potential
    organizations to develop workplans for continuous improvement and tracking
    mechanisms to address identified gaps;
  • Work with potential organizations staff
    to implement the agreed upon corrective measures, track progress and
    achieve agreed upon milestones in each area of sub-award management;
  • Prepare periodic reports on progress and
    update the Program Manager on achievements and progress against the agreed
    upon workplan and key indicators for each area.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Grants
    Management Specialist job placement must hold a Master’s Degree in
    Business, Management, Finance, Administration, or other related field.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant
    experience managing the financial and administrative components of grants,
    grants-under-contract, subcontracts, preferably in USG-funded programs in
    the health sector.
  • Specific experience with USAID
    contracting and grant mechanisms, with demonstrated knowledge of USAID
    financial and management systems, regulations, and reporting requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving
  • Proven ability to set priorities,
    multi-task, and work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to independently plan and
    execute tasks through teams while addressing daily management details and
    remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
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