Grants Management Officer NGO Job Careers – ChildFund International

Job Title:     Grants Management Officer
Organisation: ChildFund
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programs
& Sponsorship Director
About US:
For over seventy
years globally, ChildFund International has been providing help to deprived,
excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives
and opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting
and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose
individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing
the worth and rights of children.
Job Summary:  The Grants Management Officer supports the
execution of ChildFund International’s grant acquisition and management
strategy and serves as a country office resource providing guidance and
oversight on effective on scope, on time and on budget implementation of the
CO’s grants portfolio. The Grants Management Officer handles issues related to
the fiscal, administration and regulatory management of grants and contracts
from award receipt through closeout. The position works to strengthen the grant
execution capacity of the Co. The position works closely with the Global Grant
Management Team at 10 to provide post award services in managing grants and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participates in award start-up meetings with donors and grant staff
    to gain full understanding of the criteria and requirements necessary to
    manage each award ang refines operational policies and procedures relevant
    for effective and efficient management of grants, contracts and sub-awards
  • Monitors Country Office capability to execute grant/ contract
    activities, including timely execution of deliverables, authorizations,
    and payments, as well as management of advances to sub-awardees
  • Monitors and assure the smooth and complete flow of financial
    records from the field to the main office for timely recording of grant
    expenses. Collaborates with the Finance Team in ensuring grant financial
    reports are generated in a timely manner and donor reports are
  • prepared and submitted on time.
  • Leads the Country Office in developing remedial action plans to
    correct deficiencies in the execution of grants and contracts portfolio.
  • Provides technical assistance on organizational grant management
    standards and procedures and donor regulations for project planning and
    close-out phases of grant implementation.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper organizational registration in an
    ERP system of all newly funded grants/ contracts at Country level
  • Collaborates with the Assurance Team in preparation
  • of grant reviews and post-review findings that implicate granes
    management and compliance
  • Ensures the proper use of an ERP system to record grant activity
    from award to project close-out.
  • Assist Project Implementation Teams organize Project close-out
    workshops .
  • Strengthens the capacity of the CO to apply Project Management
    standards and skills

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the ChildFund Grants Management Officer job
    placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics
    or a related field or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • At least five to seven years of experience managing overseeing the
    full grant lifecycle of a funded grant, co-operative agreement or
  • Strong analytical skills including successfully performing financial
    reviews, determination of responsibility, and other forms of quantitative
  • Demonstrated experience in managing budgets and cost projections.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating capacity
    building program/training coaching and/ or mentoring project staff in the
    basics of grant management.
  • Demonstrated experience of donor rules and regulations, especially
    the USG regulatory environment
  • Prior experience working in the development sector
  • Demonstrated diplomacy in building relationships, working
    collaboratively within a growing organization, and within broader external
  • Experience with US government (USAID, USDOS, USDOL) on implementing
    grants, Cooperative agreements and/or contracts strongly preferred.
  • Certification from a reputable service provider in
  • Project Management (PMP, PMD) is preferred
  • Strong knowledge and skills of Word, Advanced Excel skills, Power
    Point, Visio, Project, and Adobe.
  • Prior experience working with Salesforce and SharePoint is a plus.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae,
academic and professional papers and names of three professional referees with
their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The Country Director, ChildFund
International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda Email: OR
Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road
P.O. Box 3341, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 25th September 2019
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