Manager, Grants and Contracts NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:     Manager, Grants and Contracts
Organization: Infectious Diseases
Institute (IDI)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health
systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through
research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which
it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training,
Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a
partnership with the Makerere University- John Hopkins University Core Lab) and
Job Summary:  The Manager (Grants & Contracts) (MGC)
will support the corporate management of projects by managing the development
of project budgets, by monitoring and reporting financial performance of
individual grants/sub-contracts, by financial monitoring of grants in
aggregate, and by projecting future revenue. The MGC will manage training and
technical assistance related to grants management with special emphasis to
USAID. The MGC will be evaluated by the Senior Manager, Grants and Contracts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       The MGC will be part of
the Strategic Planning & Development team at IDI.
·       Manage the budget
development process for grant proposals.
·       Contribute to the
submission of grant applications.
·       Manage the negotiation,
finalization and extension of contracts and sub-contracts; with IDI as either
main or sub-contractor once an award has been made.
·       Track financial
performance of grants (including sub-contacts).
·       Prepare timely financial
reports, as required – ensuring excellence in reporting content and format;
produce the quarterly financial reports, monitor for all sub-grantees involved.
·       Present financial
information relating to grants at meetings.
·       Produce Key Performance
Indicators relating to grants.
·       Prepare financial
projections relating to grants.
·       Manage development and
implementation of grants management training courses in regards to USAID
guidelines for implementing partners.
·       Manage a consistent hard
copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information and
contracts (including sub-contracts) related to grants.
·       Respond to ad hoc issues
in post-contract management and support project managers in addressing any
financial issues relating to the USAID portfolio.
·       Any other duties
specified by the IDI Head of Strategic Planning & Development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as Finance, Accounting/audit,
Business or Commerce or general Business Administration
·       Master’s degree in a
similar relevant field will be an added advantage.
·       Sound understanding of
budget preparation processes
·       Advanced  analytical, evaluative and objective critical
thinking skills.
·       Superb organizational
skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects/implementing partners
simultaneously in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
·       Exceptional
communication skills – both oral and written.
·       Strong interpersonal
skills especially dealing with various stakeholders/implementing partners.
·       Proficiency in computer
systems including Microsoft applications; high level of skill in using MS-Excel
·       Experience in project
planning and management.
·       At least five (5) years’
professional work experience, with proven ability to interact effectively with
various stakeholders /funding agencies.
How to Apply:
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in
these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address,
present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of
three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address
(Email your application and CV to ).
Senior Human Resource Manager Infectious Diseases Institute – IDI Knowledge
Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere
University P. O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Key Notes:
·       IDI is an equal
opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at
any stage of the recruitment process
·       Make sure that your
application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
·       Indicate the Vacancy
Code as the subject for your email
·       Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
·       Any form of canvassing
will lead to automatic disqualification
Deadline: 24th January
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