Grants and Finance Officer USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organization:  University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to:
Grants Manager
About US:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC) 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.
About the Project:
The Quality and
Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC that has implemented quality
improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and
continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in
countries around the world. With the RHITES-N Acholi Project (Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda – Acholi), USAID will
continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) efforts to improve
access to and use of health services in the country’s post-conflict northern
region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on USAID investments and
national advances to increase access to and use of high-quality integrated
services that accelerate the ability and capacity to respond to the specific
health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region, leveraging the URC-ASSIST
project successes.
Job Summary: 
The Grants and Finance Officer will work closely
with the Grants and Operations Manager to manage Grants Under Contracts (GUCs),
sub-contractors and other contractual arrangements supported by the project as
well as support the Finance department unit operations. This includes the
accurate maintenance of a tracking record of grantee expenditures and advances,
reviewing grantees financial reports, building financial management capacity,
ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations and orienting grantees on
sub-grant requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       
Work
collaboratively with other members of the grants management team to develop and
implement grants management systems.
·       
Carry
out the financial reviews and project audits processes of grantees to ensure
compliance with donor requirements
·       
Follow
up on accountabilities from sub-grantees in a timely manner to necessitate
processing of additional funding.
·       
Work
closely with the Finance team in developing plans/budgets for the financial
needs of sub grantees.
·       
Work
collaboratively with the other grants management team members in overseeing
sub-grant functions and coordinate preparation of grant agreements, monitoring
of grant periods and close out of the sub-grant awards.
·       
Work
closely with other URC USAIDS RHITES N staff members in developing and carrying
out annual work plans.
·       
Review
liquidation reports from sub-grantees.
·       
Prepare
sub-grantee reports and submit them to the Grants Manager, Finance & Admin
Director and to the URC Headquarters.
·       
Ensure
budgetary controls of grantees and provide technical assistance to recipients,
as required by the program.
·       
Implement
policies and procedures around the administration and monitoring of grants, and
procedures designed to comply with donor regulations.
·       
Work
closely with the members of the grants management team to put in place a consistent-
hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information
and contracts related to grants.
·       
Provide
mentoring and training to sub-grantees/ building financial management capacity
of sub-grantees.
·       
Work
collaboratively with the Program Managers to meet program goals.
·       
Ensure
proper interpretation and application of donor procedures and regulations.
·       
Provide
support in tracking and reporting of financial performance of grants.
·       
Work
closely with Grants management team to establish tools to track supervision
visits to partners and provide necessary updates to technical teams.
·       
Perform
other duties as assigned



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting,
Management, or other relevant field.
·       
Level 2
ACCA or CPA completed.
·       
At least
five (5) years of experience in the grants management for CSOs and CBOs and/or
large donor-funded development programs (USAID desirable).
·       
In-depth
knowledge of US Government cost accounting and procurement procedures.
·       
Excellent
writing, computer, management and organizational skills.
·       
Ability
to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily
management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines
and strategy.
Note: Only
candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without
a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below
You must upload your
CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your
application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee
Biographical Data Sheet, Download
Here
 as well. 
Due to the large
number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required
experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone
calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of
public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future
opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your
interest.
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