Grants Officer USAID Project Jobs – Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF)

Job Title:             Grants Officer
Organisation:  Uganda
Biodiversity Fund (UBF)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Programs Manager
About US:
The Uganda
Biodiversity Fund (UBF) is an independent Institution, ‘a Trust Fund’
established as a mechanism to provide sustainable financing for the
conservation of priority biodiversity and ecosystem services in Uganda. The
mission of UBF is: “to serve as a catalyst for mobilizing, managing and
channeling financial resources for biodiversity conservation and sustainable
use of natural resources in Uganda for the benefit of current and future
generations and the intrinsic value of nature”. UBF has been implementing
programmatic and management activities and undertaking financial transactions
since 2017.
Job Summary:   The Grants Officer (GO) will work in the
Programs Department focusing on implementation of the UBF Biodiversity Funding
Program through the Granting process.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Support grant-making process from start to
finish including:
·       
Giving
support to acquisition of proposals, proposal evaluation and shortlisting of
Sub-Grantees to be considered for grant awards
·       
Supporting
supervision of grant agreements with the grant recipients (grantees)
·       
Ensuring
compliance with UBF Grants Manual, USG and or other donors’ requirements, and
relevant policies and procedures.
·       
Monitoring
implementation of grantees’ projects to ensure achievement of goals and
objectives.
·       
Reviewing
and assessing submitted sub-awardee technical reports to ensure compliance; and
compiling periodic reports detailing grantee performance.
·       
Maintaining
an updated information system of on-going Sub-grants and ensuring effective
capture, storage and analysis of all relevant data, keeping all documentation
related to management of the grants accurate and up to date.
·       
Supporting
capacity building efforts targeting grantees
·       
Ensure
accurate grant close-out processes
·       
Any
other delegated activity.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
Grants Officer must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Biodiversity
Conservation, with postgraduate qualification in monitoring and evaluation or
grants management.
·       
A
minimum of five years’ experience in program and or project development and
management, plus targeted experience in M+E or grants management.
·       
Experience
working on donor-funded projects, preferably USAID.
·       
Demonstrated
skills in negotiating, coordinating and working with local institutions.
·       
Ability
to manage USAID grants agreements, and all required reporting requirements.
·       
Excellent
written and oral communication skills.
·       
Strong
interpersonal and analytical skills;
·       
Excellent
written and oral communication skills; ability to work as part of a team and
under pressure; advanced working knowledge of MS Office.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications with updated CVs including three work related
referees addressed to: The Executive Director through e-mail address
humanresource@ugandabiodiversityfund.org Please indicate the title of the Job
you are applying for in the Subject line of the Email.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Any applications submitted
after the deadline shall not be considered.
Deadline: 30th March 2020 by 3:00 PM.

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