Vacancy

Grants Officer (m/f)

DAI

DAI is recruiting a Grants Officer (m/f), to be based in Pemba, Mozambique.
Description
  • DAI is an international consulting firm headquartered in the United States with branch offices in Mozambique. DAI is accepting CVs from candidates for a Grants Officer for the USAID Office of Transitions Initiatives (OTI)-funded Mozambique program
  • The Grants Officer will report to the Deputy Chief of Party-Operations (DCOP-Ops) and will work closely with the program’s Program Development Officers. The Grants Officer will provide support during the entire activity life-cycle to include: leading grantee selection and vetting process, review of activity budgets during program design; financial monitoring and financial report review for cost reimbursable grant instruments; and financial reconciliation during activity close-down. The Grants Officer position will be based in Pemba, Mozambique. This is a local hire position and applicants must have the legal right to work in Mozambique
Duties
  • Lead pre-award responsibility determinations
  • Develop and analyze budgets for allowability, allocability, reasonableness and consistency for proposed activities in coordination with the proposed local partners
  • Negotiate, justify, and seek supervisor approval for salary rates for local partner personnel and independent consultant agreements
  • Draft all grant agreements for signature by the Chief of Party or her designee and ensure that all associated documentation has been completed by the relevant parties
  • Co-lead activity kick-off meetings with the assigned Program Development Officer
  • Ensure that the subsequent grant agreements and associated paperwork accurately reflect approved activities. (Ensure that all grant activities are properly documented in in the grant files from the start of implementation to the grant close-down)
  • Monitor the grant financials to ensure that grant expenditures are in accordance with the grant ceilings. Take proactive steps to ensure compliance and prepare activity modifications as required
  • Monitor the implementation of each activity, both through site visits and regular communication with grantees
  • Provide regular updates for staff on grant implementation
  • Draft grant-related correspondence (letters of receipt, rejection letters, close-out letters etc.)
  • Input information into and ensure accuracy of project Activity Database and DAI management systems
  • Other duties as assigned by the DCOP-Ops that is consistent with the overall focus of the assignment
Requisites
  • University degree in Political Science, Business Administration, or related field
  • Minimum four years of professional experience in grants or award management or related field
  • Relevant experience working in or with civil society, government, the private sector, donor-funded projects, or international organizations in a related role preferred
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office suite) required
  • Experience with grants or small grants under contract programs preferred
  • Networks in Palma and Mocímboa da Praia Districts desirable
  • Fluency in one of the local languages of Cabo Delgado, such as Mwani, Makua, Makonde, or Swahili
  • English and Portuguese language skills required
Notes
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Indicate the source of this job post: emprego.co.mz
  • CVs should be no longer than three pages, Times New Roman font, size 12. Candidates should demonstrate they have understood the requirements by respecting them
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
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  • Published 14.02.2020
  • Expires 21.02.2020
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