Grants Manager


DAI is recruiting a Grants Manager, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • The Grants Manager is responsible for the development, management and implementation of SPEED+ grant activities
  • S/he will ensure the project’s grants program complies with USAID rules and grants-under-contract regulations, as well as DAI’s Grants Manual and other related policies and procedures
  • Work closely with Portfolio Managers to design the SPEED+ grants program and select appropriate grant instruments to best support work plan activities
  • Draft and issue Annual Program Statements (APS) and Request for Applications (RFAs), as needed
  • Conduct evaluation process for grant applications to include the initial screening, formation of the selection committee, and cost analysis
  • Conduct pre-award responsibility determinations
  • In coordination with Portfolio Manager, participate in fine tuning grant applications to ensure activities meet program objectives
  • Negotiate grant terms and budgets with prospective grantees
  • Prepare grant agreement for signature by the Chief of Party and ensure all associated documentation has been prepared
  • Monitor grantee performance closely to ensure that deliverables, milestones, and expectations are met and are of high quality
  • Provide financial oversight for all grant activities
  • Ensure that accrued grant liabilities are accurately tracked and payments are processed on a timely basis
  • Prepare grant-related correspondence
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to make sure grantee work and successes are accurately captured in the program’s regular reporting (monthly, quarterly, annual, newsletters)
  • Formally close-out each grant in accordance with instructions outlined in the SPEED+ Grants Manual
  • Update SPEED+ Grants Manual, as needed
  • Maintain hard- and soft-copy grant files
  • Provide ad hoc support to technical components in the areas of procurement, logistics and event planning/coordination related to program-wide activity implementation, as needed
  • Other tasks consistent with the above position description as assigned by the Director of Finance and Operations
  • B.A. Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent is preferred
  • Three to five years of experience in related role required. Progressive experience in grants at the mid-level of an organization is preferred
  • Experience implementing grants for USAID projects, required
  • Knowledge of the U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), and USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) is required
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills; provides sound business judgement and contractual oversight
  • Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to take initiative and be proactive in designing a grants program
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite, and other relevant software
  • Must have English and Portuguese language proficiency, verbal and written
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
  • Interested candidates must submit their CV in English
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
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  • Publicado 21.02.2018
  • Expira 26.02.2018
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