Grants Manager, Promoting Market Systems, Innovation and Resilience (PREMIER) (m/f)


TechnoServe is recruiting a Grants Manager, Promoting Market Systems, Innovation and Resilience (PREMIER) (m/f), to be based in Nampula, Mozambique.
  • Program Overview: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) anticipates funding the five-year Promoting Market Systems, Innovation and Resilience (PREMIER) activity in Mozambique. The PREMIER activity will facilitate the development of an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable market system to boost agriculture-led economic growth in the Nacala corridor of northern Mozambique. The activity will use a market systems approach and will focus on minimizing barriers that disadvantage the vulnerable, women and youth and exclude them from economic opportunities within the agriculture sector. This activity is anticipated to cover a combination of staple and high value crops
  • The activity will implement solutions including:
  • Enhancing access to finance across sectors for the rural poor and SMEs
  • Enhancing risk mitigation management
  • Building the capacity of smallholder producers and agribusinesses
  • Increasing incomes for smallholder farmers
  • Establishing strong and transparent relationships between actors
  • Expanding employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, especially for youth and women
  • TechnoServe seeks an experienced Grants Manager for an anticipated agricultural development program in Mozambique
  • Please note that this opportunity is contingent upon donor award
  • Manage the administration of grants and related procurement processes
  • Lead the design of a Grants Manual
  • Develop criteria for recipients of grants
  • Monitor the performance of sub-awardees and compliance, including conducting monitoring visits
  • Provide technical assistance to sub-awardees to support their compliance and optimal performance
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years of experience or a Master’s degree and 5 years of experience in Business Administration, Finance, Law or other relevant field
  • At least 7 years’ professional experience in grants or contracts management for a large-scale, complex international development assistance program
  • Proven experience making recommendations on the scope, duration and amount of grants
  • Knowledge of USAID grant regulations
  • Prior work experience in countries in Southern Africa. Experience working in Mozambique
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a grant management role for a program using a market systems development approach.
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese required
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze grantee reports for compliance and make recommendations to strengthen performance
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills and good computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to anticipate demand and manage multiple tasks and projects while meeting tight deadlines
  • Understanding of capacities and constraints of smallholder farming and agribusiness development
  • Strong private sector market orientation, entrepreneurial and innovative thinker
  • Results-oriented, with demonstrated experience achieving project targets
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Detail orientation, including strong organizational, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage a high-volume workflow, with minimal supervision
  • Proven team player with strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other administrative applications
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise at least 3 mid- and senior-level staff. Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams desired
Perfil da empresa

  • TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.
  • Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.

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  • Publicado 28.10.2021
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