Creative Associates Job Vacancy

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Job Title: Grants Officer
Location: Accra, Ghana
Division: Economic Growth

Position Summary

  • The Grants Officer will report to the Lead Grants Manager and for 20% of his/her time s/he will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director, based in Abuja, Nigeria
  • The Grants Officer will also provide support in all monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Grants Officer will report to Lead Grants Manager based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review sub-grantees’ liquidation and financial reports and provide summaries to the projectТs Lead Grants Manager on a monthly basis;
  • Implement procedures and templates to be used for formulating, negotiating, executing, monitoring, and closing grants according to USAID regulations and the projectТs Grants Manual;
  • Provide mentoring support to strengthen and improve sub-granteesТ management capacity for improved performance;
  • Administer petty cash operations, and provide accountability and reporting in full compliance with USAID and Creative standards;.
  • Assist Field office staff in cash disbursement of items paid in petty cash and submitting expense report periodically;
  • Ensure quality and streamlined data entry from grantees into Creative corporate web-based MEL platform MEDAL (Monitoring and Evaluation Database for Adaptive Learning);
  • Ensure that grantees submit reports within the agreed time schedule;
  • Monitor grantee to ensure compliance with USAID regulations, Grants Manual and the content of sub-agreement;
  • Responsible for maintaining grant files and ensuring they stay up-to-date;
  • Support project audits, grantorТs audit, or monitoring visits;.
  • Responsible for entering and maintaining Trade Hub online System for the Management of Activities, Reporting and Tracking (SMART) for sub-grantees;
  • Support the Lead Grants Manager in enforcing and maintaining policies for grant processes;
  • Conduct project site visits to collect quantitative and qualitative data; including site visits for secondary verification of data results; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School Diploma is required, Bachelor’s Degree or professional Accounting / Financial qualification is preferred;
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in grant management, including disbursements and reporting and four years of general experience.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills;
  • Have a good computer literacy;
  • Understanding of cost-share and/or leveraging preferred; and
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial administration, budget and cost control management is essential;
  • Knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred;
  • Ability to analyze data and suggest areas of improvement

Application Deadline:  30th April, 2020.

To Apply
Qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV either in PDF or Word format as one document to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only finalists will be contacted


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