Job Title: Grants Officer
Location: Accra, Ghana
Division: Economic Growth
- 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.
- 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.
Qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV either in PDF or Word format as one document to: email@example.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.
Note: Only finalists will be contacted
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