Grants Manager – John Snow, Inc. – Kampala

Job Summary:
The Grants Manager is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda. S/he will be the point person for project grants management and administration, and will report to the Capacity Development Director. In addition to providing capacity development technical assistance to local the facilities, the new project will also provide small grants, which will further strengthen the capacity of the facilities. The grants will prioritize improvements in the health facilities’ service delivery. The Grants Manager position is contingent upon winning the award..

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead design of grants management program, including the project’s grants manual, granting process, partners’ scope of work based on assessed needs, etc;
Assist in pre-award activities for grant recipients including training and orientation, review of grantees’ applications, budgets, pre-award questionnaires, supporting documents, etc. and/or assisting in grant discussions and negotiations with counterparts;
Lead monitoring of grantee compliance with grant award terms and conditions, including reporting, working closely with designated staff from each regional team;
Along with regional staff and consultants, work with grantees to strengthen institutional capacity in finance and operations systems, compliance, and/or grant award management;
Participate in organizational capacity building assessments (OCA/NUPAS);and collegial relationship with grantees;
Review data in project grants database with uses the Salesforce platform to ensure grant information is captured accurately for the in-country grants portfolio;
Follow up with individual grantees not meeting content or timing of reporting requirements to confirm appropriate assistance and/or next steps;
Work with designated regional staff to review grantee work plans, reports, and other deliverables to ensure that they meet grant award requirements and work with project staff to improve reporting as needed;
Assist to identify issues in scope or budget necessitating award modifications strengthening plans for grantees within portfolio;
Assist in organizing grantee technical assistance and/or trainings in areas including finance, operations, compliance, organizational development, technical programming in the project’s focus areas, and/or monitoring & evaluation;
Travel to conduct regular site visits for award management, finance and operations, review of financial documents and/or donor compliance;
Participate in the development of institutional capacity building training curricula, other tools and materials for regional and in-country technical events such as assessments, workshops, trainings, etc.;
Provide training and technical assistance to grantee staff on project database reporting requirements and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Management, Finance, Public Health, International Development, or related field preferred
Five years of experience in grants management and/or programming;
Five years of experience working on USG-funded projects
PEPFAR funding and reporting, and/or public health programs;
Demonstrated experience in institutional capacity building and/or training;
Experience with US Government-funded projects and assistance rules and regulations;
Demonstrated knowledge of granting procedures, from grant start-up, award management, to close out preferably USAID rules and regulations;
Demonstrated capacity and experience in training and supervising project staff in grants management;
Demonstrated competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to implement procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members;
Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage various activities in a team setting with minimal supervision;
Strong time management/task prioritization skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Ugandan citizen.

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