Jobs at:RTI International
Deadline of this Job:
26 July 2022
Date Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Organization Overview Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. RTI's Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group (IDG) brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI's experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world. Within SG&R, the Global Food Security and Agriculture team is working to strengthen agricultural markets, engage youth and women as critical leaders of the on- and off-farm
workforce, and tackle the dual burden of malnutrition around the globe. Project Description The purpose of the recently-awarded Feed the Future Rwanda Kungahara Uhanga Akazi (KUA) Activity is to address the problem of insufficient employment opportunities and limited entrepreneurial success for Rwandans. KUA will facilitate capacity development for Rwandans – particularly women, youth, and persons with disabilities – in key technical and soft skills required to participate in a modern workforce and will catalyze new entry and growth of inclusive enterprises. The program will be based in Rwanda. Position Description
RTI is hiring a Grants Manager on the Feed the Future Rwanda Kungahara Uhanga Akazi (KUA) Activity. The Grants Manager is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision, guidance, and monitoring of all grant funds and activities . This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will report to the Finance and Administration Manager. Responsibilities of the Grants Manager include, but are not limited to:
• Provide day-to-day supervision, guidance, and monitoring of all grant funds and activities from set-up to closeout.
• Proactively leads grants management to ensure all documentation is accurate and complete, and all processes are implemented in a timely and efficient manner.
• Ensure all grants are administered in compliance with USAID policies and procedures, KUA contract requirements, RTI policies, and other regulations.
• Oversee grants management process & subcontracts for local organizations, including grant proposal tracking, review, and approval process.
• Ensure timely communication with potential applicants with a customer service-focus;
• Maintain financial management files for grants and ensure audit trail for all necessary grant documentation.
• Ensure timely financial disbursements and compliance with grants financial management policies, monitor all grant expenses, and provide regular updates on grant status.
• Oversee the project grants calendar and ensure that internal and external meetings, debriefs, and conferences are scheduled in advance and are communicated to applicants and grantees.
• Oversee the procurement of in-kind goods and services to be granted to project beneficiaries, obtaining technical input on specifications, costs and quality. Ensure the timely and documented delivery of any in-kind good or services to beneficiaries.
• Monitor USAID ADS 303 and make recommendations for changes to the grants manual; keep the grants manual up to date with all current templates
• Maintain grant trackers for the pipeline and payment projections for grant management and fund disbursements; ensure trackers are update and accurate on a weekly basis.
• Write sections of USAID performance reports and work plans related to the grants (on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis).
• Support internal training programs for project staff by identifying specific needs and preparing training materials
• Provide technical assistance as required to build capacity of local partners & grantees in grants management."> Desired Qualifications, Skills And Competencies
• Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field with 10 to years of experience; or bachelor’s degree with 12 years of experience.
• At least five years of experience in grants design and administration, management, and distribution of grants.
• At least three years of experience working with USAID grants under contract with a focus in agriculture or economic growth preferred.
• Working knowledge of USAID grants management procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Experience working with technology companies, research organizations, entrepreneurs, venture capital funds, civil society organizations and local communities.
• Good knowledge of development issues in the program regions.
• Strong oral/written communication skills in English and ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels internally and externally, with customer-focused support.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Solution-oriented and strong leader; able to work without supervision and take initiatives while maintaining a collaborative approach.
• Strong knowledge of MS Office applications with the ability to develop and implement various grants management tools and resources.
• Familiarity with automated accounting systems such as QuickBooks preferred.
• Maximum Salary: $115,000
• Minimum Salary: $93,000
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 24
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
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