Grants and Contracts Officer Job at Global Communities - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
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Vacancy title:
Grants and Contracts Officer

Jobs at:
Global Communities

Deadline of this Job:
7th September 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Date Posted: 24th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

About Us:
Global Communities, established in 1952, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.

About the Opportunity:
Global Communities seeks a Grants & Contracts Officer, reporting to the Grants & Contracts Manager to support the Improved Services for Vulnerable Populations (ISVP) Program funded by USAID/ PEPFAR.
Position Description:
The Grants & Contracts Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management of the partner grants and contracts. S/he will be managing the administrative processes for grants & contracts. S/he will also work closely with partners to ensure full compliance with donor rules and regulations.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor grants and subcontracts to ensure compliance with USAID guidelines, and Global Communities’ policies and standards – including financial management and programmatic performance.
  • Identify issues related to sub grants and subcontracts’ implementation in and propose appropriate program adjustments.
  • Review financial reports and partner expenditures to ensure all costs are allowable, allocable, and reasonable.
  • Ensure that financial reports are prepared in compliance with requirements and submitted on time and in the proper format; and grant/contract files are up-to-date and complete.
  • Monitor financial indicators paying close attention to targets, on-going progress, and projections.
  • Advise and assist partners to adhere to grant¬s manag¬ement polic¬ies, proce¬dures¬, and systems through the award/ modification and close-out processes.¬
  • Put in place systematic documentation, referencing, retrieval and management of grant files – including in-depth review of all financial and technical reports to ensure that reports are submitted on time, complete, and meet the terms of the agreement.
  • Request funds disbursements to grantees & subcontractors, paying close attention to targets, program progress, and projections.
  • Participate in monthly meetings with partner finance staff to assess progress on capacity building goals and program implementation.
    Minimum Requirements:
    Applicants for this position must demonstrate capacity to deliver results, and a strong commitment to professional ethics and integrity. In addition, they must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a Rwandan National
  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accountancy and management required; Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Formal training in USAID Rules & Regulations.
  • At least two years of grant management experience, with the ability to develop and monitor subgrant agreements and subcontracts.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships with civil society organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively lead and work in a team.
    Computer Skills:
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and accounting software.
    Language capabilities:
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kinyarwanda. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Job application procedure
Interested applicants are requested to read and complete very carefully the following application form.   Deadline of submission of applications is September 7, 2018. Note: Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 7th September 2018
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 24-08-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 24-08-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 24-08-2064
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