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Job Tittle: Senior Grants Manager

IDI is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and training. IDI has five operational areas through which it works its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research and Laboratory Services (provided through a partnership with Makerere University John Hopkins University Core Lab) and an Outreach Programme.

Job Summary: The Senior Grants Manager will offer support to the IDI Grants management unit specifically to the SDS program whilst giving support and technical assistance to 35 districts in the areas of grants management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and management information systems (MIS). The consultant will spend some time at IDI as well as in districts but will be readily available to support through phone and/or e-mail.

Deadline: Friday 6th December 2013.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Planning, Implementation and Coordination of Training Programs:
  • Plan, coordinates and implements training programs at IDI as part of multi-disciplinary team.
  • Participates in participant selection, training, clinical mentoring, assessments and evaluations.
  • Budget preparation and development for grant proposals for the districts
  • Contributes to curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of programs, mobile trainings, team and cluster training.
  • Technically support the districts in grants and financial management
  • Prepare financial reports in time as required ensuring excellence and compliance to quality and format guidelines.
  • Develop and implement grants management training courses under the SD Program
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should degree in a relevant field including finance, business or commerce
  • Additionally, he/ she should hold a masters’ degree in a relevant field.
  • At least three years’ experience in grants management relating to funding agencies and reporting.
  • Prior experience working with USAID and its implementing partners
  • Prior experience working with local governments and offering them technical support
  • Budget preparation experience
  • Project planning and management experience
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional communication skills particularly in written and oral English
  • Advanced analytical, evaluative and critical thinking skills
  • Budget preparation and fiscal management skills
  • Proficiency in computer systems i.e. Microsoft applications particularly MS Excel, desktop publishing
Compensation Package: The compensation package will be commensurate with training and experience of the job holder.
How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified and interested persons who wish to apply should email as well as post or deliver an application letter (clearly labeled – Application for Grants Officer) with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees, to:

The Manager, Human Resources
Infectious Diseases Institute
P. O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda .

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