Grants and Compliance Officer Job – Amref Health Africa

Job Title:    Grants and Compliance Officer

Organisation: Amref Health Africa

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Manager

About US:

Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organization based in Africa. With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and Western Africa providing services to over 30 countries. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by increasing sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in health. Our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.

Job Summary:  The Grants and Compliance Officer will provide leadership for the effective management of the grants at Amref Health Africa in Uganda, to ensure development of grant management systems, contract management, budgeting processes, mentoring & monitoring of grantees, compliance and reporting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Setting grant management policies, and developing and enforcing procedures that assure transparency in the grants processes.
  • Co-ordinate the project’s grants accounting, reporting, compliance and risk management.
  • Review and finalize sub recipients’ budgets, prepare contracts/agreements and follow up on compliance.
  • Handle correspondences and matters in regard to grant management in consultation with the Finance Manager and Programme Manager
  • Receive and review periodic grants reports for all sub recipients, liquidate the eligible costs and take relevant action on the expenses rendered ineligible.
  • Provide feedback to all Sub recipients on grants performance
  • Assist in the preparation of ongoing progress update and disbursement request (PU/DR) and annual Enhanced Financial Report (EFR) as per donor requirements.
  • Provide technical support and supervise the sub recipients and Grants Assistant to ensure full compliance with the donor requirements.
  • Provide on-site mentorship to sub recipients and capacity development to them to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded
  • In liaison with HQ ERP team, supervise and guide the implementation of a Grants Management Information System (GMIS) and SRs portal for the projects and ensure it is fully operating, providing the relevant grants reports and regularly updated
  • Organize and facilitate training, workshops/seminars for the sub recipients, to facilitate understanding of the grants process, implementation, reporting and accounting.
  • Supporting donor proposal budgeting, analysis of institutional income, donor expenditure tracking.
  • Coordinate Tax exemption processes for the Sub recipients and ensure compliance to donor regulations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a first degree in Accounting/Finance or its equivalent and CPA(U)/ACCA or its equivalent
  • Master Degree in Business Administration, Accounting & Finance would be an added advantage.
  • At least four years of relevant NGO work experience in CSOs grants management
  • Demonstrated experience being responsible for ensuring that there are systems and internal controls in place to effectively manage, monitor and report on sub-awards, including being responsive to donor regulations and requirements
  • Experience of complex planning and budgeting processes including the ability to provide clear guidance on donor policies and procedures
  • Proven capacity building and mentoring for grass-root CSOs, pre- funding assessment, contract design, compliance management, data analysis, budget and report review for CSOs.
  • In-depth understanding and experience of working with proposals and contracts from donors
  • Networking and collaboration with GOU, NGOs, Managers.
  • Analytical, writing, and public speaking
  • Training and mentoring others.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Budget management.
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills


  • Team player
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Demonstrate high integrity.

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include an updated CV including three work related referees and a cover letter addressed to the Human Resource Business Partner, Amref Health Africa in Uganda.

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Deadline: 13th May 2023.

NB: We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does not tolerate any form of abuse, discrimination or harassment.

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