Jobs – Grants Officer needed at ChildFund International

Job Title: Grants Officer

ChildFund International was founded over seventy years and has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities.

We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engaged meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their communities.

Job Summary: The incumbent will be responsible for Grants management, strengthen (staff, systems, and tools) in the areas of grants compliance and administration Supports Country office execution capability for strategic grants and contracts, focusing on compliance with organizational and donor policies, procedures and regulations, as well as risk mitigation. The jobholder will support, prepare and review proposals, oversight of implementation and donor report submission. With the support from the Programs Director. s/he will also be responsible for providing strategic and technical support for monitoring, capacity building of local partner grant acquisition and management efforts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically supports the Programs Director to lead the Country Office Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) efforts: Responsible for the institutional GAM capacity development to increase grant portfolio.
  • Supports/coordinates the drafting and presentation of proposals, operational and financial reports in collaboration with the relevant Program and Finance staff: ensures best practice is communicated, followed and shared in all aspects of grants management.
  • Coordinates with all relevant departments to ensure the integration of Local partners’ (LPs) participation and accountability in effective and efficient grant project management: ensures the LPs GAM capacity developed through providing technical and capacity building support.
  • Supports management in maintaining efficient donor relationships, provides appropriate and timely feedback to ensure management is fully informed of grant project progress and success with all new and existing donors.
  • In charge of project implementation to meet institutional donor requirements and in accordance with ChildFund, donor, country and international standards: establishes and maintains appropriate systems and procedures to ensure compliance with donor contracts.
  • Ensures the monitoring and evaluation of grant projects in collaboration with M&E manager, Finance and implementing partners: ensuring budgets are spent according to donor proposals and regulations and within the appropriate timeframe and advising management on required changes or actions.
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of donor and other stake holder reports, liaising with internal stakeholders and as necessary with local partners and ensuring all requirements and deadlines are met, are produced to a high standard, comply with guidelines, deadlines, contracts and requirements.
  • Supports the administration of other Non Sponsorship Programme fund streams of small projects, by maintaining a database for all the small projects.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in Humanities. Possession of any other relevant qualifications will be desirable.
  • At least four years’ grants management experience.
  • Proven ability of articulating the organization’s core intent, strategic direction in ways that respond to donors’ expectations and requirements
  • Proven exposure and experience in Grant Acquisition and Management with understanding of the various stages of the grant lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience in training, coaching and/or mentoring project staff in the basics of grant management.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of major donor requirements and applicable local regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, team player, self-starter and results-oriented individual Strong computer skills, with familiarity in using Microsoft Office suite applications (particularly Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
How to Apply for the job: 
If you meet the above job requirements and are interested, please submit your applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related Referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to:
The National Director, ChildFund International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda.  Email:  OR Delivers to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road, P.O. Box 3341, Kampala.
Deadline: 9th May 2014 by 2.00pm.
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