Job Title: Grants Officer, APHIAplus project
The successful candidate must have legal authority to work in Kenya.
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. PATH’s mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.
PATH seeks to recruit a Grants Officer who will oversee grant making to local organizations. S/he will design and oversee the grant management systems of this project including subgratee compliance with grant rules, regulations, policies and procedures. This position will be based in either Nyanza or Western province.
The main responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Oversee the contracts and grants management for the project while ensuring full compliance with PATH and USAID procedures.
* Provide technical advice and take the lead role in management of contracts, grants and cooperative agreements and in the monitoring and development of systems to provide sound management control
* Ensure that contract and sub-agreement documents and procedures are completed in a timely and correct manner complying with PATH and donor policies.
* Ensure that implementing partners comply with terms and conditions and procedures established in the contracting and granting documents
* Oversee the pre-award review assessments of new implementation agencies and other new partners.
* Develop capacity building plans based on the capacity gaps identified in the assessments.
* Develop the award documents (sub-agreements or contracts).
* Spearhead orientation for all new sub grants personnel and PATH project staff on reporting procedures.
* Assist the Finance Manager to implement and manage the sub-agreement, contract and amendment development and review procedures.
* Ensure that all grants and project reports are discussed with the team and passed to the donor within the required time schedule.
* Work closely with the finance team to design and manage a system to monitor financial and grants management needs, and train and oversee relevant staff to use the system.
* Provide capacity building as needed to partners and subcontractors in budget development, financial reporting and grants monitoring.
* Supervise all aspects of agreement compliance issues including branding and marking, procurement, property administration, and grant amendment processes.
* Provide capacity building and prepare training and resource materials related to grant finance accountability that can be used by staff, subgrantees and stakeholders.
* Respond to queries in relation to grants management.
* Ability to interpret funding regulations and develop implementing procedures.
* Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
* Excellent writing skills in English.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
* Willing to travel to project field sites as assigned.
* A degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field,
* A minimum of eight years relevant substantial experience implementing USAID-supported projects in contracts and grants management. Experience working with an international organization is preferred.
* Knowledge of USAID contracts and grants technical reporting requirements.
* Minimum three years of progressive working experience in contracts and grants management in related organizations.
How to apply:
Deadline: 28th December 2011