Grants and Contracts Manager Job at Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

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Vacancy title:
Grants and Contracts Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR)

Deadline of this Job:
24 May 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Role
• The Grants and Contracts Manager is responsible for developing and implementing effective grant management systems and ensuring compliance with donor requirements and the achievement of value for money (VfM) targets.
• The Grants Manager will work closely with program teams to provide input/advice in grant management, preparing proposal budgets, and assisting with the identification and assessment of sub-grantees.
• The Grants Manager is responsible for end-to-end management of the sub-grants processes, ensuring that AFR complies with generally recognized good practice all the way from the design of ‘funding windows’, through due diligence, contracting, and fund-disbursement, to project closure.
• S/he ensures correct fund disbursement, verification of sub-grantee financial accountability, as well as the identification and mitigation of grant-related risks.

Reporting line : The position reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Supervises : Project Support Accountant(s); Consultants engaged in grants & contracts management

Scope of Responsibilities
The Grants and Contracts Manager will be responsible for the following key tasks:
• Lead the ongoing review and improvement of AFR’s Grant Management systems; monitor and support effective implementation organisation-wide
• Work together with Project teams to assist with the initial selection of implementing partners, the award of Sub-Grants, and the development of contracts
• Manage the processes associated with subgrants, ensuring that funds are disbursed to Implementing Partners (IPs) in accordance with the signed
• Provide AFR Staff and Partners with capacity building training and support so that they can manage grants effectively & in compliance with the signed contracts
• Lead on the identification of AFR's grant-related risks and the development & implementation of risk-management controls and practices
• Lead any staff or consultants who contribute to the provision of financial support to projects, empowering them to add value to AFR and deliver high standards of performance
• And other duties as requested by the Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Education and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or Business Administration.
• Certified professional qualification in finance and/or accounting
• At least 5 years experience in managing grants in a medium to large-sized donor-funded organization
• Knowledge of donor funding rules and regulations
• Demonstrated ability to set up an effective grant management reporting framework
• Experience in financial management, including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
• Demonstrated ability to set up an effective grant management reporting framework
• Experience in working with partner organizations in relation to grants management
• Experience in the use of IT systems in grant management
• Strong excel, data analysis, and presentation skills
• Experience in contract negotiations; strong interpersonal/negotiation skills
• Good interpersonal skills, a collaborative style, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
• Fluency in written and spoken English; Knowledge of Kinyarwanda and French is an added advantage

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
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