Jobs at:Plan International Rwanda
Deadline of this Job:
18 February 2021
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa
Date Posted: Monday, February 08, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels using our reach, experience, and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. .
Plan is seeking applicants for a proposed Grants Manager for an anticipated Education Activity project in Rwanda. This program will support the result areas of the LEARN Project under the Homes and Communities Activity, with the purpose of improving literacy outcomes for all Rwandan children by the end of primary grade 3 (P3). The Grants Manager is responsible for the implementation of grant activities and will work with grantees. The Grant Manager will ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations and Plan International grants management policies and procedures. The Grants Manager will be the primary point of contact for post-award grant implementation, and will ensure that all grant files are complete, accurate, and up-to-date. S/he will coordinate with procurement and finance staff on all in-kind activities and will oversee and monitor post-award implementation. This position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.
• Customize Plan’s Grants Manual for the Traditional and Community Leadership Response to Education Activity Project;
• Supervise the Grants Assistant assigned to support grant fund implementation, train and respond to inquiries from project team on Federal regulations and Plan policies and requirements;
• Work closely with program technical teams to develop grant concepts into implementable solutions to further work plan objectives;
• Oversee the grantee selection process to ensure that standards are upheld as outlined in the grants and procurement manuals;
• Ensure project compliance with all applicable USAID Assistance regulations (2 CFR 200, ADS 303, ADS 320, AIDAR) and Plan grant policies and procedures;
• Maintain all required grants management documentation and ensure entry of grants information.
• Negotiate grant terms and budgets with prospective grantees, develop partner monitoring plans and ensure partner building capacity;
• Monitor grantee activity to ensure that deliverables, milestones, and expectations are met and are of high quality;
• Work closely with the Finance and Operations Director to ensure that accrued grant liabilities are accurately tracked and progress payments are processed on a timely basis;
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
Key Qualifications and Skills
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required (such as finance or business administration.
• At least five years previous, relevant grants management experience with donor-funded projects (USAID preferred).
• Thorough knowledge of USAID ADS 302 and other applicable regulations and directives.
• Experience in grants management and budgeting, specifically in assuring procurement, disbursements, logistics, and programmatic aspects are implemented on-time and according to approved specifications.
• Experience in community participation projects, experience working with host country counterparts, and monitoring partners.
• Ability to interface between Government of Rwanda and beneficiary communities.
• Ability to set priorities and work within deadlines
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail
• Demonstrated honesty, trustworthiness, initiative and self-motivation in handling all assigned tasks.
• Work experience in Rwanda required.
• Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of other regional languages preferred.
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified
Work Hours: 8
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