Grants Manager Job at Society for Family Health(SFH) – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Grants Manager

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

Jobs at:

Society for Family Health(SFH)

Deadline of this Job:
12 February 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a non-profit organization in Rwanda. It is the largest social marketing organization in Rwanda, with five regional offices across the country. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, SFH provides life-saving products, clinical services, and social and behavior change communications (SBCC) that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. SFH’s core values include a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the national and district level; and a long-term commitment to the people we serve. SFH implements diverse public health interventions in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, malaria, and maternal and child health including nutrition as well as health systems strengthening. SFH’s activities range from product sales and distribution to social and behavior change communication, advocacy, reproductive health research, and community mobilization.
Through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC), SFH Rwanda is a receipt of a federal grant No:1 NU2GGH002206-01-00 to Implement Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions for Key and Priority Populations in the Republic of Rwanda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
In order to implement the above-mentioned project, SFH Rwanda is hiring a Grants Manager. The position holder reports to the Project Director. .

The Grants Manager will manage the CDC grant for SFH Rwanda and administer grants and procurement processes related to subaward management. S/He will finalize and manage sub-awards and ensure that the implementing sub-partners are compliant with CDC policies and procedures. In addition, this role will work with program and M&E teams to ensure oversight during project implementation and closeout. The Grants Manager, under the supervision of the Project Director, will advise staff on contractual and grant issues, donor compliance, and implementation of SFH Rwanda policies related to subaward management and risk mitigation in high-risk settings.
Reporting to the CDC Project Director, the role will focus on coordinating the oversight of grants management processes, working in collaboration with the other finance project team to produce high-quality donor reporting, and conduct national staff capacity building. The Grants Manager will also be responsible for providing program and support teams with general grants management support and advice on CDC donor compliance.
S/He is responsible for performing an independent assessment of the effectiveness of controls surrounding the completeness and accuracy of transactions recorded and reported in the financial reporting of CDC and SFH as well as assessing the compliance with policies and procedures, as well as CDC requirements, Government, and identifying process and control improvements required to address any identified weaknesses.

The roles and responsibilities of the Grants Manager are but not limited to:
Grant & Financial management
• In coordination with relevant technical teams, manage implementation of the CDC project funds as per the grant agreement.
• Establish and manage the grant oversight of the sub-grant processes including review of all partner financial documents/reports, review and approval of advances and liquidations, asset and inventory management including the transfer of expendable and non-expendable supplies and equipment at the end of the project.
• Carry out monthly performance (financial and program) reviews of the CDC project and its sub-awards and share with the project team and senior management status and necessary improvement-oriented actions,
• Liaise with the Procurement function to ensure all procurements done by local sub-grantee partners are compliant with SFH Rwanda and donor rules and regulations.
• Monitor and report on implementation and performance issues of program sub-awards in coordination with program, M&E,
• Establish and maintain a strong subaward files management system; track and monitor physical & electronic files during implementation.
• Coordinate with the program team on selection, institutional capacity development plans, and overall partnership development methodologies.
• Provides support on all activities related to the administration and management of grants and contracts, including preparing and managing agreements, conducting procurement actions, overseeing deadlines and reporting requirements, monitoring subawards, and processing contractual actions (extensions, modifications, termination, disbursements, etc.).
• Design and maintain internal systems to ensure accurate and timely reporting on financial performance;
• Establish and/or refine and disseminate policies, systems, and practices for effective accounting for all financial resources in line with USG and international standards accounting policies, requirements, and local laws where required;

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business administration or management with a major in accounting and/or finance required. A master’s degree in these fields shall be preferred;
• Professional qualification in accounting (CPA/ ACCA) is a MUST;
• At least 5 years of experience in accounting for US Government-funded NGOs. Experience with CDC grant management will be a plus;
• At least 3 years of grants experience for U.S. government-funded programs, with sub-grantees and/or local partner organizations.
• Prior supervisory experience is required.
• Experience working on USG, CDC-funded programs preferred
• Experience with laws and regulations pertinent to NGO taxes and donor funds;
• Proficiency in QuickBooks application strongly preferred;
• Experience with US Government financial rules and regulations required
• The successful candidate will be required to pass a background reference check

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
• Application letter addressed to the Executive Director;
• Curriculum Vitae (3 referees including at least 2 former employers);
• Copies of degrees;
• Copies of Certificates of Professional qualification and trainings;
All interested applicants who fulfill the required qualifications are advised to submit their application files by email ONLY to [email protected]   by Friday, February 12, 2021, at 16:00 PM. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
SFH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals.

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