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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

2 GRANTS MANAGERS (SUB-GRANTING) Job at Infectious Diseases Institute - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Infectious Diseases Institute

Deadline of this Job:
Saturday 25th March, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The mission of the infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to build capacity of health systems in Africa with strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research, and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training; Research; Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
The IDI Grants Management Unit (GMU) is located within the Strategic Planning and Development department; it has primary responsibility for supporting the management of the entire grants/contracts cycle from opportunity identification and grants/contract acquisition to post-award management and reporting through to close-out. It currently supports over 80 awards/sub-awards to IDI. IDI is recruiting the following p0Siti0ns to support the Unit:
Grants Managers (Sub-granting) will perform key Sub-granting tasks in support of the Team Leader, Sub-granting. GMs may be required to be located at upcountry IDI Field Offices which provide programmatic oversight of sub-grantees.
Bachelors‘ degree in any relevant field, including but not limited to finance, accounting! audit and business management; Master's degree and/or professional qualification OR experience in lieu would all be considered advantages,
Financial and administrative oversight: Providing financial oversight (first point of contact for sub-grantees on financial and administrative issues) throughout the sub-grant cycle; reviewing all sub-grantee accountabilities and reports for compliance with IDI and funder policies; liaising with the IDI Finance department to ensure that all expenses claimed are chargeable to the grant; ensuring that accountabilities and reports are of the required standard, are received and processed in a timely manner and that sub-grantee needs (including payments) are promptly dealt with; recommending changes in sub-grantee status eg risk level, grant value adjustments etc. ..; coordinating close-outs. Monitoring and tracking of sub-grantee compliance and outputs: Overseeing ongoing sub-grantee assessments and evaluations, including lDl and third party routine field reviews and audits and any necessary corrective action. Documentation: Ensuring that all sub-grantee manual and electronic documentation (including reports, reviews, audits, findings and corrective action plans) is accurate, up-to-date and available on the relevant IDI server location. Training & Capacity Building: Continuously identifying partner training and capacity building needs: mentoring sub-grantees and facilitating /leading formal training sessions,
General: Any other duties specified by the Team Leader, Sub-granting
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in development programs, preferably in a Grants or Finance function
  • Prior grants management experience and familiarity with US government (CDC, USAID, NIH, DOD) and other funder regulations, procedures and requirements will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of program design and delivery and of funder regulations (especially in a health program context)
  • Creative problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience in training developing others,
    - Excellent oral and written English skills and proficiency in using MS Excel;
Job application procedure
Qualified and interested persons may apply through e-mail or hand-deliver their application letter with a detailed CV, naming at least two referees, to:
The Manager, Human Resources
Infectious Diseases Institute
The McKinnell Knowledge Centre
Main Campus, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. 
Deadline for receipt of applications is Saturday 25th March, 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
IDI is an equal employment organization and does not solicit for any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.