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Friday, July 21, 2017

Grants & Strategic Activities Fund (SAF) Assistant Job at Chemonics International, inc - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Grants & Strategic Activities Fund (SAF) Assistant

Jobs at:
Chemonics International, inc

Deadline of this Job:
no later than July 28, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Chemonics International, inc. a leading international developing consulting firm seeks a Grants & Strategic Activities Fund (SAF) Technical implementation Manager and a Grants & SAF Assistant for the Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity (hereinafter referred to as the "Activity”). The Activity aims to increase economic opportunities for Ugandan female and male youth ages 10-35 in agriculture- related fields in order to increase their incomes and build entrepreneurship, leadership, and workforce readiness. The capacity of selected workforce institutions and value chain actors will be strengthened to ensure sustainability of youth outcomes. The Activity includes a $1 million grants fund and a $1.2 million SAF to engage dynamic private sector firms, associations, and NGOs/CBOs, especially youth-led organizations. Grants and subcontracts will be performance-based and used to implement district-level and some national-level interventions.
Title: Grants & Strategic Activities Fund (SAF) Assistant
Job Description
The Grants & SAF Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Grants & SAF Manager in the management of the grants and SAF fund. The Grants & SAF Assistant will work closely with the Grants & SAF Manager to ensure adequate documentation of grants and subcontract operations and that all aspects of grant and subcontract practices and that procedures follow sound financial management principles.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in scheduling proposal evaluations, pre-award assessment visits and trainings
  • Record minutes for the Grants and SAF unit meetings
  • Review monthly grantee reconciliations, financial reports and accountabilities in line with policies and procedures established by USAID and Chemonics.
  • Follow up with grantees to ensure that deliverables are submitted on time
  • Follow up with pertinent technical team members to ensure that deliverables are reviewed and approved in a timely manner
  •  Support monthly/quarterly data verification activities as required
  • Liaise with the Finance unit to ensure timely disbursement of funds to grantees
  •  in collaboration with the Grants & SAF Manager, track grantee/SAF expenditures against budgets and deliverables against agreements/ contracts.
  •  Maintain updated grants and subcontracts files in an organized manner, using Chemonics‘ grant file checklist.
  •  Maintain an updated grants tracker
  • Perform any other duties within the scope of the responsibilities of the position as directed by the supervisor
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelors Level degree or equivalent in Business, Finance, Accounting, Development Studies, Public Administration or related degree or certification
  • Previous experience of international donor-funded grants programs, especially USAID-funded projects or programs
  •  3+ years of experience in grants, contracts, or financial management
  • Experience with performance-based financing mechanisms preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in various MS Office packages
  •  Keen attention to detail skills Required
Location and Duration of Assignment The location of assignment is in Kampala, Uganda.
Job application procedure
To apply to any of the position referenced above, submit a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to  no later than July 28, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.