Recruitment of the Grants and Contracts Manager Position

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


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:

  1. Lead the ongoing review and improvement of AFR’s Grant Management systems; monitor and support effective implementation organisation-wide
  2. Work together with Project teams to assist with the initial selection of implementing partners, the award of Sub-Grants, and the development of contracts
  3. Manage the processes associated with subgrants, ensuring that funds are disbursed to Implementing Partners (IPs) in accordance with the signed
  4. Provide AFR Staff and Partners with capacity building training and support so that they can manage grants effectively & in compliance with the signed contracts
  5. Lead on the identification of AFR’s grant-related risks and the development & implementation of risk-management controls and practices
  6. 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
  7. And other duties as requested by the Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Education and Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or Business Administration.
  2. Certified professional qualification in finance and/or accounting

Job-related experience and knowledge

  1. At least 5 years experience in managing grants in a medium to large-sized donor-funded organization
  2. Knowledge of donor funding rules and regulations
  3. Demonstrated ability to set up an effective grant management reporting framework
  4. Experience in financial management, including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  5. Demonstrated ability to set up an effective grant management reporting framework
  6. Experience in working with partner organizations in relation to grants management
  7. Experience in the use of IT systems in grant management
  8. Strong excel, data analysis, and presentation skills
  9. Experience in contract negotiations; strong interpersonal/negotiation skills
  10. Good interpersonal skills, a collaborative style, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  11. Fluency in written and spoken English; Knowledge of Kinyarwanda and French is an added advantage

How to Apply

All qualified applicants should submit their applications through the “Apply for this job” button below by the 24th May 2021 at 5.00 pm Central African Time (CAT) 

The application should contain a Resume with an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.

All applications will be selected on merit and only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. For any questions regarding the application process please contact us here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Note: This position is open to local candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.

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