Grants Officer wanted at RTI International.
-Contribute to the COIN Fund Team with issuance of Request for Applications and Annual Programme Statements, preparations for grant selection process, pre-award survey and award negotiations.
-Maintain productive relationships with client / partner grant officers, agreement officers, and contract administrators.
-Assist the COIN Fund Team with drafting, administering, and closing of grant agreements.
-Undertake pre-award assessment process and ensure both acquisition and assistance type of organization have the capacity to appropriately receive funding.
-Participate in cost analysis of proposals and application budgets for cost realism –budget reviews.
-Assist to convert proposal and application budgets into grant financial report budget format or payment and deliverable schedule.
-Conduct review of grantee financial reports and providing feedback for appropriate corrective action.
-Ensure the implementation of Special Award Conditions (SACs) that were included in each award agreement.
-Develop and maintain tracking systems to efficiently monitor grantee compliance.
-Provide training and orientation to grantees on USAID and RTI rules and regulations in line with the grant agreement. as well as the organization's policies and procedures.
-Track and update Grant Management System (GMS) with all grant information and circulate monthly.
-Monitor the budget revision thresholds for grantees and ensure amendments to grants are developed and processed in a timely manner.
-Facilitate the grantees' close out processes.
-Conduct compliance assessment in line with grant agreement and rules and regulations.
-Occasional international travel may be required.
-Masters’ degree and 3 years of experience or Bachelors’ Degree and 5 years of experience. The degree should be in Accounting or Finance, CPA or equivalent designation with mid to senior level financial experience preferred.
-At least 5 years of relevant work experience in finance and grants management.
-Strong government accounting experience as well as experience with USAID, or other donor agency regulations highly preferred.
-Experience working for an international non-profit preferred.
-Proficient in English language required (proficiency in French is desired).
-Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to work under pressure with limited resources.
-Ability to multi-task.
-Attention to detail.
-Ability to work independently.
-Ability to form productive relationships with host country counterparts and training institutions.
-Culturally sensitive and respectful.
-Demonstrates commitment to RTI’s mission, vision, and values.
-Excellent working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel (intermediate to advanced level)
-Ability to travel when required.
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