The Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP) is a five year, USAID-funded project being implemented in all 20 Local Government Areas (LGA) in Bauchi State and 23 LGAs in Sokoto State. Contributing to USAID/Nigeria's "Investing in People" strategic objective, TSHIP is using a tri-focus approach to improve community engagement, quality of health care services and health system effectiveness, TSHIP aims to achieve four sub-objectives addressing capacity-building; increased service access and utilization; community mobilization and participation; and strengthened policies and fostering of an enabling environment. TSHIP is being implemented by a consortium of five organizations including the Centre t')f Education, Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), Futures Group International, LLC (Futures Group), Jhpiego, Management Strategies for Africa (MSA l. and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) as the prime organization. TSHIP is looking for one full-time Assistant Grants Manager who will be based in the project's office in Sokoto (re-announcement).
Assistant Grants Manager (one position in Sokoto)
The Assistant Grants Manager is a full-time member of the project team, S/he will be responsible for working closely with the Grants Manager to manage and coordinate the project's complex grants portfolio. S/he will report to the Grants Manager.
• Assisting Grants Manager in establishing and maintaining a grants management system for distribution of project grants;
• Assisting the grants manager in issuing and managing the grants while following the project grants making policies and procedures;
• Helping Grants Manager in establishing the grant application evaluation committees and in evaluating of grant applications;
• As assigned by the Grants Manager, managing the grants provided by the project; monitor all phases of award, including assessment of technical progress and performance;
• In consultation with Grants Manager, ensuring grant compliance with USAID regulations;
• Working with Grants Manager to reviewing all reimbursement requests for cost allow ability, and ensuring that grantees are in compliance with established administrative and financial policies, procedures, and sound business practices;
• Assisting Grants Manager in monitoring and evaluating the performance of grantees,
• Bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, finance, business management or related technical fields;
• At least five years of relevant work experience. preferably with international projects;
• Working knowledge of the United States government regulations pertaining to USAID cooperative agreements, grants management and procurement;
• Excellent project management skills; and fluent in English language;
• Good communications and interpersonal skills; ability to work as part of a team.
• Working knowledge of managing NGO's/CBO's, supported with dollar funds.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
To apply for this position, please send your resume and letter of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include job title and preferred location in the subject. All Applications must be submitted by 26th April, 201l. Applicants who had previously applied for this position need not re-apply.