Specialist (Grants Post Award) Job at Child Fund International

Specialist (Grants Post Award) Job at Child Fund International… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Child Fund International.

Description:

  • Ensures CO compliance with ChildFund’s Post-Award grant management Policy, Procedures, and project management standards.
  • Participates in awarding start-up meetings with donors and grant staff to gain a full understanding of the criteria and requirements necessary to manage each award and refine operational policies and procedures relevant for effective and efficient management of grants, contracts, and sub-awards.
  • Monitors Country Office capability to execute grant/contract activities, including timely execution of deliverables, authorizations, and payments, as well as management of advances to sub-awardees.
  • Leads the Country Office in developing remedial action plans to correct deficiencies in the execution of grants and contracts portfolios.
  • Provides technical assistance on organizational grant management standards and procedures and donor regulations for project planning and close-out phases of grant implementation.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper organizational registration and management in salesforce of all existing and newly funded grants/contracts at the Country level.
  • Collaborates with the Assurance Team in preparation of grant reviews and post-review findings that implicate grants management and compliance.
  • Ensures the proper use of Salesforce to record grant activity from award to project close-out.
  • Assist Project Implementation Teams to organize Project close-out workshops
  • Strengthens the capacity of the CO to apply Project Management standards and skills.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development or a field related to the organization’s core program, or equivalent relevant work experience (MA preferred).
  • Min. 5 – 7 years professional experience in a grant acquisition/ institutional fundraising role in the international development and/or humanitarian aid sector; field experience a plus.
  • Proven track record of successful acquisition of grants from bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g. EU, USAID, DFID) and/or international foundations.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing budgets and cost projections.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating capacity building, program/training, coaching and/or mentoring project staff in the basics of grant management
  • Demonstrated diplomacy in building relationships, working collaboratively within a growing organization, and within broader external coalitions
  • Experience with the US government (USAID, USDOS, USDOL) and other donors (EU, DFID, BMZ, etc.) on implementing grants, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts strongly preferred.
  • Certification from a reputable service provider in Project Management (PMP, PMD) is preferred.

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