FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in civil society, peacebuilding, health, nutrition, education, economic development, environment, and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,500 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions.
FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Grants Manager for Cameroon PARC Project (Cameroon Strengthening Civil Society and Community Resilience Program) a five-year USAID project, with a budget of $11 million. The goal of the project is to empower Cameroonians to address their needs through increased access to services and ability to advocate.
The Grants Manager (GM) will be responsible for providing leadership in the overall technical and contractual management of a large portfolio of sub-partners under the project. S/he will be responsible for managing and providing technical assistance for grantees related to a broad range of compliance, programmatic and administrative needs for effective programming. The GM position will be located in Maroua and will report to the Chief of Party.
Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership and oversight for grants and contracts management on the project;
- Assist the Chief of Party to ensure that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and donor policies and procedures.
- Manage and ensure compliance for all subawards to implementing partners (IPs).
- Ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations and FHI 360 policies and procedures.
- Train all Program and Grants staff on grants manual and grants management system;
- Work with program staff to establish and effectively maintain a compliant grants management system;
- Coordinate close with a team of program and grants officers to support local organizations in finalizing project proposals and budgets, and to monitor and report on grantee activities;
- Develop and manage subaward solicitation processes.
- Maintain an online grants tracking system, and ensure compliant monitoring and reporting on grant activities;
- Train and mentor relevant project staff and implementing partners on managing and monitoring subawards.
- Ensure the effective start-up and close out of all sub-grants; and
- Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent from an accredited university in a relevant field such as international development, business administration, law or other related field; Advanced degree preferred;
- A minimum of 5-8 years’ work experience, including at least 5 years of grants management experience;
- Experience effectively supervising other staff members;
- Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations highly desired;
- Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team;
- Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English and French required;
- Strong interpersonal, negotiating, decision making, and problem-solving skills;
- Demonstrated excellent organizational skills; and
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Local candidates are encouraged to apply.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
Interested candidates may apply online at firstname.lastname@example.org