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The Program Officer - Grants & compliance will oversee the grant implementation process of sub-grantees under Fleming Fund project. S/he will be responsible for reviewing the invoices and ensure compliance, completion and accuracy of expenditure reports and documentation.   

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Oversee grant implementation and work with grantees to ensure that activities are implemented in accordance with activity design and workplan.
  • With grantee and technical team, solve issues that arise during grant implementation.
  • Provide support during any budget forecasts and budget relocations of sub-grantees.
  • Liaison with sub-grantees technical and financial focal points for overall grant implementation.
  • Prepare the analysis of grant budget estimates for allowability, allocability, reasonableness, and consistency.
  • Provide support to define roles, responsibilities and timelines for grantees.
  • Generate and review all aspects of grant agreements with grantees, and ensure all activities are implemented in line with the activity design.
  • Generate and review all aspects of grant agreements with grantees.
  • Review payment requests of sub-grantees.
  • Ensure that all grant activities are properly documented from the start of implementation to grant close-down.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate/post graduate qualification in related fields of study (with disciplines including financial management and/or business administration) with minimum 7 years of working experience (4 years in similar role) in organizations of international development
  • Demonstrable track record of effective post-award management experience
  • Familiarity with organization and UK government regulations and compliance requirements
  • Can-do attitude and fair amount of attention to details
  • Good understanding of the project cycle, including project monitoring and design of project frameworks
  • Proven ability in analyzing and solving complex problems and in strategic planning
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and diplomatic skills
  • Demonstrated team player. Comfortable with challenges, ability to work in a high-profile fast-paced environment, flexibility to adapt to constantly changing dynamics
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks and work to tight timelines