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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Senior Grants Manager Uganda job Vacancy at War Child Canada

Job Title Senior Grants Manager
Country Uganda
City Kampala
Category Management
Closing date: 06 Sep 2013
Organization War Child Canada

War Child Canada works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child Canada takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.

When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, an under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible. But by making a long-term investment to create an environment in which childhood can thrive, the cycle of violence can be broken.

War Child Canada is a registered Canadian charity based in Toronto and currently works in Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda.

Position summary
The Senior Grants Manager will be responsible for proper implementation and functionality of a grants program under a USAID contract. This includes monitoring the entire grant management process and ensuring proper compliance with USAID regulations, the grant objectives and requirements of this RFA. This position is contingent on funding.


Grant Management:

• Ensure that the Grant Recipient(s) develops results, indicators and targets as well as an annual work plan, which reflect the objectives of the grants program. • Works with the Chief of Party, component managers and financial manager(s), to oversee financial reporting and selection of applications to ensure conformity with the grants program criteria, including the implementation of sub-Recipient capacity building (technical, organizational and financial management). • Leads in the development of a Grants Manual to outline the effective processes and procedures the Recipient(s) will utilize and enforce for the management of the grants program • Support all pre-award processes, ensure compliance of contractual terms and milestones.

Training and Capacity Building:

• Mentors, supports and develops the capacities of partners and grantees on financial monitoring, record keeping and grants management using USAID data report formats and validation methods. • Provides technical assistance to partners and grantees as required on budget development with a focus on maximizing cost recovery and aligning budgets to donor guidelines. • Oversees the financial capacity development strategy of each Recipient, ensuring progress against targets

Reports to Chief of Party

Education, experience, skills

• A Master’s degree in project management, financial and organization management or in a related discipline such as social science is highly preferred. Experience: • A minimum of five years of experience managing and administering U.S. Federal grants and/or contracts. • Experience working with USG supported projects and knowledge of financial rules and regulations, including use fiscal controls and fund accounting procedures that ensure that the funds are used for their intended purpose and are accounted for properly


• Skills in implementing financial and organizational sustainability of Recipients. • Ability to train partners on grant management and required reporting highly preferred. • He/she will have analytical skills to identify and assess credibility of organizations eligible of grants.

How to apply:
Application process:


Email: jobs@warchild.ca Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of ‘Senior Grants Manager - Uganda’

War Child Canada is committed to providing a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Final candidates will be vetted in accordance with War Child Canada’s Child Protection Policy, including appropriate reference and security checks. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please. For more information about War Child Canada, please visit www.warchild.ca.