Менеджер програми грантів (Grants Manager)
Chemonics International Inc., an international development consulting firm, seeks Grants Manager for a USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI)-funded Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative II (UCBI II). The position will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
UCBI II partners with Ukrainians to expand acceptance of a pluralistic civic identity based on common values while prioritizing programming that promotes unity, inclusion, and democratic reform in Ukraine. The program aims to: (1) Increase support for pluralistic national unity, and; (2) Strengthen public confidence in positive, democratic change.
The majority of UCBI II assistance is delivered as grants to local partners, including goods, services, and technical support. UCBI II works closely with a range of partners, including national and local civilian government entities, civil society organizations, media organizations, and community leaders to ensure that activities respond to local priorities and address underlying tensions.
Responsibilities for this position include:
- Responsible for the administrative and financial management of activities under the Transition Activity Pool (TAP).
- Working in coordination with other team members including the COP, DCOP, RPM, PDOs, and Procurement Managers, s/he will ensure compliance with USAID and Chemonics policies and procedures throughout the design, development, and implementation of grants.
- S/he will ensure effective liaising between project staff and grant recipients, providing technical advice and assistance as needed in areas such as financial management, procurement requirements, and implementation planning.
- Reporting to the DCOP in the Kyiv office, the Grants Manager works closely with all program staff to evaluate grant concepts and grant agreement/award documents while ensuring adherence to established grants management policies.
- S/he ensures proper negotiation of final terms and conditions for grants and reviews and analyzes budget estimates for allocability, reasonableness, and consistency. This includes working with grantees and project staff to develop or revise detailed grant budgets so that they are realistic and appropriate to the needs of the activity.
- S/he will review required documentation for grant disbursements, including grant agreements, negotiation memos, grant activity forms, branding and marking plans, and others, ensuring that grant files are complete and maintained as required.
- Responsible for overseeing the close-out of grants within required time frames.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- At least five (5) years of progressively responsible grants management work experience on donor-funded projects, such as activity management, financial management, procurement, and/or sub-contracting.
- Demonstrated experience in grants management focused on ensuring that procurement, finance, logistics, and programmatic aspects are being implemented on-time and in accordance with the specifications of the approved activity.
- Demonstrated experience in assessing recipient organizations’ grant-worthiness, as well as their financial, administrative and program planning capacities.
- Familiar with USAID contracts and grants management policies and procedures is desirable, but experience with other donor-funded projects will be accepted.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, a professional judgment that reflects positively on the image of the UCBI program.
- Fluent Ukrainian and proficient English required; proficiency in Russian strongly preferred.
Send electronic submissions to [email protected] by COB on June 09, 2020. Please insert the position you are applying for (“Grants Manager”) in the subject line and include your CV and a cover letter/statement of interest explaining interest in and qualifications for the job, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.
No telephone inquiries, please. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis and only finalists will be contacted. For more information, please visit www.chemonics.com.
“Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.”