Friday, 13 July 2018

2 Job Opportunities At University Research Co., LLC (URC)- Grants Officer


About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.

Job Summary:  The Grants Officer will work closely with the Grants team to manage grants provided to health units supported by the project. This includes the accurate maintenance of a tracking record of grantee expenditures and advances, reviewing grantees’ financial reports, building financial management capacity among grantees, ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and orienting grantees on sub-grant requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Work collaboratively with other members of the grants management team to develop and implement grants management systems.
·         Carry out the financial reviews and project audits processes of grantees to ensure compliance with donor requirements
·         Follow up on accountabilities from sub-grantees in a timely manner to necessitate processing of additional funding.
·         Work closely with the Finance team in developing plans/budgets for the financial needs of sub grantees.
·         Work collaboratively with the other grants management team members in overseeing sub-grant functions and coordinate preparation of grant agreements, monitoring of grant periods and close out of the sub-grant awards.
·         Work closely with other URC USAID’S RHITES EC staff members in developing and carrying out annual work plans.
·         Review liquidation reports from sub-grantees.
·         Prepare sub- grantee reports and submitted them the Grants Manager, Finance & Admin Director and to the URC Headquarters.
·         Ensure budgetary controls of grantees and provide technical assistance to recipients, as required by the program.
·         Implement policies and procedures around the administration and monitoring of grants, and procedures designed to comply with donor regulations.
·         Work closely with the members of the grants management team to put in place a consistent- hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information and contracts related to grants.
·         Provide mentoring and training to sub-grantees/ building financial management capacity of sub-grantees.
·         Work collaboratively with the Program Managers to meet program goals.
·         Ensure proper interpretation and application of donor procedures and regulations.
·         Provide support in tracking and reporting of financial performance of grants.
·         Work closely with Grants management team to establish tools to track supervision visits to partners and provide necessary updates to technical teams.
·         Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Grants Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Management, or other relevant field. Level 2 ACCA or CPA completed
·         A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the grants management for CSO’s and CBO’s and or large donor-funded development programs (USAID desirable).
·         In-depth knowledge of US Government cost accounting and procurement procedures.
·         Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills.
·         Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for three professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda

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Deadline: 20th July 2018
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