Friday, 2 August 2019

Job Opportunities at DAI, Grants officers

Grants officer (2 positions)

About DAI and the Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth Project

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public-sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade. HIV/AIDS. avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations, philanthropies, and host-country governments.


Background:

The purpose of USAID’s Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth (AY) project is to use positive youth development approaches to empower rural Tanzanian youth and educate them on viable business options for rural economies, highlighting the income-generating potential across agricultural and other rural value chains and facilitating access to information, skills, and opportunities to ensure successful business startups and sustained employment.


Position   : Grants officer (2 positions) 1 in Iringa, 1 to be determined

Reporting to : Grants Manager

Job Descriptions

Develop and/or revise Request for Application, Annual Program Statements.
Request for Proposal, Concept notes, Grants &Contracts manuals, support documents, templates, and systems to ensure compliance with project needs and donor requirements
Provide management oversight and technical assistance to the project and proposal budget development and oversight of grants, contracts. Work closely with project technical staff to facilitate the process.
Provide oversight and technical assistance in the proper management of grants, subcontracts, and sub-agreements throughout the project.
Work with the Grants Manager, Project senior management and technical staff to select grantees for award. This will include establishing selection criteria for sub-grantees and conducting pre-award assessments to determine the responsibility of prospective grantees and providing feedback to all the applicants
Make determinations of risk profiles of prospective grantees and recommend appropriate approaches to mitigate the risks identified, including the development of special award conditions.
Ensure sub-grantee meets selection criteria & Budget analysis and negotiations
Complete submission of award documents for approval by Chief of Party/ USAID or DAI/W contracts administrator.
Provide technical assistance to staff and grantees on administrative policies and procedures for grants management. Technical assistance on the following topics will be provided in conjunction with the Grants Manager
Policies and procedures for procurement under sub-grants & Interpretation of donor regulations
Coordinate the monthly/quarterly reporting process where each grantee submits requests for reimbursements, and reports financial status, monitoring and evaluation data and a narrative report on progress.
Assess and manage risk for sub-awards to partner and sub recipient organizations.
Conduct site visits to selected grantee organizations to directly observe project implementation, provide project management support, train on USAID rules and regulations
Ensure regular audits are conducted on local partner and follow up on resolution of findings with partner’s staff.
Organize and maintain all project documents and files related to grant process and individual grantee activities.
Maintain and update specific project and related correspondence files, tracking and status sheets, and databases.
Conduct investigations to resolve contractual issues/problems/disputes arising from grants and make recommendations to Grants Manager for resolution.


PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Degree in Finance. Accounting, Economics. Business Administration or related field.
Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
Experience with USAID donor funded project.
3 years’ Experience on grants management
Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
Working knowledge of grants accounting.
Proficiency with Microsoft office.
Experience working with databases.
Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated


DAI is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to all. Qualified candidates should submit a CV, and cover letter explaining how the experience detailed in the CV will contribute to the requirements of the position. The applicant should also provide valid and reachable references.


The CV, cover letter, and list of references should be sent to AYA_HR@dai.com on or before August 16th,2019. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to respond to each individual candidate. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.