Grants & Contracts Manager

Job Description

Title: Grants & Contracts Manager

Company Name: Winrock International

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, management, or relevant discipline.

Experience Requirements:
∎ 6 to 8 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Grants & Contracts Manager for USAID’s Esho Shikhi Activity in Bangladesh. The objective of the activity is to increase learning opportunities, improve the quality of education, build the capacity of communities to support education and respond to disasters, and ultimately improve learning outcomes of marginalized Bangladeshi children in crisis-affected marginalized communities.
∎ Position is contingent upon receipt of donor approval.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
∎ Assist in the design, development, implementation and program monitoring and evaluation of grant-making and grants management policies, procedures, and practices, in coordination with the Director of Finance and Administration, Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, and other staff;
∎ Provide policy guidance and interpretation for other Esho Shikhi activity staff involved in grant making and grants and subcontract management as well as grantees and subcontractors;
∎ Develop and communicate best practices in award compliance to ensure that activity staff, subcontractors, and grantees understand and adhere to relevant USAID and Winrock grants and policies;
∎ Analyze and evaluate subaward applications, proposals, and grant agreement/award documents to ensure adherence to established grants management policies;
∎ Ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for subawards and review and analyze budget estimates for allocability, reasonableness, and consistency;
∎ Establish the overall policies, practices and procedures relating to all aspects of subawards under the Esho Shikhi activity, and according to the Grants Manual that will guide the implementation of subawards and other activities. This will include specific procedures relating to subaward solicitation and selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and close-outs;
∎ Ensure the proper preparation and execution of subaward documents and grant disbursements consistent and compliant with USAID and Winrock requirements, procedures, and best practices;
∎ Assess subrecipient capabilities related to activity implementation and provide support to address potential weaknesses resulting from assessment;
∎ Undertake audits of grantees and partners if requested by the Director of Finance and Administration;
∎ Analyze, assess, and assist with budgetary and financial aspects of grant proposals, recipient financial management capacities and planning for implementation/procurement and cash disbursement needs for grants implementation;
∎ Ensure adequate cash flow for grant and contract activities throughout their implementation.
∎ Ensure effective liaison between activity staff, grant recipients, and subcontractors; provide activity grant recipients with technical advice and assistance in areas such as financial management, and financial sustainability, procurement requirements and implementation planning;
∎ With the Director of Finance and Administration, develop financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub awards/contracts;
∎ Produce budget projections and reports for submission to USAID
∎ Liaise with the COP to ensure the activity needs are being met in terms of accounting, contracts, and human resources;
∎ Coordinate with the Director of Finance and Administration to ensure monitoring of partner’s management of funds and cross-checking source documents and related sub-grants and associated financial oversight.
∎ Any other tasks and duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements:
∎ 6-8 years of experience working on subcontracts, grants management, and capacity development in Bangladesh;
∎ Previous experience with USAID contracts or cooperative agreements and knowledge of U.S. Government (USAID) regulations, policies, and procedures desired.
∎ Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills;
∎ Excellent written and oral communication in English and Bengali required;
∎ Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).

∎ The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 17 May 2022

Company Information:
∎ 8 May 2022
∎ Winrock International
∎ Business : Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

Category: NGO/Development

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